City of Redwood City, CA
Redwood City is possibly most well known for being the home of Oracle and Electronic Arts. Located about 27 miles south of San Francisco and 24 miles north of San Jose, it is the midpoint for commuting to San Franciso peninsula cities. Although Redwood City only encompasses about 15.2 square miles of land it is quite diverse. The northern neighborhood of Redwood Shores is affluent and it is not possible to travel by car from Redwood Shores to the rest of Redwood City without leaving the city limits. A large dense urban area is present in the east, north, north-east and central neighborhoods. A dense suburban area includes the west, south and central-south neighborhoods. The deep south and south-west is less dense. Finally the rural hillside neighborhoods are quite upscale. Note that Emerald Lake Hills and North Fair Oaks are mostly outside the city limits but are often associated with Redwood City.
The top 10 employers in Redwood City are: 1) Oracle, 2) Electronic Arts, 3) Kaiser Permanente, 4) Silver Spring Networks, 5) Stanford Hospital, 6) Pacific Data Images (Dreamworks), 7)Genomic Health, 8) Abbott Vascular, 9) Shutterfly.com, 10) Western Athletics Club
U.S. Census Facts for Redwood City
- Total Population: 76,815
- 29,005 housing units - 52.3% owner occupied
- Median household income: $79,419
- Bachelors degree or higher: 40.2%
- Median age: 36.6
City of Redwood City, CA - Home Values
Extensive graphs of Redwood City home values for both single family homes and condos can be viewed at my Redwood City Home Values web page. Recent Redwood City home sales can be viewed at my Redwood City Just Sold web page. Four key values: price, price per sq ft, size, and lot size, for Redwood City single family houses are shown in the tabbed windows below.