6.9 out of 10

Redwood Heights

37.7936106230029 -122.187561137387
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers


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

"Where MacArthur and Warren Meet"

Redwood Heights is an upper middle-class to wealthy neighborhood located right by where Highway 13 and Highway 580 meet. It is just across the way from Crestmont and Leona Heights on its eastern side.

The streets of the neighborhood wind gently through the hills and are lined by 50’s style Prairie homes, with overhanging roofs over wood columned front porches, and walk up steps. This is hillside living, so you get lots of homes that have terraced garages and starewells that curl down to homes below, or walkways up to homes perched up to survey the valley to the south. There are also the kinds of Prairie homes that start as single story structures but then as they move along the incline slide up over the garage.

Although many parents enroll their kids in private school in this area, the local elementary school, Redwood Heights Elementary, is an exceptional public school which is not only well-loved by the community but also gets great test results.

The neighborhood’s two parks, McCrea Park and Avenue Terrace park are solid as well—the second of which is good for letting the kids go for a run or kill some time.

A section of the neighborhood near Avenue Terrace Park is worthy of special note. It beautifully quaint Mission Revival style homes, really well kept with great southwestern looking gardens in the front. There is one home in specific among these that stands out, looking like a peasant’s hut (though not really—kind of a faux peasant’s house) with red clay tiles along the roof, adobe walls and French windows and what looks like a mud chimney atop. Really attractive.

Overall, a very good neighborhood where to raise young kids.
  • Nice Views
  • Good 50's Style Homes
  • Great Elementary School
  • Hillside Problems
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

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