Redwood City, in the heart of Silicon Valley, should definitely be on your radar for relocation. The city not only offers you some of the finest weather in California, it also places you squarely in the tech world’s epicenter.
The city by the bay
The third-largest city in San Mateo County, Redwood City is just 27 miles from San Francisco and 6 miles from Stanford University. A short drive or train ride brings you to the museums, restaurants, and attractions of the “city by the bay,” while staying closer to home has benefits, too. These include the San Mateo County History Museum, housed in a historic courthouse, and a revitalized downtown, home to the 20-screen Fox Theater, boutiques, and restaurants. The city even boasts a winery with a tasting room and a local brewery.
Redwood City’s prime location in Silicon Valley places residents in the center of global innovation. DreamWorks and Electronic Arts both call Redwood City home, while headquarters for Zazzle and a satellite Stanford campus are on the horizon. Legendary tech firm Oracle has called the city home for more than 20 years.
Thanks to Redwood City’s 225 days of sun annually, its slogan reads, “Climate Best by Government Test.” This is a reference to actual tests conducted by American and German researchers to determine the best climates on the planet. Redwood City ranked near the top of that list, alongside parts of the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. The city’s name also refers to the native redwood trees, found at City Hall and the Purisima Redwoods Loop, a nearby hiking trail.
Located near San Francisco’s international airport, Redwood City is a convenient hub for busy travelers. If land-based adventures are more your speed, Redwood City is linked to the rest of the region via a series of highways which run to popular destinations including Big Sur, Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, and even Los Angeles.