Bay Area residents looking for a break from the rush of modern life might take a visit to Woodside’s Filoli estate, a peaceful country house where not much has changed since the early 20th century.
Woodside California’s Filoli mansion draws crowds looking to go back in time. The estate was built in the early 20th century and has found new popularity, as period dramas like PBS’s “Downton Abbey” attract audiences.
Reminiscent of Downton Abbey, Woodside’s turn-of-the-century Filoli mansion has the largest volunteer corps of all the historic sites of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department took over police services in San Carlos last month and will soon be bidding to do the same in cash-strapped Half Moon Bay. Such arrangements give the sherrif’s office steady revenue.