Is a serene enclave known for its equestrian culture, natural beauty, and affluent residents.

Welcome to Woodside

The Equestrian Heart of Silicon Valley


Tucked away in the lush landscapes of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Woodside is a serene enclave known for its equestrian culture, natural beauty, and affluent residents. Just a short drive from the bustling tech hubs of Silicon Valley, Woodside offers a tranquil escape that feels worlds away. With its towering redwoods, winding trails, and sprawling estates, Woodside is a haven for those who appreciate the finer things in life—both natural and man-made.

​​​​​​​Originally inhabited by the Ohlone people, Woodside has a rich history that includes logging and agriculture. Today, the town is a residential community that has managed to preserve its rural charm while being in close proximity to the epicenter of technology and innovation.

​​​​​​​The real estate in Woodside is nothing short of spectacular, featuring grand estates, luxurious villas, and charming country homes. With large lots and a focus on privacy, Woodside offers a unique blend of rustic elegance and modern luxury.

What to Love

  • Equestrian culture and extensive riding trails
  • ​​​​​​​Close-knit community with a focus on preserving natural beauty
  • ​​​​​​​Proximity to Silicon Valley and Stanford University
  • ​​​​​​​Exclusive and private living

Things to Do

Woodside is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and equestrian lovers. The town is home to several riding schools and stables, offering lessons for riders of all levels. The annual Woodside Day of the Horse is a community event that celebrates the town's equestrian culture, featuring trail rides, exhibitions, and family-friendly activities.

​​​​​​​For those interested in history and architecture, the Filoli Historic House and Garden offers a glimpse into the grandeur of early 20th-century life, set against the backdrop of stunning gardens and landscapes.

Local Lifestyle

Woodside is a town that cherishes its equestrian heritage and natural environment. The Woodside Horse Owners Association (WHOA) is an active community group that organizes trail rides, educational events, and conservation efforts. The town also offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking in Wunderlich Park and cycling along the scenic Woodside Road.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

While Woodside is primarily residential, it offers a few select dining and shopping options that cater to its discerning residents. The Village Pub is a Michelin-starred restaurant that offers a fine dining experience in an elegant setting. For casual fare, Alice's Restaurant is a popular spot among locals and visitors alike, known for its hearty American cuisine and biker-friendly atmosphere.


  • Woodside Elementary School, grades K–8 (highly rated public school)
  • Woodside High School, grades 9–12 (well-regarded public high school)
  • Woodside Priory School, grades 6–12 (prestigious private school)

Education is a cornerstone in Woodside, and the town's schools reflect this commitment to academic excellence. With a focus on community involvement and holistic education, schools in Woodside offer a well-rounded experience for students.

​​​​​​​Woodside is not just a town; it's a lifestyle that combines rustic charm with modern luxury. Whether you're an equestrian enthusiast, a tech mogul looking for a peaceful retreat, or someone who simply appreciates the beauty of nature, Woodside has something to offer you.

Overview for WOODSIDE, CA

5,316 people live in WOODSIDE, where the median age is 45.6 and the average individual income is $138,031. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for WOODSIDE, CA

WOODSIDE has 1,673 households, with an average household size of 3.18. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in WOODSIDE do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,316 people call WOODSIDE home. The population density is 463.62 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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