Map of Redwood City
Population 85,288 (2015 estimate)
Single Family Homes Statistics
|Number of Sales||565||562||580|
|Average Days on Market||26||19||24|
|Average Sales Price||$1,458,143||$1,413,449||$1,178,413|
|Median Sales Price||$1,405,000||$1,328,000||$1,138,000|
|Median Price Per Sqft||$859||$809||$684|
|% of List Price Received||105%||110%||107%|
|Number of Sales||93||131||215|
|Average Days on Market||18||21||24|
|Average Sales Price||$892,994||$815,914||$749,214|
|Median Sales Price||$880,000||$820,000||$738,000|
|Median Price Per Sqft||$677||$625||$561|
|% of List Price Received||106%||107%||105%|
Redwood City History
Redwood City continues to grow and develop into one of the most sought-after communities on the peninsula. Its’ 80,000 residents have the privilege of a thriving downtown with unique shops, restaurants, a concerts series in the square, lush parks, farmers markets and a multitude of annual festivals.
In 1851, a deep-water channel that ran inland to what is now Redwood City was discovered off of San Francisco Bay. Named “Redwood Creek,” this channel was used by the lumber companies to ship wood and logs from the redwood forests in the peninsula hills to San Francisco. Lumber products of all types were brought to the waterfront for export, and Redwood City became famous for its workable port where materials could be shipped without the delay or expense of overland travel.
Among Redwood City’s finest qualities are the 30 parks sprawled across the city limits. Bay Area hikers and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the 467 acres of Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve which is famous for impressive displays of wildflowers each spring. The park’s location, within easy access to Interstate 280 and Edgewood Road, makes this beautiful display readily accessible to the population centers of the San Francisco Peninsula.
Redwood City also includes the unincorporated neighborhood of Emerald Hills. The Emerald Lake Country Club was founded in 1926 and began as a rustic getaway location for San Franciscans. Currently, Emerald Hills still retains use of two lakes, Upper and Lower Emerald Lake, originally created as part of the country club’s allure.
In addition to the picturesque cabins of Emerald Hills, Redwood City provides onlookers varying architecturally diverse and historically significant homes. The Lathrop House on Hamilton Avenue was built in 1863 in the Carpenter Gothic style and later relocated from its original location on Broadway in 1905. It served as a former residence of a Civil War general, a county sheriff and a county clerk, and is open to the public several days each week. The Mount Carmel neighborhood began to grow when Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a Catholic Parish and School in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, was founded in 1885. The homes surrounding the beautifully designed mission style church vary from Spanish to craftsman homes. Most recently Redwood City has greatly expanded the downtown living options by adding luxurious hip condos close to all the action downtown provides.
Among the community activities, Redwood City is known for Friday night Music on the Courthouse Square is among the most popular. The restored San Mateo County Courthouse is also home to a year-round slate of music, arts and community events. Redwood City famously hosts the annual Independence Day Parade and Festival, and the very popular 4th of July Fun Run. On Saturdays between April and November, the city hosts a Farmer’s Market near the downtown Sequoia station. The Caltrain Holiday Train, a Bay Area tradition since 2001, makes Redwood City a premier stop during the free family event that brings together thousands of local community members in the spirit of joy and giving.
In 1925, the Chamber of Commerce and the Real Estate Board awarded Wilbur H. Doxsee a prize of $10 for his entry,”Climate Best By Government Test” as a slogan to attract future homebuyers. Today those words are still placed with pride on the city’s signs for all to see.
Almost 100 years later, Redwood City still proves to be one of the finest places to call home on the peninsula.