Redwood City

Redwood City

Redwood City, at the midpoint of the San Francisco Peninsula, is home to a newly revitalized downtown and a growing number of tech startups. "Climate Best by Government Test" has proudly become the city's trademark. Downtown Redwood City features the restored Fox Theater, a weekly Farmer's Market, restaurants and bars, a large theater complex, and weekly summer events at the Courthouse Square, from free live music to tango lessons. Caltrain runs through Redwood City, making for an easy a commute to San Francisco. Many local businesses offer shuttle service from the train station.




Neighborhoods


Emerald Hills

The Emerald Hills, a section of unincorporated San Mateo directly west of Redwood City, was originally conceived and developed in the 1930’s as a resort area for San Franciscans looking to escape the cool of summer in the City by The Bay. The area originally featured two lakes, a golf course, hunting lodges and a lakeside lodge/club house on the upper lake. Many cabins and smaller homes were built as summer houses, most not intended to be year round homes but more importantly to let vacationers feel they were living the resort life. As interest waned in the area for recreation, those cabins were bought up by do-it-your-selfers looking for an economical way to invest in a home or people trying to get away from the typical suburban sprawl. Today, Emerald Hills features some of the more expensive (and not expensive real estate in San Mateo County. It is served by two great K-8 schools (Roy Cloud and Clifford), a great 9 hole golf course at the Elks Lodge open to the public and a jewel of a hiking/outdoor environment in Edgewood Park. One of the two original lakes is available for summer swimming by membership (they go fast). Access to Highway 280 and the downtowns of Woodside, Redwood City and San Carlos is excellent. A small but vibrant little commercial area sports The Canyon Inn (Burgers), Canyon Coffee (Latte time), Speederia Pizza, SnapFitness and Canyon Gas & Auto. It’s got rural appeal without the commute, a funky feel with a fashionable finish.

Emerald Lake Hills

West of the Alameda and north of Jefferson, the area known as Emerald Hills actually consists of two large subdivisions: Emerald Hills and Emerald Lake (even though there are two lakes). The area is also referred to as Emerald Lake or Emerald Hills. Some areas of this neighborhood have the feel of rustic La Honda, while other areas are slightly newer and more upscale. This area’s housing is just as diverse as the landscape, from the original tiny summer cabins built in the 1920’s to extravagant new construction, with just about everything imaginable in between.

Pre-war homes usually have some charm, while post-war homes vary widely in appeal. Lots can be large, but steep slopes can keep part of it from being completely usable. Many homes have spectacular views of the Peninsula. If you’re looking for something more bohemian without driving all the way up to Skyline, this is the spot.

Farm Hill

Homes in the Farm Hill area tend to be bigger and on larger lots than those in the Woodside Plaza area. Some have spectacular views.

Friendly Acres

Friendly Acres is a community of small but affordable homes that lies East of El Camino at Marsh and Highway 101. Friendly Acres even has a few clusters of pre-war bungalows to the north. Some areas are more diverse than others, but this area is great for buyers on a condo budget who really want a single-family home.

Oak Knoll - Redwood Park

Friendly Acres is a community of small but affordable homes that lies East of El Camino at Marsh and Highway 101. Friendly Acres even has a few clusters of pre-war bungalows to the north. Some areas are more diverse than others, but this area is great for buyers on a condo budget who really want a single-family home.

Redwood Shores

A huge bayside neighborhood east of Belmont, Redwood Shores is one of only three mid-Peninsula areas that let you live on or near the water. Redwood Shores is home to many technology companies, including Oracle and Electronic Arts. Its first houses were built in the late ‘60s and look much like Foster City’s earliest efforts, but the most recent construction is only a few years old. It’s also a great choice for a condo or townhouse. Forbes magazine rated Redwood Shores as one of "America's Top Selling Luxury Neighborhoods” in 2009.

Roosevelt

Located in the heart of Redwood City, Roosevelt is a great area for families with younger children, with its elementary and middle schools. Most homes were built in the 1950’s. Its flat terrain is great for walking and riding bikes. Red Morton Park has large fields for football and baseball, an area for picnics complete with barbecue pits, a community center and lighted tennis courts.

Woodside Plaza

One of Redwood City's best-known and most popular neighborhoods, the homes in the Woodside Plaza neighborhood are reminiscent of the "Leave It To Beaver" house. Extending from Valota Road to the south side of Farm Hill Boulevard, these houses are typical 1950’s entry-level homes, ranging from 1000-1300 square feet, although many have been remodeled and expanded. This is a very pleasant neighborhood where kids are often found riding their bikes through the streets.

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