Welcome to Redwood City
The City of Redwood City is a San Francisco Bay Area community located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the technology-rich region extending from the San Francisco Peninsula to the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Redwood City is the third-largest city in the County of San Mateo, with 85,992 residents.
The city enjoys an average of 255 sunny days a year, which it boasts via the city slogan: "Climate Best by Government Test". Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum (located in the county's old courthouse) and the only active deep water port within the south bay of San Francisco.
The city's vibrant downtown, quickly becoming known as the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula, offers residents, visitors, and businesses a unique retail, entertainment, and restaurant experience. Redwood City was among the Best Places to Live in 2018
, according to Livability.com.
The online community research publication ranked Palo Alto 6th, San Mateo 29th, Redwood City 65th, Burlingame 70th, and Mountain View 85th among 100 cities across the country. Ann Arbor, Michigan, took the top spot.