Redwood City is one of the more diverse, cosmopolitan cities in Silicon Valley, covering a large swath of San Francisco Bay shoreline and reaching into the Santa Cruz Mountains. With 76,815 residents, it’s a hot spot of revitalization and civic improvements that rival Oakland in the East Bay. The history of Redwood City goes back to its original inhabitation by the Ohlone people, native Americans who were found by Spanish explorers in the 18th century living along the coast from San Francisco Bay to southern Salinas Valley. The city has been a port for the shipment of lumber and other goods. It’s now the seat of San Mateo County.
For families, couples and singles, Redwood City offers a high-quality lifestyle with a full menu of special events, entertainment, shopping and dining. The historical courthouse downtown has seen major improvements including a welcoming courtyard flanked by elegant water fountains. Those with children appreciate the fine educational opportunities in the local schools such as Menlo-Atherton High School, which was named a 2013 California Distinguished School.
Whether you’re looking for exciting nightlife, a simple and serene daylife, or anything in between, you’ll find it in Redwood City. And with San Jose and San Francisco each less than 28 miles away, it’s no wonder more and more people are proud to call Redwood City home.
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