Redwood City

About Redwood City

Redwood City is located approximately 27 miles (43 km) south of San Francisco and 24 miles (39 km) north of San Jose. It is the first incorporated city in San Mateo County, on the peninsula, north of Silicon Valley. The population of 86,000+ is well-educated and diverse. Siting right on the bay, the weather is comfortable with average lows between 38⁰-54⁰ and high between 58⁰-84⁰. As such, Redwood City was named one of three world’s best climate in a survey conducted by the US and German governments prior to World War I.

Among the companies that call Redwood City home are Ampex Data Systems Corporation, BigBand Networks, DreamWorks, Electronic Arts, Oracle, Shutterfly, and Evernote.


Redwood City consists of 9 neighborhoods: Central Redwood City, Downtown, Edgewater Park, Emerald Hills, Farm Hills, Friendly Acres, Horgan Ranch / Kentfield Commons, Mount Carmel, and Woodside Plaza.

Redwood City is split into three different primary zip codes: 94061, 94062, and 94063. Homes in the area are predominantly single-family homes, but there is a growing supply of condominiums and townhomes as the city expands.

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Redwood City Utilities

Electricity/GasPG &
WaterWater and Sewer Service650-780-7210Helpful Telephone Numbers
GarbageGarbage and Recycling650-595-3900Helpful Telephone Numbers
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Long DistanceAT &
FireRedwood City Fire
PoliceRedwood City Police
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