11 Facts About Redwood City


Redwood City is a city on the San Francisco Peninsula in Northern California's Bay Area, approximately 27 miles south of San Francisco, and 24 miles northwest of San Jose.

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The county seat of San Mateo County in the heart of Silicon Valley, Redwood City is home to several global technology companies including Oracle, Electronic Arts, Evernote, Box, and Informatica.

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The Port of Redwood City is the only deepwater port on San Francisco Bay south of San Francisco.

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Redwood City incorporated in 1867, being the first city in San Mateo County to do so; it has remained the county seat since the county's formation in 1856.

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Redwood City's charter provides for a councilor-manager form of government.

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At the high school level it is part of the Sequoia Union High School District and high schools in Redwood City that are part of this district are the comprehensive Sequoia High School, the charter schools Summit Preparatory Charter High School and Everest Public High School, and the continuation school Redwood High School.

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Many students from Redwood City attend another Sequoia Union school, Woodside High School, in the neighboring town of Woodside.

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The community of Redwood City Shores is served by the Belmont - Redwood City Shores School District and Carlmont High School.

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Redwood City has a stop on Caltrain, and local bus service is provided by SamTrans.

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Redwood City's slogan, emblazoned on arches across Broadway at the east and west entrances to downtown, is "Climate Best By Government Test".

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Cargill has operated salt ponds in Redwood City, and has proposed development of the ponds, resulting in demands for restoration of some of the land.

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