Located in San Mateo County midway between San Francisco & San Jose, you'll find a unique horse community of people called Woodside. The town was named after the Woodside Store that was a center of logging activity in the early 1900s. That store now a museum in one of the wealthiest town in the US. There are many equestrian estates, as well as some gorgeous mansions. You can also find some small mountain cabins on ¼ acre lots. Many famous people have sought to take advantage of Woodside's peace and quiet and have purchased homes in the area. Some of the town's more famous current and past residents have included Tennessee Ernie Ford, Shirley Temple Black, and Tom Cruise.
Stunning landscapes develop a pleasing backdrop for Woodside's charming town center, an intentionally small collection of restaurants and businesses in the heart of the community. The town boasts some of the finest dinings on the Peninsula, including the Michelin, starred Village Pub, the Firehouse Bistro, and the newly reimagined Woodside Bakery. The famed Buck's Restaurant is a favorite among Silicon Valley venture capitalists, and the historic Pioneer Saloon, built in 1882, is a one-of-a-kind locale known for its live music and cold beer. Between Robert's Market, the town post office, Chevron Station, Emilie Joubert Home and Garden, and a well-stocked hardware store, the quaint town center provides a number of necessities close to home.
The Woodside Elementary School District is a small public elementary and middle school district sharing a single campus in town. Its strong academic programs, newly constructed gymnasium, tennis courts, and athletic fields are greatly appreciated among the community's students and families. High school students feed into the Sequoia Union High School District's Woodside High School just down the road.
Horses are part of the Woodside culture. Many residents keep horses, and the town maintains a network of scenic horse trails spanning almost 1000 acres. Idyllic Huddart and Wunderlich Parks offer some of the Bay Area's most beautiful hiking and running trails. Cyclists frequent popular routes along with Old La Honda, King's Mountain, and Cañada Roads. The Tour of California bicycle race travels several roads along and adjacent to CA-84 and Skyline Boulevard. Mountain bikers enjoy Skegg's Point trails along Skyline Boulevard, and both horsebacks riding and bicycling are allowed in Woodside's Purisima Open Space Preserve.
Plenty of gorgeous properties are nestled among Woodside's distinctive neighborhoods. From the rural estates and magnificent homes along Mountain Home Road to the rustic dwellings up King's Mountain, the town of Woodside is distinguished by a decidedly rustic charm true to its historic roots.