Welcome to Woodside

A rural community with natural beauty and friendly residents.

Woodside is a small community in San Mateo County, California, just outside San Francisco. The community is located north of San Francisco Bay and close to the cities of San Jose and San Francisco. Woodside is surrounded by vibrant, bustling communities like Menlo Park, Emerald Hills, Redwood City, and North Fair Oaks. Woodside is part of the San Francisco Bay Area, sometimes referred to as the Silicon Valley, and is frequently referred to as the East Bay of San Francisco.

The community is diverse with a mix of rural and suburban lifestyles, featuring a retail core, parks, and recreational centers. The town is dominated by the corporate headquarters of many high-tech companies and the popular residential community of Portola Valley, often ranked as one of the most affluent communities in the United States. Woodside has a lot to offer with world-class restaurants, ocean views, and various parks and activities. Explore Woodside and discover its many charms!

What to Love

  • Upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment
  • Luxury homes and lifestyles
  • Natural landscapes and outdoor experiences
  • Affluent neighborhoods and amenities
  • Friendly community

Local Lifestyle

For decades, Woodside has been a quiet community with a laid-back lifestyle and a beautiful natural setting. The town has a small-town feel with the convenience of a major city. It is in the middle of everything San Francisco offers, with a quick commute on scenic highways. Woodside is known for its mild climate, redwood forests, tony neighborhoods, and scenic beauty. Woodside is also home to many small businesses, restaurants, and bars, contributing to an eclectic and vibrant downtown area.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Woodside is home to many high-end shopping destinations and upscale dining options. The Village Pub is an award-winning fine dining restaurant that sources about 80% of its produce from a nearby ranch, free from synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. The Village Bakery is a modern and elegant eatery that serves American classics in indoor and outdoor seating. Redwood Grill is an industrial-style eatery that serves traditional American dishes and drinks. 

Club Fox is a small entertainment venue that hosts live music and performances. It also has a lounge area and hosts private events. Thomas Fogarty Winery is a rustic, modern estate that practices organic and sustainable farming to craft wines. Set in the mountains, residents can explore the estate and enjoy exclusive wines. 

There are also many unique shops and stores in Woodside, like Emily Joubert Home & Garden, which sells home décor and furniture, kitchen essentials, and outdoor plants and containers.

Things to Do

Woodside is a stunning community with many areas to explore and experience. Filoli Historic House & Garden, also known as the Bourn-Roth Estate, is a country house with 16-acres of formal gardens and 654-acres of land. Residents can see the indoor and outdoor gardens and exhibits and dine in The Quail's Nest Café onsite. 

Djerassi Resident Artists Program supports and enhances artists by providing time and space to work on preserved land. 

Thornewood Preserve is 167-acres and has hiking, dog walking, and horseback riding trails. Schilling Lake is also on the preserve, where wildlife can often be spotted while relaxing or hiking. Wunderlich County Park is another outdoor area with beautiful redwood forests, open meadows, and hiking and horseback riding trails.


Woodside Elementary School District provides a well-rounded education for preschool through eighth-grade students. The district has a private preschool and public elementary and middle schools. There are also private elementary and private high schools in the community.

Work With Michele

Michele brings over 25 years of professional sales experience including training in Negotiation Mastery from the Harvard Business School. Michele’s clients benefit from her skilled negotiation strategies when it comes to the purchase or sale of their home.