Decades after Redwood City became the first incorporated city in San Mateo County in 1868, the United States and German governments conducted a climatological survey prior to World War I. The survey named Redwood City as part of a three-way tie with the Canary Islands and North Africa’s Mediterranean Coast for the title of the world’s best climate. In acknowledgement of this recognition, the western arch on Broadway bears the slogan “Climate Best By Government Test.”
Almost a century after the city received this honor, Redwood City has established itself as the bearer of a different sort of fame. It is now recognized as the home of several major companies, such as Ampex Data Systems Corporation, BigBand Networks, DreamWorks, Electronic Arts, Oracle, Shutterfly, and Evernote.
The city’s beautiful weather attributes to residents enjoying a wide variety of street shopping, from eclectic boutiques and jewelry shops to family-owned grocery stores, hobby shops, and global furniture stores. The city’s vibrant downtown, quickly becoming known as the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula, offers residents a unique retail, entertainment, and restaurant experience.
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