Redwood City is a city situated in the San Francisco - Oakland metropolitan area, which is part of California, United States.
Redwood City offers a slower-paced environment and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors. Access to green spaces, such as Edgewood County Park and Hoover Park, is easy from the majority of locations in the city, since there are around 20 of them close by for residents to discover and reaching a park from a lot of properties for sale is occasionally challenging. The noise levels in this city are also reasonably low, as the streets are usually quite tranquil - although there are still several louder sections, especially near one of the railway lines, the airport (San Carlos Airport) or Bayshore Freeway.
In Redwood City, roughly half of the dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses are the main alternatives in the housing stock. This city is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes. The split between home owners and renters is about even. The properties in this part of the San Francisco - Oakland metropolitan area are quite old, because about 45% of its buildings were built pre-1960, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s.
It is convenient to get to the closest supermarket on foot from most houses for sale in Redwood City. Bay Road is among the best streets for groceries. Furthermore, those who like to eat in restaurants will have a fair number of choices, for example along Middlefield Road, and a limited selection of coffee shops can be found as well. With regards to education, it is a reasonably short walk to reach both primary and secondary schools from anywhere in Redwood City. Residents have the choice between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
Redwood City will appeal to active people as it is reasonably convenient for walking; many daily needs can be met on foot. However, the bike is a somewhat poor mode of transportation in this city since cyclists are faced with a considerable amount of slopes, and the cycling infrastructure is rather poor. Redwood City is very car friendly. Many homes for sale are a rather short car ride from the closest highway, such as Bayshore Freeway, and finding a parking spot is easy. However, the public transit system in Redwood City is not very convenient. Nevertheless, property owners profit from the Redwood City Station with access to the Caltrain Line. The city is connected by approximately 20 bus lines, and bus stops are not very far away from most houses.