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    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Redwood City is a town in California with a population of 85,784. Redwood City is in San Mateo County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Redwood City offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Redwood City there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Redwood City and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Redwood City are above average.

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About Redwood City...
Population
85,784

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,251,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$2,355
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    99.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    36.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    80.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    188.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,159.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    187.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    national  12%

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