Woodside is among the wealthiest small towns in the United States. Horses are part of the local culture. Numerous residents keep horses, and the town government maintains a network of horse trails. Some resident's homes are even considered farms.

The town is also quite popular among local cyclists and draws them in large numbers on weekends.  Woodside is home to a number of open space preserves, including the Purisima Open Space, where both horseback riding and bicycling is allowed.

Public Service Providers

Police Services
San Mateo County Sheriff's Department
Non-emergency: (650) 364-1811

Fire Protection
Woodside Fire Department
Non-emergency: (650) 581-1594

Garbage, Recyclables and Green Waste
Greenwaste Recovery
(650) 568-9900

Animal Control
(650) 363-4790

Library Services
Woodside Library
(650) 851-0147