REDWOOD CITY AND COMMUNITY LIFE

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Redwood City Slogan Is Timeless and Well Known As “Climate Best By Government Tests”, describes the wonderful climate at the Government Seat of San Mateo County.

Looking back to the original days and the history of Redwood City as described by fourth and fifth generation residents they explain the early days as the city with a well-known lumber industry, Pacific Portland Cement Company, Morgan Oyster Company and Leslie Salt Company. These companies brought their employees to this very special city that has a very desirable community atmosphere.

Redwood City, as the San Mateo County seat of government this brought additional growth and changes to the city. Then came the beginning of Silicon Valley and with Ampex Corporation starting their company on a large campus here in Redwood City and this was home with the beginning of a company that was known worldwide for their Electric Imagining Industry.

Redwood City is poised with neighborhoods that offer excellent schools, parks and the best healthcare facilities in the state. With Kaiser Hospital and the Outpatient Stanford Campus there are shuttles between the Palo Alto, Stanford Hospital Campus and the Redwood City Campus.

Just in the last few months I have represented sellers of Multi-Family Apartment buildings here in Redwood City. Both buyers who purchased the apartment buildings were investors who owned other real estate here in Redwood City. They know from experience that there is a strong demand for housing in Redwood City. With a great location as the mid- point between San Francisco and the heart of Silicon Valley, Redwood City offers an ideal location for their residents who work in other cities in the Bay Area. With Caltrans and easy access to local highways it is very convenient to centers of job growth.

At a recent Open House I had a few weeks ago which the home just closed escrow, I learned from many of the neighbors and potential buyers that the key reasons they were interested in living in Redwood City was because of the strong sense of community life. Just recently while out to dinner on a weeknight in the downtown area I observed the vibrancy of the city with all the popular restaurants and entertainment spots crowded with people. Many of the local residents and people from surrounding cities come to enjoy the popular Farmers Market here in town.

So for many people this is home to live, work or socialize with friends. With very close proximity to many of the best colleges, junior colleges, hospitals, employment, schools and parks.

People are drawn to Redwood City a city with a rich heritage that has a true sense of community and an excellent quality of life.