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Portola Valley

A rural enclave, Portola Valley commands exquisite views and 1900 acres of permanent open space amid the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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Welcome to Portola Valley

Large, beautiful homes enjoy easy access to 36 miles of paths for hikers, bicyclists, runners, and equestrians. The Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is a favorite retreat of residents and the town's landmark. A community hall, library, and recreational fields host sports, art exhibits, and book readings and a weekly farmer's market. Portola Valley also is home to Woodside Priory, an outstanding independent, co-educational Benedictine college preparatory school set on 60 acres.
One of Portola Valley's most beloved neighborhoods is Ladera. In addition to beautiful homes, Ladera offers its own recreation center with a pool and tennis court and a great shopping center.
Grocery shopping is an elevated experience in Portola Valley with two incredible, family-owned markets. Bianchini’s Market provides old-fashioned full service and a commitment to supporting local farmers, ranchers, and growers. The Roberts Market is a purveyor of the finest deli, produce, and meats. It offers regular wine tastings, as well as standard "general store" merchandise, including chicken coops, horse care products, muck boots, and organic gardening supplies.
Two excellent private swim and tennis clubs offer membership and ongoing social activity. Ladera Oaks and Alpine Hills offer tennis and swim instruction, clinics, and competitions for juniors and adults. Fitness centers and other amenities make family activities wonderful memories for multiple generations of residents.

Overview for Portola Valley, CA

4,458 people live in Portola Valley, where the median age is 55.6 and the average individual income is $164,242. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

55.6 years

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Around Portola Valley, CA

There's plenty to do around Portola Valley, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Neely Wine, Ready To Play, and Alchemy Hair Design.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.46 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.42 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.32 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Portola Valley, CA

Portola Valley has 1,662 households, with an average household size of 2.66. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Portola Valley do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,458 people call Portola Valley home. The population density is 490.81 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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44.01 / 55.99%

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Schools in Portola Valley, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Portola Valley. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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