Discover a rare combination of affluence and rural charm in Woodside, a residential community tucked into the woods surrounding Silicon Valley.
Positioned next to the Santa Cruz Mountains, Woodside is conveniently located between San Francisco and San Jose off scenic Interstate 280. It is a short drive away from two international airports, Silicon Valley’s top high tech companies and Sand Hill Road, the center of the venture capital community. While the area is centrally located to all the Bay Area has to offer, the town has a unique character that sets it worlds apart.
Feeling the effects of population growth in the 1950s, the town voted to incorporate and has been able to maintain a country feel with large, multi-acre lots and an abundance of open space. Equestrian culture thrives throughout town with many well-maintained horse trails and regular equine events. On weekends, visitors and residents alike enjoy picnics, hikes and bike rides at nearby Huddart or Wunderlich Park.
While predominately a single family residential community, Woodside does have a quaint yet convenient downtown. It’s made up of a small, well-curated selection of shops and restaurants, plus essentials like salon, hardware store and a premium market.
Hills and mountains insulate Woodside from the Pacific Coast, bringing hot summer weather into town and keeping winters mild and pleasant.
The Woodside Elementary School District is highly regarded with a TK-8th grade campus, and an affiliated preschool on site. Woodside High School sits on the border of Redwood City. There are many prestigious private schools in nearby towns like Atherton, Portola Valley and Menlo Park.
Woodside is an incorporated town in San Mateo County and is considered one of the wealthiest communities in the country. This sought-after zip code has attracted residents that include Stanford professors, professional athletes and notable entertainers. It has a population of 5,564, according to a 2017 U.S. Census estimate. The town is divided into 8 neighborhoods:
- Hidden Valley
- Old La Honda Road
- Central Woodside
- Emerald Hills
- Woodside Hills
- Woodside Glen
- Woodside Heights