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Overview of Redwood City

The area surrounding Redwood, Calif., may be best known for its towering trees and vast wilderness, but those looking for apartments in Redwood City will find a vast array of housing options in closely-knit communities.

As much as nearby Redwood National Park is known for its trees, Redwood City, with a population of more than 75,000, is renowned its profound sense of community, respect for the past and thoughtful planning for the future. While this city draws many tourists looking to explore the nearby parks and forests, it is also home to a significant high-tech industry in the center of the San Francisco Peninsula.

Living in Redwood City, CA

While many people associated Redwood City with the famously huge redwood trees that grow across the upper half of the state, the city itself is actually more well-known for its climate. In the 1920s, the Chamber of Commerce held a competition to create a slogan for the city, which ended up being "Climate Best by Government Test." The slogan is a testament to government testing that took place before World War I and found Redwood City to be at the center of one of the world's three best climates - the other two are on the Canary Islands and the Mediterranean Coast of North Africa.

The climate is indeed seemingly perfect - the average high throughout the year is 77 degrees Fahrenheit and the low is 63, and there are approximately 160 sunny days and 20 inches of rainfall per year.

Those who live in apartments in Redwood City are encouraged to join their neighborhood associations and get to know their neighbors to increase the community's tight-knit atmosphere. Each of the 11 neighborhood associations meets periodically to discuss community issues. Other neighborhoods may not be organized into official associations, but provide safe places for families and individuals to live with a strong community feel and cultivate a cooperative relationship with the city.

Redwood City Work and Study

Redwood City also has a thriving economy. Its no. 1 employer is Oracle America Inc., a high-tech computer company that employs 29,000 people in total, and about 5,795 workers in its home city. Jobs in public education, government and healthcare also top the list of leading employers, but the number of other high-tech companies located here cannot be overlooked - Electronic Arts, PDI/Dreamworks and Silver Spring Networks all call Redwood City home.

The nearby colleges and universities of San Francisco Bay - including Stanford University - offer plenty in the way of higher educational opportunities and the Redwood City School District serves nearly 9,000 students.

Rentals in Redwood City, CA and Cost of Living

Those looking for rentals in Redwood City don't have to pay a big price to be part of a rewarding community. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median gross rent in 2010 was $1,303. The average household income in 2009 was nearly $70,000, about $10,000 more than that of the state of California on average.

Redwood City Attractions and Special Events

Because of the close community feed of Redwood City, there are always events and festivals for residents to enjoy. Whether you prefer taking part in a city-wide Salsa dance festival or watching movies in downtown's Courthouse Square, there is something for everyone throughout the year. Perhaps the largest celebration is Redwood City's Independence Day Parade, sponsored by the Peninsula Celebration Association. The parade has been held since 1938.

Of course, outdoor enthusiasts need not travel far to see the massive redwood forests that the city was named after. The National Redwood Forest may have the tallest trees on Earth, but the national and state parks also protect prairies, oak woodlands, river ways and close to 40 miles of California coastline.

To find your next rental apartment or house in Redwood City, take a look at our listings on Rent.com®.

The Plaza Luxury Apartments: Foster City - Foster City, CA 94404
23

Foster City, CA 94404

$2822 - $6714

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Foster City, CA (Pilgrim-Triton, Town Center)


$2822 - $6714

307 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Oak Creek Apartments - Palo Alto, CA 94304
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(9)

Palo Alto, CA 94304

$2660 - $6270

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Palo Alto, CA (Oak Creek)

(9)

$2660 - $6270

759 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Creekside - San Mateo, CA 94401
19

San Mateo, CA 94401

$2371 - $3266

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Mateo, CA (East San Mateo, North Shoreview...)


$2371 - $3266

192 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parksquare Apartments - Palo Alto, CA 94306
12

Palo Alto, CA 94306

$2300 - $3050

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Montage Apartments - Palo Alto, CA 94306
2

Palo Alto, CA 94306

$2795 - $3995

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Woodmont Apartments - Belmont, CA 94002
22

Belmont, CA 94002

$2078 - $2928

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Belmont, CA (Central, Downtown Belmont)


$2078 - $2928

30 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Sand Cove - Foster City, CA 94404
12

Foster City, CA 94404

$2193 - $3368

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Foster City, CA (Famous Ships)


$2193 - $3368

344 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Timberlane Apartments/Windsor - Belmont, CA 94002
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(3)

Belmont, CA 94002

$1900 - $2950

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Belmont, CA (Western Hills)

(3)

$1900 - $2950

80 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Woodland Park - East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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East Palo Alto, CA 94303

$1423 - $4686

0-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

East Palo Alto, CA (Gateway 101, University Circle...)


$1423 - $4686

1809 Units 0-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chesapeake Point - San Mateo, CA 94403
14

San Mateo, CA 94403

$2734 - $3859

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

San Mateo, CA (East San Mateo)


$2734 - $3859

100 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Southwood - Palo Alto, CA 94306
12

Palo Alto, CA 94306

$3317 - $3973

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Palo Alto, CA (Midtown)


$3317 - $3973

100 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

One Hundred Grand - Foster City, CA 94404
4

Foster City, CA 94404

Contact for Pricing

1 Bed 1 Bath

Foster City, CA (Central San Mateo, North Central)


Contact for Pricing

166 Units 1 Bed 1 Bath

Stanford Villa - Palo Alto, CA 94306
11

Palo Alto, CA 94306

$2470 - $3860

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Palo Alto, CA


$2470 - $3860

209 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Marc, Palo Alto - Palo Alto, CA 94301
26

Palo Alto, CA 94301

$3710 - $14500

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Palo Alto, CA (Downtown North, University Park)


$3710 - $14500

118 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hillsdale Square Apartments - San Mateo, CA 94403
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(5)

San Mateo, CA 94403

$2468 - $2920

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Furnished Studio - San Francisco - San Carlos, CA 94070
14

San Carlos, CA 94070

$3315

1 Bed 0 Baths

San Carlos, CA (Centennial, East San Carlos)


$3315

1 Bed 0 Baths

The Madison Belmont - Belmont, CA 94002
36

Belmont, CA 94002

$2264 - $3476

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Belmont, CA (Downtown Belmont, Sterling Downs)


$2264 - $3476

198 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hawthorne Apartment Homes - Palo Alto, CA 94301
10

Palo Alto, CA 94301

$2595 - $3995

1 Bed 0 Baths

Palo Alto, CA (Downtown North)


$2595 - $3995

1 Bed 0 Baths

Furnished Studio - San Francisco - San Mateo, CA 94404
13

San Mateo, CA 94404

$3570

1 Bed 0 Baths

San Mateo, CA (East San Mateo, Mariner's Island...)


$3570

1 Bed 0 Baths

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