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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Redwood City, California

Redwood City is centrally located on the San Mateo Peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area. Its central location provides easy access to San Francisco and San Jose. Redwood City has a bustling downtown, beautiful bungalows, and expansive homes with views of the mountains. An express train can get you to San Francisco in 30 minutes. As the County seat of San Mateo County, Redwood City has a lively civic community and many cultural amenities.

Martins West

A great gastro pub providing a combination of comfort food and California healthy living. Located in Central Downtown Redwood City, this is one of my favorite places! Much of their interior is recycled or reclaimed which further adds to its allure.
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Caltrain Redwood City Station

Redwood City is a great place to live because you can get to San Francisco in only 30 minutes on the Caltrain Baby Bullet. The Caltrain is the Peninsula's train between San Jose (and points even further South) and San Francisco. It's a comfortable train taken by many commuters. Baby Bullet trains run on a regular schedule, especially during Rush Hour.
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Barnes & Noble

As bookstores have slowly disappeared, this Barnes and Noble in Redwood City remains an important source of literary knowledge for the Peninsula. It is one of the few remaining large booksellers on the Peninsula and it retains a comfortable collection of local books.
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Fox Theatre

An iconic Theatre located in downtown Redwood City. Many A list celebrities have visited the Fox Theatre. Its vibrant energy invigorates the entire downtown, and it is one of Redwood City's most important landmarks.
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Cañada College

A local Community College that has programs affiliated with the University of California and California State University. It offers a broad range of programs and areas of study. Located on a hill in Redwood City known for its breathtaking views. The campus is beautiful and merits a visit.
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Milagros Cantina

A very lively and vibrant restaurant in Downtown Redwood City, Milagros is a Mexican cantina with a large variety of tequila and fresh Mexican and American food. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, and waits on the weekend regularly exceed one hour. It is centrally located near movie theatres, other restaurants, and transportation. A great experience for a date night or a family reunion.
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Redwood City Public Library

Large library with a huge assortment of books, eBooks, movies and more for children and adults, including foreign language books. Children are often treated to a storytime here, and the library regularly hosts a variety of civic and community events on its premises. Centrally located in downtown Redwood City. Easy walk to shopping and restaurants.

Port of Redwood City

Known to be the only deep water port south of San Francisco in the Bay Area, the Port of Redwood City is important for commerce and industry. Not without controversy, the Port has had its share of detractors in recent history who have advocated for better environmental standards and conservation.
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Courthouse Square

Redwood City Courthouse Square is an iconic part of the Redwood City experience. Aside from the governmental aspects of the Square, there are many civic and leisure activities that occur here including live music, farmers' markets and other seasonal goings on.
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One of the Titans of Silicon Valley, Oracle is vividly located in Redwood City. Its buildings are a spectacle in and of themselves, as towers are uncommon here in the Bay Area. Clean, modern and chic, the Oracle Buildings themselves are worth a drive by.
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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Redwood City, California