Woodland Ave- W Bayshore Rd Homes For Sale
Woodland Avenue- W Bayshore Homes For Sale & Real Estate | East Palo Alto, CA
Neighborhood Introduction & History
W Bayshore homes in the neighborhoods along Woodland Avenue in East Palo Alto are picturesque – the street winds along pristine San Francisquito Creek – but W Bayshore homes are often dominated by large apartment complexes. Generally a low-income area, the majority of residents report that they are in the sales/service industries and 52.3% of households report that Spanish is the primary language spoken in the home. High population density, poor transit service, narrow streets, and missing sidewalks mean that people walking or bicycling must share the road with car traffic volumes that are very high for a residential neighborhood. The city, however, is working on improving this issue with grants and sidewalk/bike lane projects. Also, residents of Woodland Avenue are within walking distance to Downtown Palo Alto and abut very affluent neighborhoods.
Housing types & styles in the Neighborhood
Woodland Avenue has a vast number of medium-sized and high-rise apartment complexes. However, a few smaller pre-war and post-World War II homes, usually entry-level, can be found. The earliest W Bayshore homes were built around 1910 but most date from the ’20s through the ’50s. Styles range from simple cabins to large newer homes. Lot sizes are also quite varied, from 5000 sq.ft. up. Many lots are quarter acres and flag lots. Woodland Ave median real estate price is $647,161, which is more expensive than 72.6% of the neighborhoods in California and 94.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. This median price, however, is much less than many other locations in the Bay Area.
Restaurants & Shopping
In 2000, construction began on a large shopping center named Ravenswood 101—including a Home Depot, a Best Buy, and an IKEA store. In 2008, after twenty years without a supermarket, East Palo Alto individuals and organizations established the East Palo Alto Community Farmers’ Market. In November 2009, the Mi Pueblo Food Center grocery store opened in the Ravenswood 101 shopping center. Mi Pueblo was the city’s first full-service supermarket in 23 years. East Palo Alto has a variety of restaurant options, including many fast food chains, authentic ethnic cuisine, mid-priced chains in the Ravenswood 101 shopping center, and fine dining in the Four Seasons Hotel.
4. Family Lifestyle, Parks & Activities
The City of East Palo Alto owns and maintains five parks and one nature preserve. The parks are scattered throughout the community and offer sports facilities, walking trails, and views of the Bay. Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy the local area around East Palo Alto and the Dumbarton Bridge – it is an important ecological area, hosting many species of birds, fish and mammals. Family activities, parks, museums, and more abound in adjacent Palo Alto and East Palo Alto’s proximity to Hwy 101 means easy access to all the Peninsula has to offer.