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Portola Valley

Portola Valley is one of the top forty wealthiest towns in the United States. Many of the homes located in Portola Valley offer breath-taking views of the mountains to the west and the Bay/Silicon Valley to the east and the south. The area has possibly the best climate on the San Francisco Peninsula, as it is protected from wind and fog by the Santa Cruz Mountains. The area has a rural feel and is part of the Midpeninsula Open Space District offering miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails with magnificent views and abundant wildlife.


1. Alpine/Uplands (Los Trancos)
2. Portola Valley Ranch
3. Brookside/Willowbrook
4. Central Portola Valley
5. Ladera
6. Santa Maria/Russell

Its location is ideal, with close proximity to Stanford University and Sand Hill Road, home to the Venture Capital community. It is also conveniently located between two international airports and jet centers. Many of the most successful high-tech companies such as Apple Computer, Google, Hewlett Packard, and Facebook have located their headquarters here in Silicon Valley.

The Peninsula is only 30 minutes from San Francisco and about 1.5 hours away from Napa Valley and Pebble Beach. Many of our residents enjoy the summer and winter activities in Lake Tahoe, which is only 4 hours away.

Portola Valley’s schools are highly regarded. They include Ormondale Elementary, Corte Madera Middle, and Woodside High School. Ladera neighborhood residents have access to the Las Lomitas School District and Menlo-Atherton High School.

The population per the 2010 census was 4,353.