About Woodside

Woodside is among the wealthiest small towns in the United States.  Vacant lots, were any to be found, would sell for over a million dollars. Several well-known people live here, including Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation.

The very small business district includes a few restaurants (Buck's, Woodside Bakery & Cafe, John Bentley's, and The Village Pub), a grocery store (Roberts Market), a hardware store, an art gallery and picture framing store (Allegro Framing and Art), a home and garden store (Emily Joubert), and an educational consulting and tutoring company (Cardinal Education). The Village Pub recently was awarded the highest honor for restaurants: a Michelin star. The town is home to the famous Buck's of Woodside restaurant, which is well known among Silicon Valley entrepreneurs as the location where many VC investment deals have been signed. The inside of the restaurant is decorated with historic Silicon Valley artifacts. The corporate headquarters for Fisher Investments sits atop Kings Mountain in Woodside.

Horses are part of the local culture. Many residents keep horses, and the town government maintains a network of horse trails. The town is also quite popular among local cyclists and draws them in large numbers on summer weekends. Most popular road cycling routes include Old La Honda Rd., King's Mountain Rd, Canada Rd., Southgate Dr., Skyline Rd. and Highway 84. Woodside is home to a number of open space preserves, including the Purisima Open Space (which is part of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space), where both horseback riding and bicycling is allowed.


Local Government

Town of Woodside

Location: 2955 Woodside Road

POB 620005

Woodside, CA 94062

650.851 6790

The Town of Woodside provides directions, public transit options and visitor brochures.

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Population in July 2008: 5,579. Population change since 2000: +4.2%

Males: 2,766 (49.6%)

Females: 2,813 (50.4%)

Median resident age: 44.4 years

California median age: 33.3 years

Zip codes: 94062.

Estimated median household income in 2008: $205,762 (it was $171,126 in 2000)

Woodside: $205,762

California: $61,021

Estimated per capita income in 2008: $129,038

Estimated median house or condo value in 2008: over $1,823,518 (it was over $1,000,000 in 2000)

Woodside: over $1,823,518

California: $467,000

Mean prices in 2008: All housing units: $2,112,897; Detached houses: $2,128,586; Townhouses or other attached units: $1,911,791; In 2-unit structures: $1,839,088; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $2,916,082

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