From its newly revitalized downtown area to its peaceful hillside homes, Redwood City serves up a large amount of diversity for those searching for a home in the Bay Area. An ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts, residents are treated to everything from classically established, suburban neighborhoods to more rural-like neighborhoods with sweeping views overlooking the Bay. While appealing to those in search of more space and more privacy, there are also homes in Redwood City that appeal to first-time buyers and renters, without sacrificing some of the best parts of living in the Bay Area. Tucked away between San Francisco and San Jose, stretching from the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Bay, Redwood City presents plenty of options for prospective new residents.
Entry-level buyers are often attracted to locations like Dumbarton, where small homes, rentals and multi-unit residential buildings are often more affordable. For single-family homes on small lots, condos and apartments close to downtown and the Caltrain, other entry-level buyers and renters head to Lenolt. Built on the former site of the city’s famous chrysanthemum nurseries, Horgan Ranch brings in even more options when it comes to established mid-range homes in Redwood City. Heading up the housing scale, Farm Hill Estates presents larger homes with Bay views, while Clifford Heights brings about a more secluded setting, with winding roads and a diverse selection of home styles. Some of the city’s most expensive housing is in Emerald Hills, where large homes and large lots dot the landscape, perched along the narrow winding streets of the city’s western edge.
New options in shopping, dining, festivals and entertainment bring residents to explore Downtown Redwood City, while popular Red Morton Park offers up a large location for sports and community events. For a more secluded setting, residents head out to the explore the rural-like setting of Edgewood Park, where miles of trails make room for walking and hiking in the region. While coveted for its large parks and protected green space, Redwood City also sits right in the heart of Silicon Valley, attracting several global tech companies and boasts the only deep-water port in south San Francisco Bay.
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