2.4 out of 10

Bair Island

37.5246084021946 -122.220451352107
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers


1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"A Bit Bare for My Taste"

Great for egrets and insects.

Not so good for bears.

A bit underdevloped for humans--unless you are into swamps--literally into them.
  • Very Natural
  • Quiet
  • Really Close to Nature
  • It's a Swampland
  • Global Warming will Probably Claim it Soon
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5

"Uninhabited marshland"

Bair Island sounds just how simple as it is...a bare island. It is, in fact, the largest undeveloped, uninhabited island along the San Francisco peninsula. The area, which is located directly east of Steinberger Slough, includes three islands conveniently named Inner, Middle and Outer Island. Together, these three islands cover about 3000 acres of marsh land within Redwood City.

Bair Island is rarely visited by the general public. It is, however, officially considered part of the larger Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and is known for the critical habitat for a variety of species. Accordingly, it has been protected for decades as a prime area for preservation and restoration.
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers

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