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Overview

Introduction to Woodside, California

Woodside, California, in San Mateo county, is 3 miles S of Redwood City, California and 20 miles W of San Jose, California.

Woodside History

Woodside was initially inhabited by Ohlone Native Americans. The area was first explored by the Spanish. Woodside is also the oldest English-speaking settlement on the southern San Francisco Peninsula. In 1849, Mathias Alfred Parkhurst purchased around 127 acres of timberland and named it Woodside. The town was incorporated in 1956. Woodside is currently one of the wealthiest communities in the world.

Woodside and Nearby Attractions

  • Filoli Center.
  • Woodside Store Park.
  • Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia.
  • Cantor Center for Visual Arts.
  • Ardenwood Historic Farm.
  • Ardenwood Regional Preserve.

Things To Do In Woodside

Local parks include the Ardenwood Regional Preserve, the Big Basin Redwooods State Park, Butano State Park and Castle Rock State Park, to name a few. The Bean Hollow State Beach on the San Mateo Coast offers opportunities for fishing and beachcombing. The Ardenwood Historic Farm is nearby as well. Built in 19th century, this historic farm includes a mansion and Victorian gardens.

Woodside Transportation

San Francisco International is the nearest major airport.

Woodside Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Canada College, Stanford University and the College of San Mateo.

People

Total Population 5,479
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 23%
Employed Population 16+ 2,323
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 64%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 74.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $250
% Above Poverty Level 95.5%
% Below Poverty Level 4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 11.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,615
Median House Value $2

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.7%
US/American 0.3%
English 13.6%
Irish 13.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Woodside Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Redwood City, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles W of San Jose, California
County San Mateo
Standard Zip Codes 94061, 94062
Phone Area Codes 650
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.43
Longitude -122.252

Woodside Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WOODSIDE FIRE STN 1
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 60 F
Apr Temp 42 to 73 F
Jul Temp 51 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 79 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches
Station PALO ALTO
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 58 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 50 to 73 F
Annual Precip 15.7 inches
Station NEWARK (OAKLAND)
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 68 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 54 to 74 F
Annual Precip 14.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Woodside, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Emerald Hills (94062)

Palomar Park (94062)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atherton 7,081 $250
Menlo Park 33,064 $160,378
Palo Alto 66,478 $175,336
Portola Valley 4,515 $250
Redwood City 81,342 $103,608
San Carlos 29,454 $162,329

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Woodside High Schools

WOODSIDE HIGH
199 CHURCHILL AVE.
650-367-9750
Serves 1,917 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

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