The first occupants of Redwood City were Native Americans from a tribe called the Ohlone. The Ohlone lived in the area stretching from San Francisco Bay to the Santa Cruz foothills. Redwood City became the first incorporated city in y06081 on March 27, 1868.
The large suburb of Redwood City is part of San Francisco Bay Area south. The city can be reached via Interstate 880 and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Redwood City is part of the San Francisco, California metro area.