The first English speaking settlers came to Woodside in the early 19th century to log the redwoods. Charles
Brown built the first sawmill around 1838. By mid-century there were a dozen mills in the Woodside area producing
lumber for San Francisco. The current redwoods are 3rd generation. The first generation were used to produce
lumber for the first homes in San Francisco. The second growth was used to rebuild homes destroyed by the 1906
earthquake. Woodside was incorporated in 1956 to prevent urbanization.
The intentionally small business district is limited to a few restaurants, a grocery store, a saloon, a hardware
and tack store, and a few others. There are only a few businesses outside of the business district, perhaps the most
well known being Buck's of Woodside restaurant.
U.S. Census Facts for Woodside
Total Population: 5,287
2,142 housing units - 89.3% owner occupied
Median household income: $212,917
Bachelors degree or higher: 66.5%
Median age: 47.9
Town of Woodside, CA - Home Values
Extensive graphs of Woodside home values for both single family homes and condos can be viewed at my Woodside Home Values web page. Recent Woodside home sales can be viewed at my Woodside Just Sold web page. Four key values: price, price per sq ft, size, and lot size, for Woodside single family houses are shown in the tabbed windows below.