Woodside is nestled among the redwood-covered mountains along the coastal ridge of the San Francisco Peninsula and is located close to the Silicon Valley and Stanford University. Founded by explorers and fur-traders in the 1830s, the town has retained its rural character and natural charm. Residents enjoy extensive trails for horseback riding, cycling and hiking and the weekends bring in visitors for equestrian and biking events. Downtown is quaint but convenient, featuring a handful of restaurants as well as an independent grocery store, a hardware store and a home and garden store. Woodside is home to many Silicon Valley professionals, well-known entertainers, high-tech entrepreneurs and CEOs, making it one of the country's most desirable communities. Rural charm and outstanding location make Woodside quite a town.