7.0 out of 10


Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Redwood City
37.5293793327765 -122.265572789816
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish


4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5

"The Oracle of Redwood City"

This is basically a commercial area filled with office parks housing companies, the biggest and most well-known of which is the computer solutions company, Oracle. Oracle, in case you don’t know, is basically the third most profitable computer software corporation behind IBM and Microsoft. It is the the company that recently acquired Sun Microsystems. They have an impressive office park all to themselves, which happens to be the site where the old Marine World used to be (I am told by long time locals) back in the 80’s. (It is now in Vallejo?)

Oracle is just the biggest company here however. Besides Larry Elison’s little company, you can also find Silicon Valley
Finance and an office of Singapore Telecom.

If you don’t have any business to do here, however, you will not find much else except for a nice mom and pop deli called the Patio Café. Do not try it during the lunch hour on a weekday unless you want to hobnob with Oraclites rushing to catch a bite. It’s packed.

There are some restaurants inside the Oracle complex as well, from what I understand.

Other than this, there is not much to bring you here however beyond business.
  • Attractive Office Park
  • Not Much Here
Recommended for
  • Professionals
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Parking 4/5

"Home to Oracle Headquarters"

Situated towards the northern border of Redwood City, Marine is exclusively commercial and home to Oracle Headquarters, a large multinational computer technology corporation that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide. It is also the beating pulse of the community and consists of large, glossy commercial buildings. As for the rest of the community, it is saturated with anonymous, run-of-the-mill office parks and adjacent parking lots.

Marine’s commercial area is largely devoted to the Oracle Headquarters and its abundant campus. Each large, lustrous building is surrounded by beautiful commercial landscaping and a small body of water running off from Steinberger Slough. The area is also served by a large parking garage for the drive-in workforce. Moreover, Marine View Park lies adjacent to the campus and offers a nice change of pace for the busy working professional.

A couple fun facts about Marine is that it is situated towards the northern border of Redwood City and within its busy slough system. The district as a whole only spans about 0.4 square miles (much of which is water) and incorporates about three to four commercial blocks. And finally, Marine Parkway, the main tree-lined strip, leads into the residential district of Redwood Shores, a convenient and largely suburban community.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Trendy & Stylish

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