It probably won't be much of a surprise to anyone who pays attention to local real estate, but Atherton has, for the third year in a row, been named the home of the most expensive residential real estate in the country by Forbes Magazine.
This year, Woodside joins Atherton in the top 10, in seventh place, with Portola Valley at 33 and Menlo Park at 120.
Forbes uses its own formula to compile the rankings, based on asking prices rather than closed sales.
Forbes said that Atherton has a median price of $10,564,038 and Woodside has a median of $5,533,534.
Other local communities on the Forbes list are Hillsborough at number 10, Los Altos Hills at number 11, San Francisco at number 22 and 45 (two different SF ZIP codes) Palo Alto at number 36, 85 and 97 (three ZIP codes), Saratoga at number 47, Los Gatos at number 51 and Los Altos at number 57.