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Redwood City, CA

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Redwood City is located in San Mateo County and boasts a moderate and comfortable climate all year long. It is home to a plethora of sightseeing opportunities, museums, and historic buildings. There are 30 different parks ranging in size from a quarter of an acre to 40 acres and there is even a designated skate park and dog park.

Getting Around in Redwood City, CA

The city is within close proximity to Highways 101 and 280 and is very well connected to regional transit systems. The Redwood City Caltrain stop is in the middle of downtown and the SamTrans buses have multiple routes that provide easy access across the area as well.

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The average commuter time in Redwood City is:
10 to 14 minutes
Explore info about this city
  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.4%
  • 15.75%
  • 2.39%

Parks and Recreation

<p>Redwood City offers a variety of fun activities through their Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department. With 30 parks in the city, the community hosts events for kids and adults of all ages, and there's a great activity guide so everyone can join a new activity every season. From sports to fitness and wellness, there is something for people of every age and fitness level.</p>

The Entertainment Destination

<p>Downtown Redwood City is becoming a major entertainment hub in the peninsula. A city concert series gives the community its culture, and if you're in a band, submit your application to perform for the community! There are also seasonal festivals featured on major holidays, as well as some cultural events like the Latino Film Festival and the Fiestas Patrias celebration that show off the diversity of this city.</p>

Rich in Local Lore

<p>The earliest inhabitants of this city was the Ohlone people, hence the name of their local community college, Ohlone College. This city is historically known as a port for lumber and other goods. Jump into the past and discover fascinating historical facts about Wyatt Earp&Otilde;s saloon, the hotel where President Herbert Hoover stayed. Take the Path of History Walking Tour with a self guided walking tour to discover the history of Redwood City on your own.</p>