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Old 05-25-2011, 04:16 PM
 
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I'm looking at an apartment in Redwood City on Hilton Street. I'd like to be close to CalTrain and downtown.

I've scoped out the area a couple times and it seems good but I just want to make sure it's not an unsafe area. Other threads say it's best to stay west of 82; I'm wondering why that is?

My budget is 1600-1900 for 2br.

Any data, anecdotes, or info would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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The only thing I can say is that a couple months ago I was looking at 2 bdrm apartments in Redwood City at that price range and comparing them with what I could get in Sunnyvale and ended up in Sunnyvale because there was a big difference in the quality of the apartment and the neighborhoods.
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:18 AM
 
Location: The Bay
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I'm looking at an apartment in Redwood City on Hilton Street. I'd like to be close to CalTrain and downtown.

I've scoped out the area a couple times and it seems good but I just want to make sure it's not an unsafe area. Other threads say it's best to stay west of 82; I'm wondering why that is?

My budget is 1600-1900 for 2br.

Any data, anecdotes, or info would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

It is definitely best to stay west of El Camino... east of El Camino and South of the Middlefield & Main St. intersection has some gang issues. Even west of El Camino, it's best to be 5+ blocks west of El Camino instead of write up by it... Adams St. and Clinton St. between Jefferson and Redwood Ave - and especially Vera Ave - are somewhat iffy by RWC standards. If you can live closer to the Upton shopping area (with the Rite Aid and Little Caesar's) or even just up by Red Morton, that's preferrable. North of Jefferson by Sequoia is also nice.


East of El Camino, the only area I would recommend is the A-G streets on the San Carlos border. The Orion Elementary neighborhood (Whipple Ave) is okay but the apartments on Allerton and on Winslow/Industrial tend to attract elements that otherwise wouldn't be in the neighborhood. The Samson St. apartments are nice though.

For your criteria, I'd look in the Sequoia High School area... it's right across from downtown/Caltrain and the neighborhood is very nice.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:28 PM
 
Location: A bit further north than before
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East of El Camino isn't so much dangerous as riff-raffy.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:19 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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East of El Camino isn't so much dangerous as riff-raffy.

^Basically.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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I don't like that part of Redwood City. I'm sure it's perfectly safe, but it just looks trashy. If I wanted to be close to downtown, I'd stick with the area between Brewster and Whipple - on either side of El Camino, by the way. Lenolt is just as good in my eyes as High School Acres.
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