Redwood Shores is an affluent waterfront community in Redwood City, California. It is located along the western shore of San Francisco Bay on the San Francisco Peninsula in San Mateo County. Redwood Shores is the home of several major technology companies, including Oracle Corporation and Electronic Arts.
Redwood Shores is populated with multimillion-dollar homes and town-homes, condominiums, and apartment complexes. Many of the houses and condominiums surround waterways/lagoons and have access to inner waterways through private boating docks. According to Forbes magazine, Redwood Shores is placed on top of "America's Top Selling Luxury Neighborhoods in 2009".
Major technology companies maintain headquarters in Redwood Shores, among them Oracle Corporation and Electronic Arts. The community also includes a branch of Ernst & Young, a hotel (Sofitel Bay Area), Sandpiper Elementary School and Redwood Shores Elementary School, and a branch of the Redwood City Library. To the south Redwood Shores is bordered by the San Carlos Airport.
Redwood Shores is the setting for college rowing races, including competitions among Pac-12 Conference universities. It is also the home of Bay Club Redwood Shores (more commonly known as the Pacific Athletic Club or PAC), a private sports club with 2 indoor/7 outdoor tennis courts, squash, pools, yoga, gym, water-park and clubhouse facilities).
Pacific harbor seals have occasionally been spotted in the waterways/lagoons around Redwood Shores. The areas in and around the community are home to a variety of wildlife including raccoons, skunks, ducks, geese, egrets, great blue herons, clapper rails, harvest field mice, sting rays, jellyfish, and many other species. Canada geese pose a nuisance and the community is actively working on reducing their presence.
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