Introduction to Woodside, California
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.
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.