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Woodside Neighborhoods

Original post made on Dec 12, 2013

For more than 100 years, beginning in the 1830s, the area now called Woodside was gradually developed, first as sawmills that supplied redwood to build San Francisco, later as farms, small cattle ranches and vineyards.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 2:50 PM

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Posted by Teri Zanette
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:14 pm

This lovely small town feeling we have here in Woodside is like no other I know of. Here we can virtually ride our horses anywhere we want to and all the people we rider's come across respect that and in fact love it. It give people who are not familiar with horses the opportunity to touch and feel this most bold yet sweet animal. And those who are familiar with horses get to see each others horses. So we get to "show" our most prize possession. I adore our little Hamlet and I've loved riding and showing my Jordgee Girl, "The Arabian Princess" as she gotten to be known as in our Woodside.

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Posted by so close and yet so far
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 12, 2013 at 10:40 pm


from the articles -

"Residents love their horses, and aren't afraid to show it. Moreover, they love where they live because the animals are tolerated and even encouraged."

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Posted by Shoulda moved there
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Wish I had lived there rather than here back when I had a string of horses and taught riding lessons. But, alas, for my high tech hubby, it was "too far north".

That said, you get so very much more for your money living in Woodside, as far as real estate goes, BUT the schools are not so hot, especially Woodside High and Sequoia High. I am sure that's why so very many people in Woodside send their kids to private schools instead. Which then does not make Woodside such a great real estate value in the big picture of hidden expenses

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Posted by John C. Gordon
a resident of Woodside
on Sep 19, 2016 at 1:02 pm

This is a wonderful article, thank you.
Richard's siblings that were not mentioned are ; Susan Gordon of Wailuku, Paula Gordon (deceased), Martha Gordon of San Jose, Sally Lunetta of Colfax, James Gordon of Fortesthill and (as mentioned) myself.
We are all deeply saddened by Richard's passing and are so grateful to see all of the condolences that are pouring out for him, as well as articles like these that remind us of the impact he had on so many.
Once again, Thank You!
John C. Gordon

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Posted by Becky Stirn
a resident of Woodside
on Nov 21, 2016 at 7:40 pm

The Cyprus Friendship Program is an all-volunteer program dedicated to promoting peace in Cyprus by creating bonds of friendship on both sides of this divided island nation. The program lasts four weeks and takes place in July. If you are willing to help in any way, please contact the Cyprus Friendship Area Coordinator (S.F. Bay Area): Becky Stirn ( or 650-851-7785). We seek host families, event coordinators, drivers and contributors. You will not only meet peace-oriented teens but will make friends both here and abroad. Thank you!

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