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Old 09-09-2012, 06:41 PM
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Currently renting in Cupertino but we're looking to purchase our own place and still be close to Stanford. We found One Marina in Redwood City to be a nice place with new construction and fairly reasonable prices (i.e 2bdrm, 2.5bath, 2 car garage with an HOA fee of $241/month) starting at $595,000 for the floor plan we're looking at.

My concerns are that I've heard Redwood City isn't that great in terms of crime or schooling(no kids but we're thinking of resale value). Also since this place is on the marina, we're concerned a little bit about pollution from the nearby factories and highway 101. If anybody has visited the site or lives in RW city, I'd love to hear what your thoughts are on this new development and whether you think it would be a nice place to live.

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Old 09-09-2012, 11:49 PM
Location: San Jose, CA
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It does seem quite reasonably priced, even by Redwood City standards (one of the less expensive peninsula towns). It is next to 101, but I don't think it's a very polluted area otherwise. It's not close to any other neighborhoods of Redwood City either, so the conventional wisdom about the city is going to be basically useless except when it comes to the school system. I'd call the school district and find out what the situation is like on the ground if you're concerned about resale value being affected by the district boundaries.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:40 PM
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Live in that area. LOVE IT. Pollution has been a non-issue so far (and I am really sensitive to bad air). It's like a little oasis away from the rest of RWC, as it's on the "other" side of the freeway. It's off the beaten path with not a lot here except residential, so we don't get a lot of randoms driving around either. We haven't had any issues with crime, but I have heard of the occasional story of people's cars getting broken into, that kind of thing.

It's also a breeze to get on to the 101 ramp.

That being said, One Marina will continue to grow/ be built. There are also plans for a new 400 unit apartment complex pretty near there. Considering there's only one small road out towards the freeway, I do wonder what that will do to traffic and overall QOL in this area.

Don't know anything about the schools.
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