Livability Score

85
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (30) A+
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
La Sweet
Coffee Shop
Kristi Marie's
Coffee Shop
Corner Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Red Giant Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Cafe La Tartine
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Philz Coffee
Coffee Shop
Revere Coffee & Tea
Coffee Shop
Coffeebar
Coffee Shop
¡Venga! Empanadas
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Injuri
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Quickly
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Summit Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Connoisseur Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Emerald Hills Cafe and Roasting Company
Coffee Shop
Pink Pantherz Espresso
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (8) A+
Fox Theatre
Theatre Arts
Club Fox
Nightclub
San Mateo County History Museum
Museum
Redwood Downtown 20 and XD
Cinema
Dragon Theater
Theatre Arts
The Main Gallery
Museum
Mardi Gras Lounge
Nightclub
Club Caliente
Nightclub
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Museum of San Carlos History
Museum
Hiller Aviation Museum
Museum
Bill and Jean Lane Education Center
Museum
Performing Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Peabody Fine Art Gallery and Framing
Art Gallery
Art Ventures Gallery
Art Gallery
Simon Breitbard
Art Gallery
Sense Fine Art
Art Gallery
The Main Gallery
Art Gallery
West Bay Model Railroad Association
Museum
Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Guild
Theatre Arts
Atherton Fine Art
Art Gallery
Food and Drink (59) A+
Sodini's
Bar
Peninsula Liquors
Alcohol
RWC Underground Pub
Bar
Gourmet Haus Staudt - Store
Alcohol
Ghostwood Beer Co.
Bar
Jamba
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
See's Candies
Sweets
Curry Wrapper’s Delight
Fast Food
The Sandwich Spot
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Noah's Bagels
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Bobby D's Cocktail Lounge & Sports Bar
Bar
The Habit Burger Grill
Fast Food
Papa John's
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Taqueria El Grullense
Fast Food
Five Guys
Fast Food
Ben Frank's
Fast Food
Happy Donuts
Fast Food
Bubble & Wrap
Sweets
Rockn Wraps
Fast Food
The Blacksmith
Bar
Nighthawk
Bar
Fitness (13) A+
Monarch Crossfit
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Obstacourse Fitness
Gym
Heartcore
Gym
Fair Oaks Community Center
Community Centre
One on One Fiteness
Gym
Snap Fitness
Gym
Recreation and Wellness Center
Gym
NorCal CrossFit
Gym
Undisputed Boxing Gym
Gym
Bay Club Redwood Shores
Gym
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
Community Centre
Athletic Center
Gym
Club Oracle
Gym
Sandpiper Community Center
Community Centre
Barrett Community Center
Community Centre
SBM Group Fit
Gym
Barrel Up Training Facility
Gym
AXIS
Gym
Groceries (19) A+
Indian Grocery and Spices
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Gambrel & Co.
Butcher
Grocery Outlet
Grocery Store
Mercadito Latino
Grocery Store
Mi Rancho Supermarket
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Sigonas Farmers Market
Grocery Store
Mi Rancho Supermarket
Grocery Store
Smart & Final
Grocery Store
Lucky
Grocery Store
Dehoff's Key Market
Grocery Store
Shell Gas Station
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
La Biscotteria
Bakery
Bonfare
Grocery Store
El Paisano
Grocery Store
Bianchini's
Grocery Store
Pena Meat and Food Market
Grocery Store
Chavez Supermarket
Grocery Store
Lucky
Grocery Store
Chavez Supermarket
Grocery Store
Delucchi's Market
Grocery Store
Parks (104) A+
Unknown Name
Park
Little River Park
Park
Laurie Duncan Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Memorial Square Park
Park
Mezes Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Wellesley Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Stafford Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Duncan Park
Park
Jardin de Ninos Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Red Morton Community Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Hawes Park
Park
Magical Bridge Playground
Playground
Dove Beeger Park
Park
Union Cemetery
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (129) A+
Quallity Computers
Electronics
Fabulous Hair & Nails1
Hairdresser
Belle Åme Salon
Hairdresser
Ms. Elenyus
Gift Shop
Savada-Adamich Opticians
Optician
Carmen's Salon
Hairdresser
The House of Humor
Clothing
Ultimate Elegance
Clothing
Pickled
Fashion
Shiny Nails
Beauty
J. Vincent Hair Loft
Hairdresser
Peninsula Uniforms & Equipment
Clothing
Pauline Books & Media
Books
Natalie Salon
Beauty
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Belle Spa
Beauty
Site for Sore Eyes
Optician
AT&T
Electronics
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Verizon
Electronics
Circle K
Convenience Store
Golden Time Jewelers
Fashion
Barnes & Noble
Books
The Beauty Lounge
Beauty
Styling Cuts
Hairdresser
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 6.3% take public transportation in Redwood City.
Public Transit Stops (187)
Stops & Stations
A+
El Camino Real & Brewster Avenue
Bus Stop
El Camino Real & Winklebleck Street
Bus Stop
El Camino Real & Brewster Avenue
Bus Stop
James Avenue & Arch Street
Bus Stop
James Avenue & Duane Street
Bus Stop
James Avenue & Duane Street
Bus Stop
El Camino Real & Hopkins Avenue
Bus Stop
Redwood City
Transit Station
El Camino Real & Jefferson Avenue
Bus Stop
Redwood City Station
Bus Stop
El Camino Real & Hopkins Avenue
Bus Stop
Redwood City Transit Center
Bus Stop
James Avenue & Fulton Street
Bus Stop
Whipple Avenue & El Camino Real
Bus Stop
El Camino Real & Jefferson Avenue
Bus Stop
James Avenue & Hudson Street
Bus Stop
James Avenue & Hudson Street
Bus Stop
Whipple Avenue & Duane Street
Bus Stop
Whipple Avenue & Oakdale Street
Bus Stop
Whipple Avenue & Fulton Street
Bus Stop
Jefferson Avenue & Marshall Street
Bus Stop
El Camino Real & Whipple Avenue
Bus Stop
El Camino Real & Whipple Avenue
Bus Stop
Hudson Street & Jefferson Avenue
Bus Stop
Hudson Street & Jefferson Avenue
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
6.3%
B
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Redwood City is 210/100 - which is 49% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime B

Redwood City crime rates are 2,387 per 100k, which is 16% lower than California
Property Crime
1,993 crimes per 100k
C+
Violent Crime
394 crimes per 100k
A-
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employment A+

The median income in Redwood City is $123,294 - which is 93% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$123,294
A+
Unemployment Rate
2.3%
B
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (30)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Optometry
Doctor
Sequoia Teen Wellness Center
Clinic
Brian Yee, D.D.S.
Dentist
Fire Station 9
Fire Station
Western Dental
Dentist
Pacific Frontier Medical
Doctor
California Highway Patrol Redwood City
Police
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Hospital
Fire Station 12
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Dentist
Redwood City Police Department Headquarters
Police
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Sequoia Hospital
Hospital
Millenium Dental
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Laluces Dental
Dentist
Dr. T. Kiggins Optometrist
Doctor
Milagros de Mexico
Pharmacy
Woodside Optometry
Doctor
Fair Oaks Health Center
Doctor
Fire Station 16
Fire Station
Rubinchik Cohen Dental Care
Dentist
Exact Sciences
Hospital
Fire Station 10
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B-
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housing B

Redwood City home prices are $1,424,200 - which is 248% higher than California
Home Price
$1,424,200
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
35%
A+
Home Affordability
11.6x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools A+

The Redwood City graduation rate is 83% - which is 4% higher than California
School Test Scores
47%
High School Grad. Rates
83%
C
Elementary Schools (30) A+
The Discovery Center School
Mckinley Institute Of Technology
Our Lady Of Mt Carmel School
North Star Academy
Orion Alternative
Redeemer Lutheran School
John Gill Elementary
Hawes Elementary
Sequoia Preschool Kindergarten
White Oaks Elementary
Rocketship Redwood City
Hoover Elementary
Kindercourt Academy
Roosevelt Elementary
Holy Family School
Clifford Elementary
Arroyo
San Carlos Student Services Preschool
Central Middle
Kipp Excelencia Community Preparatory
Rocketship Redwood City
Fair Oaks Elementary
Kipp Excelencia Community Preparatory
Connect Community Charter
Connect Community Charter
High Schools (12) A+
Sequoia High
The Discovery Center School
Redwood High
Summit Preparatory Charter High
Summit Preparatory Charter High
Everest Public High
Everest Public High
Wherry Academy
Woodside High
Canyon Oaks Youth Center
Carlmont High
San Mateo County Rop
San Mateo County Special Education
Menlo School
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton
Tide Academy
Notre Dame High School
Design Tech High
Design Tech High
Menlo-Atherton High
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ratings B+

Redwood City has an overall rating of 76% from 9 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A
User Surveys (8)
From AreaVibes
C+
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Redwood City Area Facts

  • Redwood City has a Livability Score of 85/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Redwood City crime rates are 16% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Redwood City is 49% higher than the California average
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Redwood City Reviews

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The Worst of Places 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jan 21, 2024) The area is pretty gay and disappointing in terms of culture and unsavory in terms of entertainment and anyplace to be. Grocery store prices are eye poppingly extremely high nobody can afford anything. Discount stores are extremely few and far in between. People are offensive and ...Read More they don’t care about anybody. Read Less
Absolutely the Worst 1 rating By Anonymous ( Jan 21, 2024) This is really cthunliardic and absolute worst place to live in the USA. Its discouragingly expensive infrastructure and cost of living crushes most everybody’s budgets. Government institutions ignore people’s needs it is disappointing and extremely boring, disappointing, and ...Read More very unsavory in terms of entertainment and culture. Bottom of the extremely worst places in existence so difficult to afford groceries, toiletries and pretty rascist. Read Less
Redwood City, CA - A City By The Bay 4 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 29, 2010) Having lived in the northern California community of Redwood City for thirty years I can tell you that the city is centrally located near the port cities such as San Francisco, Oakland and the military community of Alameda. The city has a wonderful historic district to offer its ...Read More guest to inspect. The people and community are very friendly and offer a warm welcome to all.

The wonderful weather in Redwood City gives a breath of the ocean as it is all around you. Redwood City has just the perfect location to enjoy great weather.

The community embraces the atmosphere of an active community. If you want to enjoy some fabulous shopping then Redwood City is the place to be. The abundance of shopping malls and places to eat are a real treat for all to enjoy. There are excellent bargains in the real estate market. The community is really beginning to be seen for the diamond it truly is.

The central location of this community is excellent for people looking to enjoy a wide combination of the diverse locations to have fun. A person can be at the beach in 30 minutes or skiing in the Nevada mountain range 3 hours later. Read Less
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Redwood City, CA - A City By The Bay 4 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 29, 2010) Having lived in the northern California community of Redwood City for thirty years I can tell you that the city is centrally located near the port cities such as San Francisco, Oakland and the military community of Alameda. The city has a wonderful historic district to offer its ...Read More guest to inspect. The people and community are very friendly and offer a warm welcome to all.

The wonderful weather in Redwood City gives a breath of the ocean as it is all around you. Redwood City has just the perfect location to enjoy great weather.

The community embraces the atmosphere of an active community. If you want to enjoy some fabulous shopping then Redwood City is the place to be. The abundance of shopping malls and places to eat are a real treat for all to enjoy. There are excellent bargains in the real estate market. The community is really beginning to be seen for the diamond it truly is.

The central location of this community is excellent for people looking to enjoy a wide combination of the diverse locations to have fun. A person can be at the beach in 30 minutes or skiing in the Nevada mountain range 3 hours later. Read Less

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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Redwood City? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Little River Park
Laurie Duncan Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Memorial Square Park
Mezes Park
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Fox Theatre
Club Fox
San Mateo County History Museum
Redwood Downtown 20 and XD
Dragon Theater
The Main Gallery
Mardi Gras Lounge
Club Caliente

Food & Drink

Sodini's
Peninsula Liquors
RWC Underground Pub
Gourmet Haus Staudt - Store
Ghostwood Beer Co.
Jamba
Panda Express
See's Candies

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Redwood City? Of all people who commute, 6.3% take public transportation in Redwood City.
Drive to Work
68%

9% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
6%

1% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
4%

1% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Redwood City a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Sequoia Hospital
Exact Sciences

Pharmacies

Milagros de Mexico
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

Redwood Shores Health Center
Dr. T. Kiggins Optometrist
Optometry
Woodside Optometry
Beyondstable Psychiatry & Integrative Care
Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center
Pacific Frontier Medical

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