Portola Valley

Nestled in the scenic San Francisco Peninsula, Portola Valley offers a captivating blend of natural beauty, exceptional schools, a thriving business community, and a wealth of recreational opportunities. The town features two equestrian centers, along with soccer, baseball, and softball fields, and Triangle Park. Cyclists can enjoy the popular Spring Ridge Trail that runs from Skyline Boulevard. In addition, there are miles of picturesque hiking and biking trails in the nearby Windy Hill Open Space Preserve and the serene beauty of the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Portola Valley's charm extends to its dining scene, with a variety of charming restaurants and cafes to explore. From the acclaimed Portola Kitchen, serving farm-to-table cuisine, to the relaxed Alpine Inn Beer Garden and the beloved Woodside Bakery, there is something to satisfy every palate. The town is also known for its vibrant business community, which includes a diverse range of local boutiques, shops, professional services, and technology firms.


Portola Valley is home to top-rated schools that provide a high-quality education. Ormondale School and Corte Madera School cater to students in grades K-8, while Woodside Priory School offers education for grades 6-12. The town boasts a variety of neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and charm. Alpine/Uplands (Los Trancos) features secluded and rustic homes, while The Ranch offers a countryside setting with natural-material houses. Brookside/Willowbrook has a mix of older and new homes near the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve. Central Portola Valley showcases luxury homes and traditional estates. Ladera offers mid-century and ranch-style properties in a rolling landscape, and Santa Maria/Russell (Woodside Highlands) has hillside abodes and a close-knit community. With its captivating scenery, outstanding schools, delightful dining options, and thriving businesses, Portola Valley offers a remarkable place to live, work, and explore.

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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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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