Portola Valley wants to keep a rural ambiance. It has extensive trails, open space, and scenic
roads. Architectural guidelines stress blending in with the environment. Portola Valley encourages
commercial activity if it meets needs of the residents.
Portola Valley Elementary School District has two public primary schools. The closest public
secondary school is in Woodside. Many children attend other public and private schools.
U.S. Census Facts for Portola Valley
Total Population: 4,353
1,994 housing units - 76.3% owner occupied
Median household income: $163,384
Bachelors degree or higher: 80.5%
Median age: 53.2
City of Portola Valley, CA - Home Values
Extensive graphs of Portola Valley home values for both single family homes and condos can be viewed at my Portola Valley Home Values web page. Recent Portola Valley home sales can be viewed at my Portola Valley Just Sold web page. Four key values: price, price per sq ft, size, and lot size, for Portola Valley single family houses are shown in the tabbed windows below.