Just south of Permanente Creek and nestled between Foothill Expressway and Interstate 280, is a small neighborhood known dually as the Highlands and Woodland Acres.
The tall trees lining the streets give just a hint of the rural charm and verdant beauty the Highlands has to offer. Privacy is abundant, with many of the streets gently curving, often leading into traffic-deterring cul-de-sacs. Several of the homes in the Highlands offer excellent views of the San Francisco Peninsula. Though this neighborhood feels removed, the residents are all friendly and plan regular gatherings, or meet up for a day of fun and recreation at the Rancho San Antonio County Park, which, combined with the Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space Preserve, offers 2,300 acres of trails that can be explored on foot, horseback, or mountain bike.
Adjacent to the Highlands lies Woodland Acres. Originally private farmland, Woodland Acres was subdivided into 120 parcels of approximately half an acre each during the post-war suburban expansion. Recent years have shown renovations transforming older homes to look more modern.
This neighborhood’s close proximity to Foothill Expressway and Interstate 280 allows easy access to commuting routes, which lead to neighboring cities.