Welcome to Woodside
Stunningly opulent private estates in a pristine natural setting.
Woodside is an exclusive Silicon Valley community home to opulent luxury residences in a beautiful rural setting.
With sprawling multi-acre estates surrounded by eucalyptus, oak, and redwood groves, Woodside has attracted some of Silicon Valley’s wealthiest figures. Current and former Woodside residents include Apple’s Steve Jobs, Oracle’s Larry Ellison, Charles R. Schwab, and founders and CEOs from companies such as GoPro, Intel, Intuit, Softbank, Sony, and Symantec.
Woodside is consequently one of the world’s wealthiest communities, with a median household income in excess of $250,000. Woodside’s residents enjoy access to spectacular natural scenery that includes extensive equestrian trails as well as many rare and endangered exotic plant species.
Woodside Real Estate Insights
Woodside’s sprawling estates include some of the world’s most amazing luxury residences. Larry Ellison’s incredible recreation of a 16th Century Japanese palace ranks among its most grandiose, with exquisite ponds and low wooden buildings spread across 23 stunningly-landscaped acres.
Softbank CEO and founder Masayoshi San paid $117 million for a lavish 8,930-square-foot mansion and the nine-acre estate surrounding it in 2012, setting a record for the most expensive ever home sale in the United States.
Each property in Woodside is completely unique and lavish modern architectural masterpieces share the neighborhood with gorgeous estates built in the 1920s. The median sales price over the past year was $2,850,000, with an average price per square foot of $1,392.
People & Lifestyles
Woodside’s pristine natural setting has an abundance of trails and open spaces. Wunderlich County Park offers fantastic hiking and equestrian trails through serene meadows and redwood groves. The tree-shaded trails running through Thornewood Open Space Preserve pass ponds and streams rich with local wildlife. Huddart County Park is the most expansive of Woodside’s numerous open spaces, including 900 acres of dense tree coverage and trails and picnic spots running throughout.
Filoli is one of Woodside’s most spectacular residences. This grand country house and the incredibly-landscaped gardens surrounding it are open to the public. Filoli Gardens are spread across 16 gorgeous acres and the main residence’s elegant interior and exquisite decoration transports visitors to the regal setting of a European palace.
Woodside contains a small commercial district with upscale restaurants and independently-owned local businesses. Buck’s offers great food and a friendly bar, while the Michelin-starred Village Pub serves an exquisite variety of main dishes and a highly-regarded chocolate souffle and Earl Grey Creme Anglaise dessert. The Mountain House is a bar and restaurant with a spectacular view of the surrounding forest and mountains. The Pioneer Salon and The Tap Room both serve an extensive selection of drinks in a welcoming setting.
Residents looking for local shops frequent Emily Joubert, an exquisite home and garden shop with great decorative pieces and flowers, as well as Robert Hilton, a talented local jeweler known for creating wonderful bespoke rings and other high-end accessories. Other businesses serve a range of specific niches, including Woodside Tennis Shop, a fantastic resource for tennis players.
Local public schools are very highly respected and there are also several private schools in the area, offering residents choice.