PORTOLA VALLEY

A haven for those who appreciate the great outdoors without sacrificing proximity to the tech epicenter of the world.

Welcome to Portola Valley

A Serene Oasis Amidst Silicon Valley's Hustle


Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Portola Valley is a tranquil retreat that offers a respite from the fast-paced lifestyle of nearby Silicon Valley. Known for its natural beauty, open spaces, and equestrian culture, Portola Valley is a haven for those who appreciate the great outdoors without sacrificing proximity to the tech epicenter of the world.

​​​​​​​Originally inhabited by the Ohlone people, Portola Valley has a rich history that includes Spanish exploration and Mexican land grants. Incorporated in 1964, the town has prioritized environmental conservation and sustainable living, making it a model community for those who value ecological responsibility.

​​​​​​​The real estate in Portola Valley is as breathtaking as its scenery, featuring sprawling estates, modern architectural gems, and charming ranch-style homes. With large lots and a focus on preserving the natural landscape, properties here offer a unique blend of luxury and rustic charm.

What to Love

  • Idyllic natural surroundings and open spaces
  • ​​​​​​​Strong sense of community and environmental stewardship
  • ​​​​​​​Proximity to Stanford University and Silicon Valley
  • ​​​​​​​Equestrian culture and numerous riding trails

Things to Do

Portola Valley is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The Windy Hill Open Space Preserve offers over 1,300 acres of natural beauty, complete with hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. The Portola Valley Farmers' Market is a weekly event that features local produce, artisanal goods, and live music.

​​​​​​​Equestrian events are a significant part of the town's culture, with numerous stables and riding schools offering lessons and trail rides. The annual Portola Valley Classic is a highlight of the year, showcasing the best in local equestrian talent.

Local Lifestyle

Portola Valley is a community that cherishes its natural environment and rural character. The town offers a variety of outdoor activities, from hiking and mountain biking in the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve to horseback riding in the numerous equestrian centers. The Portola Valley Town Center is a hub for community events and educational programs, featuring a library, community hall, and recreational facilities.
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Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

While Portola Valley is primarily residential, the town offers a few select dining and shopping options that cater to its community. Robert's Market is a local favorite for groceries and gourmet items, while Parkside Grille provides a cozy setting for American cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients. For a broader range of options, the nearby towns of Menlo Park and Palo Alto offer an array of restaurants and shops.

Schools

  • Ormondale Elementary School, grades K–3 (excellent public elementary school)
  • ​​​​​​​Corte Madera School, grades 4–8 (highly rated public middle school)
  • ​​​​​​​Woodside High School grades 9–12 (well-regarded public high school)
  • ​​​​​​​Woodside Priory School, grades 6–12 (prestigious private school)

Education is highly valued in Portola Valley, and the town's public and private schools reflect this commitment to academic excellence. With a focus on holistic education and community involvement, schools in Portola Valley offer a well-rounded experience for students.

​​​​​​​Portola Valley is more than just a town; it's a lifestyle that combines the best of both worlds—natural beauty and modern convenience. Whether you're a tech executive looking for a peaceful retreat, an equestrian enthusiast, or someone who simply values the great outdoors, Portola Valley is the perfect place to call home.

Overview for PORTOLA VALLEY, CA

7,743 people live in PORTOLA VALLEY, where the median age is 53 and the average individual income is $138,869.87. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,743

Total Population

53 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$138,869.87

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for PORTOLA VALLEY, CA

PORTOLA VALLEY has 2,904 households, with an average household size of 3. 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. 7,743 people call PORTOLA VALLEY home. The population density is 406.35 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,743

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

53

Median Age

48.75 / 51.25%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
2,904

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$138,869.87

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
Woodside Priory School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
4th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
4th - 5th
No rating available
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