Welcome to Portola Valley

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Surrounded by wooded hills, this pristine and picturesque town of 4,500 residents is located just west of Stanford University. The town values its environmental and historic heritage, its excellent public schools and its economical town government. Extensive trails, scenic roads, open space and natural views are the town’s hallmark. With nearly the same number of miles of trails as there are of roads, Portola Valley is committed to providing opportunities for walking and riding. Nearly 1,900 acres of permanent open space exist within the town. Commercial activity is encouraged to the extent that it primarily meets needs of residents. In 2013, Forbes ranked Portola Valley as having the ninth most expensive housing prices in the U.S.

Quick Facts

Population

4,570

Female

2,324

Male

2,246

  • White
    3,841
    88.2%
  • Hispanic
    145
    4.0%
  • Asian alone
    242
    5.6%
  • Black
    12
    0.3%
Median Home Price

$ 2M

Average Income

$232,981

Median resident age

55 years

Portola Valley Schools

SchoolGradesSchool LevelState Ranking/# of SchoolsStudent/Teacher Ratio
Corte Madera4-8Elementary2017: 144/569216.9
Creekside 21st Century Learning Lab4-5Private–: –/–7.7
Ormondale ElementaryK-3Elementary–: –/–20.8
Woodland SchoolPK-8Private–: –/–7.4
Woodside Priory School6-12Private–: –/–6.6
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