Surrounded by wooded hills, this pristine and picturesque town of 4500 residents is located just west of Stanford University in a green and gold valley astride the world-famous San Andreas Fault. The Town values its environmental and historic heritage, its excellent public schools and its economical Town government supported by a multitude of volunteers. An extensive trail system, scenic roads, open space and natural views contribute to one's feeling of being in the country, as do architectural guidelines that stress "blending in." Commercial activity is encouraged to the extent that it primarily meets needs of residents of the community. These factors have enabled the town to retain a rural ambiance reminiscent of earlier days.

The Town of Portola Valley was founded in 1964 by a group of civic-minded residents, who donated countless hours performing the necessary tasks to support the operation of a small municipal government. Whether it was unclogging culverts during winter rainstorms or clearing trails, this group of intrepid founding fathers (and mothers!) willingly did much of the work that was vital for the Town's ongoing governance.

Portola Valley has a variety of events for residents to enjoy. There are classes at Town Center, adults' and children's sporting leagues, educational events at the Portola Valley Library, and cultural events at The Sequoias. Summer in Portola Valley is ushered in with the annual Town Picnic, an annual event that is kicked off with the Zot's to Tots 2.2 mile run, a fun run for all ages from the Alpine Inn (formerly known as Rossotti's or "Zots" to locals) to the Town Center Little People's Park (Tots).


PORTOLA VALLEY - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in PORTOLA VALLEY: $11,686,600 / County Avg $3,895,400


Avg Sq. Ft. in PORTOLA VALLEY: 5,513 / County Avg 2,728


Avg Price per/sqft in PORTOLA VALLEY:$2120 / County Avg $1428


Avg Walkscore in PORTOLA VALLEY: 20 / County Avg 52


Avg Year Built in PORTOLA VALLEY: 1976 / County Avg 1967


Avg Days on Website in PORTOLA VALLEY: 115 / County Avg 46


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