Redwoods in Portola Valley

The City of Good Living

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Surrounded by wooded hills, Portola Valley is a pristine and picturesque town. It is located just west of Stanford University and has just 4,568 residents. It features an extensive trail system, scenic roads, open space and natural views. All of this contributes to one’s feeling of being in the country, as do architectural guidelines that stress “blending in.”

The median home price in mid-2022 is $4,850,000 and the price per square foot is $1,460.

Town of Portola Valley

Portola Valley Pumpkin Patch

Webb Ranch

Portola Valley hosts one of our favorite pumpkins patches, Webb Ranch. A majority of the pumpkins at Webb Ranch are organically grown on 30 acres at Webb Ranch. They also source from other orgranic pumpkin growers in Half Moon Bay. They have a great variety and there are plenty of games and Fall/Halloween docorations as well. For more, click here.

There are a number of really good pumpkin patches in the Bay Area, especially in the Half Moon Bay area. To discover more, click here.

What Makes Portola Valley Unique

Portola Valley has a good balance between modern development and pastoral quiet. Nineteen hundred acres of permanent open space exist throughout the town. Residents continue to treasure the town’s environmental and historic heritage. A little history: residential development did not begin until after World War II. The town quickly incorporated to preserve the beauty of the green and gold valley astride the world-famous San Andreas Fault.

The town government is specifically staffed by a multitude of volunteers with the goal to preserve the beauty of the land, foster low-density housing and keep local government costs low.  With these goals in mind, it offers a wide variety of recreational facilities and programs for residents to enjoy.

Portola Valley Open Space
Parks and Recreation

Top Notch Bike Trails

Portola Valley is also known for its bike trails. Whether you are into mountain biking or cycling – there is something for everyone. In fact, we’ve heard a few of the favorites including the following:

  •        Hamms Gulch to Spring Ridge Trail Loop
  •     Windy Hill Loop
  •     Redwood and Salamander Flat

For more on the trails, click here.

Excellent Public Schools

This pristine and picturesque town has excellent public schools. The Portola Valley School District includes Ormondale (K-3) and Corte Madera School (4-8). High schoolers attend one of the schools in the Sequoia Union High School District. You can verify which high school you are assigned to by clicking here.

Portola Valley School District
Sequoia Union High School District

Restaurant Recommendations

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Portola Valley neighborhood map

Portola Valley Neighborhood Map

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