Woodside is a picturesque and affluent community renowned for its stunning scenery, prestigious properties, and top-ranked schools. With a charming business district and a rich history dating back to the 1830s, Woodside attracts not only bicyclists and motorcyclists but also residents who appreciate its tranquil setting amidst rolling hills. The town's evolution from sawmills to farms and ranches lured affluent San Franciscans who constructed magnificent country homes, including the famous Filoli estate with its grand Georgian house and expansive grounds. Woodside's incorporation in 1956 was driven by the desire to maintain local control and manage growth. While it has been associated with past celebrity residents, Woodside is home to a range of businesses, including well-known establishments like Woodside Bakery & Cafe, Buck's restaurant, The Village Pub restaurant, Roberts Market, and the renowned gathering place Alice's Restaurant.


Woodside offers a range of schools, including Woodside Elementary School for grades K-8, Woodside High School for grades 9-12, and Woodside Priory School for grades 6-12. These schools provide quality education and support to students in Woodside. From the peaceful and upscale Woodside Hills to the charming and equestrian-friendly Woodside Glens, each neighborhood in Woodside offers a unique atmosphere and distinct character. The scenic Skywood/Skylonda area captivates with its tranquil forested setting, while the Woodside Terrace neighborhood boasts a close-knit community feel.

Overview for Woodside, CA

5,316 people live in Woodside, where the median age is 45.6 and the average individual income is $138,031. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45.6 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Woodside, CA

Woodside has 1,673 households, with an average household size of 3.18. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Woodside do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,316 people call Woodside home. The population density is 463.62 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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44.88 / 55.12%

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Schools in Woodside, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Woodside. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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