In San Mateo County halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, you’ll find the prestigious town of Woodside. (Zip codes are 94061 and 94062.) Aptly named, Woodside sets amid huge second growth redwoods. Woodside Store, after which the town was named, was the center of logging activity in the early 1900s. That store is now a museum and the town is populated not by loggers, but by those who are seeking a quiet area and a beautiful home.
Real estate prices are high, even by Silicon Valley standards. As of mid 2015, the median home price is around $3 million, though some months, depending on sales, that number might be closer to the mid or low $2 millions, and of course it ranges from the low $1 millions to well past $10 million or more – so not every house is an estate or luxury home.
Below please find the median list price of houses for sale in Woodside by price quartile. This will give you a rough idea of what it may cost to purchase Woodside real estate. At the bottom of this article, you’ll find more real estate market statistics for Woodside and also a view of homes currently for sale in this very scenic place. (And before then, a slideshow of one of the most beautiful estates ever found in the San Francisco Bay Area: Woodside’s own FILOLI.)
Woodside is known as a horse community. 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. Woodside is also the home of the Gorilla Foundation, which fosters Koko, the gorilla who communicates in sign language (Koko is in a fairly remote location and the long term plans are to move her to Hawaii).
The Woodside School District consists of one elementary school, which ranks in the top 10 percent of the state and is a California Distinguished School. Teenagers attend Woodside High. For higher education, residents can take advantage of nearby College of San Mateo or Cañada College. Foothill College is about a 15-minute drive away.
As Woodside backs on to a game refuge, deer watching is a common activity in the area. Residents can also take advantage of the town’s small library as well as the county park. Filoli, a beautiful and famous estate which was fashioned after the Muckross House in Ireland, is open for tours. Many cultural activities can be found in nearby Silicon Valley or San Francisco, too.
If you visit the area, be sure to stop into Buck’s of Woodside for a meal. It’s very kitschy, with good service and food and a whole lot of fun. The stained glass image shared here is from Buck’s.
Want more info? Continue scrolling down for a few links plus a view of currently available properties to purchase and the realty market statistics and data at the bottom of this page.
Homes for sale in Woodside, California
The Woodside Real Estate Market
How’s the market? Check the ReReport to see the current and also the past residential real estate statistics of listed, pending, and sold properties in Woodside.