Welcome to Woodside
A charming small town with an exclusive feel, featuring many excellent schools and community amenities
Woodside might be a small town, but it has an impressive ambiance that is unlike anything found elsewhere in California. Home to many tech billionaires and high-profile individuals, Woodside maintains an air of exclusivity and luxury, all while cultivating a welcoming community feel. Many residents in Woodside love spending time outdoors, horseback riding, or exploring the area's many natural spaces.
Woodside also features top-rated schools. Students who call Woodside home are lucky enough to enjoy a fabulous education while immersing themselves in the beautiful landscape and environment that defines the area.
What to Love
- A vibrant community of horse lovers and equestrians.
- Many excellent restaurants and eateries are located nearby.
- Large properties and stately homes are located in Woodside.
Woodside is an affluent community, with many large, impressive homes and spacious properties. Residents of the town love enjoying the wide open spaces, and on many weekends, locals like to take to the trails to explore the sights and sounds of the country. However, big-city amenities aren't too far away, with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and attractions just miles outside of Woodside. Many families with young children love Woodside due to the low-key vibe and relaxing atmosphere, as well as the excellent schools, but many retirees and businesspeople call Woodside home. With something for everyone, it's no wonder that so many new residents flock to this community every year.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
A restaurant that has earned the coveted Michelin designation, The Village Pub is a local hotspot that draws guests from far and wide. This high-end eatery offers gourmet food along with a stunningly-appointed wine list.
Thomas Fogarty Winery is a popular destination in Woodside. This expansive winery frequently hosts special events, as well as live music and special shopping events. Finally, make sure to visit the Village Bakery in Woodside, a restaurant that also serves up delectable baked goods and sweets on a daily basis.
Things to Do
From parks to historic sites, Woodside has a wealth of things to do. Filoli Historic House & Garden is a fabulous 20th-century estate that guests can visit. Take one of the docent-led tours or wander the perfectly-maintained gardens and enjoy a moment of true peace. Wunderlich County Park welcomes dozens of visitors each day. This beautiful, open-air park has plenty of trails for walking or horseback riding. Many people love visiting Wunderlich County Park in order to enjoy casual picnics. If you are planning a picnic or a fun afternoon with friends, make sure to grab a bottle of wine from one of the stores in town, as well as everything that you need to make a chic cheese board on the fly.
The Woodside Library is a must-see in the area, not just for the charming building's variety of great books. The attached native plant garden invites visitors to stop and learn more about many of California's native flowers and plants. Woodside welcomes everyone who loves the great outdoors, from longtime residents to guests who are considering making this area their permanent home.
Woodside is served by the Woodside School District, featuring Woodside Elementary and High School (also referred to as Lower and Upper school). Another notable option is:
- Woodside Priory. Grades 6 - 12. A private college preparatory day and boarding school.