Woodside

Woodside

Woodside

Woodside

Woodside

Woodside

Woodside

Woodside

Woodside

Woodside

Overview

Infused with woodland serenity, the quiet town of Woodside at first glance appears to be nothing more than a country hamlet immersed in panoramic beauty. In reality, this naturally private community is one of the wealthiest enclaves in America and home to some of the richest people in the world.

 

Humble Beginnings

One of the first areas on the Peninsula to be settled by English speakers, Woodside originated in the 1830s as a humble logging community. Lured by the area’s excessive beauty, affluent residents began to trickle into the area after the Gold Rush, setting up country estates tucked within the lush forests. By the 1950s, Woodside had matured into a modernized but intimate residential community; it incorporated in 1956 to avoid urbanization and retain its village-like charm.

 

Unassuming Yet Prestigious

Because of its diminutive population size and number of households, Woodside doesn’t lead as many lists in Forbes magazine and other ranking devices like Palo Alto or Atherton. Nevertheless, its picturesque location midway between San Jose and San Francisco and its abundant natural privacy have long attracted powerful personalities in business, finance, tech, and entertainment. Scenic landscapes of hills and mountainsides clad with heritage oaks and soaring redwoods conceal massive estates, several of which are owned by global billionaires. In fact, one of the most expensive home sales in California’s history occurred in Woodside in 2012, involving a compound purchased by a Japanese billionaire.

 

Leisure & Recreation

Woodside’s high caliber is evident in its quaint but exclusive offerings. The historic downtown offers gourmet groceries and Michelin-rated dining, while venues like the elite Menlo Country Club are ideal for high-end gatherings.

 

However, much of the area’s local culture is focused on hiking, cycling, and horses. Recreational rails abound in several open space preserves in and around the town, and cyclists come to Woodside in droves on the weekends to cruise popular routes. The town is perhaps best known for its equestrian activities; many residents own stables, and the Horse Park at Woodside features 272 acres and eight arenas for equestrian use. Woodside’s breathtaking surroundings permit perpetual outdoor enjoyment, causing many to liken its alpine atmosphere to mountain resorts like Lake Tahoe or Vail.

 

Prime Educational Opportunities

Woodside’s residents understand the value of a fine education. Elementary school students may attend preschool through eighth grade at the highly acclaimed Woodside Elementary School, while high school students may attend Woodside High School. Many families also choose to enroll their children in one of the many elite private schools in the area.

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Abounding with privacy, history, and beauty, Woodside is a fascinating community in its own right. It offers a seemingly secluded yet central location, and forms a homey albeit exclusive retreat for the discerning Bay Area resident.

 

 

Notable Residents—Past and Present

Prince Vasili Alexandrovich, Russian royalty

Shirley Temple Black, child star and diplomat

Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari

Scott Cook, co-founder of Intuit

James Folger, coffee magnate

Kazuo Hirai, CEO of Sony

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple

David E. Kelley, television producer

Joseph Lonsdale, founder of Palantir Technologies

Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel and creator of Moore’s Law

Michelle Pfeiffer, actress

Charles Schwab, founder of Charles Schwab Corporation

Thomas Siebel, founder of Siebel Systems

Masayoshi Son, founder and CEO of Softbank

Nick Woodman, founder and CEO of GoPro

Neil Young, rock musician and songwriter

Population
5,510
MedianFamily Income
250,000

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The public schools are among the best in the nation. Graduates from the local high schools attend the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country, with a much larger than average number admitted to neighboring Stanford. Abundant bike paths make it easy for most students to bike to their local schools, giving them a sense of independence that is valued by parents and children alike.

 

Elementary School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Kings Mountain K-5 211 Swett Road, Woodside, CA 94062 (650) 712-7180 Cabrillo Unified School District
Woodside K-8 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062 650.851.1571 Woodside Elementary School District
High School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Woodside 9-12 199 Churchill AVE, Woodside, CA 94062 650.367.9750 Sequoia Union High School District

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active
329 albion ave,
woodside
$135,000,000
central woodside
34Beds / 26Baths / 23900SqFt
active
485 whiskey hill rd,
woodside
$49,000,000
central woodside
9Beds / 11Baths / 7236SqFt
active
410 mountain home rd,
woodside
$28,900,000
central woodside
7Beds / 8Baths / 12078SqFt
active
240 mountain home rd,
woodside
$27,500,000
central woodside
4Beds / 5Baths / 7888SqFt
active
3500 woodside rd,
woodside
$27,000,000
central woodside
4Beds / 3Baths / 6630SqFt
active
166 olive hill ln,
woodside
$16,995,000
central woodside
5Beds / 5Baths / 9040SqFt
active
4 lawler ranch rd,
woodside
$15,950,000
central woodside
active
215 josselyn ln,
woodside
$13,900,000
central woodside
5Beds / 5Baths / 8039SqFt
active
3787 woodside rd,
woodside
$11,988,000
central woodside
6Beds / 5Baths / 7168SqFt
active
1550 portola rd,
woodside
$11,888,000
hidden valley
5Beds / 5Baths / 7185SqFt
pending
30 trail ln,
woodside
$23,000,000
hidden valley
3Beds / 3Baths / 7960SqFt
pending
180 fox hollow rd,
woodside
$11,000,000
central woodside
4Beds / 2Baths / 4030SqFt
contingent
310 kings mountain rd,
woodside
$10,750,000
central woodside
5Beds / 5Baths / 5893SqFt
pending
15 oakhill dr,
woodside
$6,700,000
central woodside
5Beds / 3Baths / 3705SqFt
pending
308 olive hill ln,
woodside
$6,385,000
central woodside
pending
280 ridgeway rd,
woodside
$5,525,000
woodside hills
4Beds / 3Baths / 4150SqFt
pending
470 w maple way,
woodside
$5,350,000
emerald hills area
4Beds / 3Baths / 4050SqFt
pending
111 la questa way,
woodside
$4,995,000
central woodside
5Beds / 5Baths / 4035SqFt
contingent
220 todo el mundo,
woodside
$4,988,000
woodside hills
4Beds / 4Baths / 3686SqFt
pending
91 tum suden way,
woodside
$4,950,000
emerald hills area
4Beds / 3Baths / 4195SqFt
sold
155 bardet rd,
woodside
$13,995,000
central woodside
5Beds / 5Baths / 6122SqFt
sold
484 moore rd,
woodside
$5,880,000
woodside heights
5Beds / 4Baths / 3350SqFt
sold
2120 stockbridge ave,
woodside
$5,250,000
woodside heights
5Beds / 3Baths / 5036SqFt
sold
1090 bear gulch rd,
woodside
$4,350,000
skyline area
3Beds / 3Baths / 5440SqFt
sold
1255 la honda rd,
woodside
$3,200,000
skywood area
3Beds / 2Baths / 2700SqFt
sold
112 alta mesa rd,
woodside
$3,195,000
woodside glens
4Beds / 3Baths / 2550SqFt
sold
95 skywood way,
woodside
$2,875,000
skywood area
5Beds / 4Baths / 4610SqFt
sold
980 espinosa rd,
woodside
$2,798,000
skywood area
3Beds / 3Baths / 3270SqFt
sold
176 swett rd,
woodside
$2,195,000
skyline area
5Beds / 4Baths / 2740SqFt
sold
210 swett road,
woodside
$1,899,000
skyline area
4Beds / 2Baths / 2800SqFt