It’s all happening in the city voted Climate Best by Government Test. Home to start-ups and tech giants like Box and Electronic Arts, this big Peninsula city has great weather and friendly neighborhoods. Take Emerald Hills, an enclave nestled against Woodside. While just minutes from Redwood City’s happening downtown, Emerald Hills enjoys open space, gorgeous views, and beloved community gathering places such as a golf course and lake. This balance of tree-lined neighborhoods and a thriving economic force make the city a popular place to live.
1. The Hills Are Alive - Downtown you’ll find historic Victorians radiating from the bustling downtown, but five minutes west you’ll discover a slower-paced community full of big homes. This is Emerald Hills where summer weekends are spent at the Emerald Hills Golf Course or lounging by the lake at the neighborhood’s private country club.
2. Start-up Central - Downtown Redwood City has emerged as a giant in Silicon Valley’s start-up and tech scene hosting companies like Evernote and Box, and, most recently, Startup Grind, an annual conference for entrepreneurs. Its central location, lively downtown, and commute options are just a few reasons why it tops the list.
3. Commuter’s Paradise - Caltrain, 280, 101, El Camino, and a fantastic network of bike paths converge to create excellent commute options for heading north or south.
4. Culture’s Calling - No other Peninsula city can compete with the diversity and culture in downtown Redwood City. You’ll find authentic ethnic food, Michelin-rated restaurants and entertainment options ranging from the beautifully transformed Fox Theater, home to plays and music acts, to the Century 20 movie theater to events in the courthouse plaza.