Nestled between Farm Hills and Central Redwood City is the comfortably located neighborhood of Woodside Plaza. This neighborhood is bordered by Jefferson Avenue on the north, Hudson Street on the east, Woodside Road on the south, and Alameda de las Pulgas on the west. In addition to the lure of the area’s picturesque, tree-lined streets, many people are drawn to Woodside Plaza because of its close proximity to accessible commuting along Highway 101, Interstate 280, as well as recreation in the downtown area.
Woodside Road offers residents an eclectic mix of condominiums, apartment buildings, shopping centers, and commercial buildings. Many homes throughout the rest of Woodside Plaza are single-story Ranch-style homes built mid-century and ranging between 1,200 square feet to 1,500 square feet in size. Several homeowners have elected to add to their homes, so it is common to see homes that have grown to over 2,000 square feet, while the lot sizes tend to stretch between 5,000 square feet to over 8,000 square feet. Lot sizes tend to range anywhere from 5,000 square feet to over 8,000 square feet.
Woodside Plaza is also home to immense Red Morton Community Park and its many recreational activities. This 31-acre park is loaded with amenities that include a community pool, sports fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, recreational classes, a pre-school, a teen center, a fitness center, a playground, and picnic areas with barbecue pits.
Depending on the location of a home within Woodside Plaza, assigned schools may be Henry Ford Elementary, Hawes Elementary, John Gill Elementary, John F. Kennedy Middle, Sequoia High School, or Woodside High School. Henry Ford Elementary enrolls students in grades K–5 and has a total enrollment above 470 students, and a student-teacher ratio of approximately 21:1. Hawes Elementary enrolls students in grades K–5 and has an overall enrollment of almost 400 students, and a student-teacher ratio of approximately 23:1. John Gill Elementary enrolls students in grades K–5 and has an enrollment above 450 students, and a student-teacher ratio of about 20:1. The elementary schools feed into John F. Kennedy Middle School, which boasts an enrollment of over 800 students, and a student-teacher ratio of about 20:1. John F. Kennedy Middle School feeds into either Sequoia High School or Woodside High School. Sequoia High School has an overall enrollment over 1,800 students, and a student-teacher ratio of approximately 19:1. Woodside High School has an enrollment over 1,800 students, and a student-teacher ratio of approximately 19:1.