is an unincorporated
mountain community in San Mateo County, California
located at the intersection of State Route 84
and State Route 35
. The community is inside area code 650
and ZIP code
Atop the coastal range west of Woodside
, the community's official elevation is 1,520 feet (463 m) above mean sea level (AMSL).
While Sky Londa
is the spelling approved by the U.S. Board of Geographic Names, a frequently-used State government variant spelling is Skylonda
. The variant spelling is used on a Caltrans sign for southbound SR35 north of SR84 and on the name of a CDF Fire
station in the community. This variant name is also shown as a variant in the National Geographic Names Database
. The 1994 USGS
7.5-minute quadrangle, Woodside, California shows it spelled Sky Londa
. Maps recorded as early as 1909 show it as Sky L'onda
apparently derived from the crossroad names Skyline Boulevard and Woodside-La Honda Road.
The 7.5-minute quadrangle, Woodside, California, (1994), shows Woodside VOR
north of the settlement. The aircraft navigation facility is shown as being outfitted with distance measuring equipment. It lies one mile (1.6 km) at 285 degrees off true north from the intersection of SR35 and SR84. Its identifier is "OSI" and publicly-available FAA documents show the VOR signal is on 113.9 MHz.
Many of the area's characteristic redwood-log homes were first... Read More