Welcome to Redwood City
Redwood City is rich in history and local lore. From its earliest inhabitation by the Ohlone people. Redwood City is located in the Bay Area 25 miles south of San Francisco, and about 27 miles north of San Jose. It is approximately 19 square miles in land area with a mean elevation of 15 feet above sea level. The community combines residential, industrial, and commercial elements in a largely urban environment. The City is easily accessible from Highways 101 and 280 and extends from the San Francisco Bay shoreline to the hillsides of the Santa Cruz mountains. Getting to Downtown Redwood City is a snap! Redwood City has easy freeway access, and also are well connected to regional transit systems. The City is located in San Mateo County in the center of the San Francisco Peninsula. Combined with its reputation as the business and industrial center of the Peninsula, Redwood City is becoming an entertainment destination as well. Theater, music, dance, cultural arts, and more make Redwood City an inviting community of the entire region and beyond. With its convenient location roughly between Highways 101 and 280, its assortment of hotels and motels, many cultural activities and entertainment, and its variety of businesses both large and small, visitors always come back to Redwood City.