The seat of San Mateo County, Redwood City boasts a slogan: “Climate Best by Government Test” due to its consistently mild Mediterranean climate. Established in the 1850s, it thrived as a port town with the lumber industry as its cornerstone. The city’s revitalized downtown offers a myriad of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Courthouse Square, marked by the historic San Mateo County Courthouse, is a hub for community events and gatherings. The Fox Theatre hosts live performances, cementing Redwood City’s position as an arts and culture focal point. Highways 101 and 280 provide excellent connectivity to other parts of the Bay Area. Combining history, modern amenities, and a thriving cultural scene, Redwood City stands out in the Peninsula.