Redwood Shores Homes & Real Estate
Forbes declared Redwood Shores as one of America’s top-selling luxury neighborhoods of 2009. It is no surprise considering the fact that Oracle and Electronics Arts are headquartered here. Many of the million-dollar condominiums have private boating docks to access the bay waters, and this master planned community has the high-tech conveniences suited to a modern-day city, this accolade comes as no surprise. Redwood Shores homes for sale are ideally suited for well-paid high technology professionals employed by one of the waterfront community’s increasing number of technology companies.
Redwood Shores was originally covered with marshlands and home to Native Americans who subsisted on the abundant shellfish beds of the marsh. In the 1960s, Redwood Shores was planned and built entirely on reclaimed marshland. However, it wasn’t until the 1980’s that development really gained momentum. Its owner – Leslie Salt Company – filled in the area with soft mud, which was deemed risky owing to the area’s proximity to the Hayward and San Andreas faults.
The next large occupant of Redwood Shores between 1960 and 1986 was Marine World/Africa U.S.A. which was a wild animal-based theme park which eventually moved to Vallejo. The relocation of Marine World freed up lots of land for incoming high tech companies such as Oracle Corporation as it set up its world headquarters here.
Redwood Shores homes for sale comprise condominiums, apartments and relatively expensive single family homes surrounding the lagoon. Flanked by marshes and sloughs, and criss-crossed by artificial channels and lagoons at the center, the 1500-acre peninsula is home to diverse wildlife, including geese, egrets, great blue herons, sting rays and the occasional Pacific harbor seals.
Breaking up this scenic beauty you will find large office complexes as well as a growing number of shopping centers which have popped up over the years. Redwood Shores also has many public parks, private parks and trails. The Bay Trail takes you across an interesting mix of surfaces, from paved paths beside bustling roads to single-track narrow dirt paths weaving through the marshes. Redwood Shores’ residential homes for sale market has witnessed a boom in recent years, with the development of many expensive housing projects.