|welcome to the fictional city of redwood, california! roughly halfway between san francisco and santa cruz, redwood boasts a population of about 120,000 year-round residents. what sets redwood apart from its neighboring cities are the uncharacteristically sandy beaches. they bring just a hint of southern california to the bay area and draw in a lot of redwood's tourism. with a vibrant downtown booming with local businesses and city-wide events always happening, redwood is a broadly diverse and truly exciting place to live!