6.5 out of 10

Mountain Home Road

Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Woodside
37.4179349653353 -122.256268308232
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"The Most Expensive Farmland Around"

You might mistakenly believe that you are way out in the country when you come into Woodside. This neighborhood is fairly typical in that—from the roads it seems like you are way out at the edge of forrest (which you sort of are, given the Wunderlich Park makes up the western border of this neighborhood)—you know the feel, lots of wood posts for fences and private roads winding up to what you might believe are farmhouses and that sort of thing.

With a median household income of nearly $200k, Woodside is one of the wealthiest cities in all of California. And that is represented in this neighborhood as well.

What does the median priced home cost in this neighborhood?

$6.25 million.

On the high end homes rise to $19 million (or you can buy uncultivated land for $29 million if you are an ambitious real estate developer).

What do you get for say $16 million? For $16 million you can get a 6000 ft. English manor house with 3 bedrooms. It is the kind of place where the bedroom is bigger than most peoples entire homes. Very luxurious and not afraid to show it.

But don’t worry about only having 3 bedrooms—there are 2 separate guest houses and your own private vineyard.

What about on the low end?

You can get a 4 bedroom home nestled in the trees. It is smaller at 3500 feet but still very attractive.

What about schools?

Woodside Elementary and La Entrada Middle School are both outstanding schools with API’s of 10 each, while Woodside High School is only somewhat above average.

And, of course, it goes without saying that the area is virtually crime free.

Overall, this is the kind of place you go to live if you sold your start-up for enough money that you will never have to work again. Otherwise, you might as well just keep on dreaming—only the 1% can afford to live here.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Magnificent Homes
  • Great Schools
Cons
  • Secluded
  • Astronomically Expensive
  • Countryside Problems
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
2yrs+

"Acres of farmland and nothingness"

Mountain Home Road is less a Woodside neighborhood than it is just one street that trails off into acres of little inhabited farmland. It is, in fact, located on the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the vast rolling savannah grasslands. So you can image that this place is a fairly isolated and deserted (total population less than 100 people) community. The area is outfitted with long country roads, bushy neighborhood aesthetics and sparse, but somewhat large homes. If you’re lucky, you’ll have the luxury of owning a sizable vineyard in your backyard.

For recreation, Mountain Home Road is nestled between Wunderlich Country Park, Teague Hill Open Space Preserve and the Horse Park at Woodside. All these secluded national preserves offer acres of natural terrain, serene escapes and a vast array of wildlife. Elsewhere, Sharon Heights is just past Highway 280 (5-minute drive), opposite Stanford University. The private club offers a beautifully maintained course (18-holes) and country club for those who can afford it. And finally, Searsville Lake is located just south of the neighborhood’s limits. If you’re into fishing, hiking and/or camping, this is a great spot for you.
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers

Unranked Streets in Mountain Home Road

Bridal Ln

3.5/5
"Redwood Sanctuary"
37.4112436804295 -122.259560816079

Sand Hill Rd

3.5/5
"science and sushi"
37.4067268741462 -122.245421718968

Woodside Rd

3.5/5
"Old west general store"
37.4218556769844 -122.267587345953

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