6.8 out of 10

ell Camino Real, Downtown

Ranked 2nd best street in Downtown
37.482482585717 -122.230170943867
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5

"Kind of Trashy Highway..."

This section of El Camino Real, in Redwood City, is a little bit trashier than some of the other sections. There are a few good shopping plazas, with a Verizon and a target, but overall this is more of a blue-collar section similar to Santa Clara and parts of San Jose.

Traffic, of course, is pretty chunky around here, although it is not the worst spot in the Bay Area. There are consistent cars and consistent movement, but given the choice, I would opt for 280 in a heartbeat. The 84-82 junction can be particularly hairy.

It will get you from point A to point B, but there are nicer parts of Redwood City.
  • Shopping options
  • Close to everything
  • Cheaper area
  • Traffic - and lights
  • Kind of dirty and trashy
  • Not much nightlife
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Students

"What else would you call a mall in Redwood City except Sequoia Station."

Right in downtown on El Camino Real is a monster mall called Sequoia Station. One of the cool things about this mall is they have their own parking. On my last visit they had a 24 hour grocery and pharmacy. They have around 20 restaurants including coffee shops, pizza, health food and candy store. They also have many clothing store, post office, dry cleaners, etc. Literally everything you would need. They are also right next to the Cal Train Station.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Downtown


Walnut St

"Pleasantly Surprised"
37.4883790714197 -122.225052367795

ell Camino Real

"What else would you call a mall in Redwood City except Sequoia Station. "
37.482482585717 -122.230170943867

Unranked Streets in Downtown

Beech St

"Nice and Quiet"
37.4802892538762 -122.22606063979

Broadway St

"Broadway has it all"
37.4864366313924 -122.229934764884

Hamilton St

"Don't miss the Historic Fox Theater. "
37.4869712990782 -122.230138602391

Main St

"An Amazing Little Strip of Shops."
37.4888423254166 -122.226482176204

Marshall St

"A bustling and hopping street."
37.487539838526 -122.228917471492

Price Ave

"Little Business Mecca"
37.4929662460677 -122.230305277481

Winslow St

"A Small but Highly Celebrated Farmers Market. "
37.486368287395 -122.23105946911

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