The northwestern portion of Redwood City, which lies north of Farm Hills and west of Edgewood Park and Mount Carmel, is unincorporated Emerald Hills. Bordered by Edgewood Road on the north, Alameda de las Pulgas on the east, Jefferson Avenue on the south, and Interstate 280 to the west, this neighborhood is full of rolling hills, winding roads, and private lakes. This neighborhood showcases the diverse mix of single-family residences, which include many properties that offer gorgeous views of the bay. Most homes were built mid-century, although there are also many newer constructions. Homes vary from cottages of 700 square feet to estates of 10,000 square feet, and lot sizes range from 5,000 square feet to over a generous three acres.
Residents here enjoy a very serene environment that shares a quiet intimacy with nature. There are several hiking trails throughout the area, and climbers enjoy “The Rock” at Handley Rock Park. Also located in Emerald Hills are both the Emerald Lake Country Club and the Emerald Hills Golf Club. Adjacent to this neighborhood is Edgewood Park, a 467-acre wildlife preserve. Additionally, Emerald Hills is located within close proximity of Interstate 280 and is only a short drive to downtown Redwood City.
Roy Cloud Elementary enrolls students in grades K–8 and has an enrollment of over 750 students, and a student-teacher ratio of about 22:1. This school feeds into Woodside High School, which has an overall enrollment of over 1,800 students, and a student-teacher ratio of approximately 19:1.