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PORTOLA VALLEY Real Estate Analysis

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PORTOLA VALLEY CA

The town of Portola Valley has roughly 4500 residents, and just celebrated their 50th anniversary as an incorporated town in 2014. The town name comes from Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portola, and the town continues to focus on its rich historical and environmental heritage. There are beautiful trails and plenty of open space to enjoy, and the architecture throughout the community tends to blend in with the natural surroundings. With one of the highest median incomes in the region, this town is considered one of the forty wealthiest towns in the United States.  Forbes magazine wrote in 2013 that Portola Valley had the 9th most expensive housing prices within the country as well.

Portola Valley is home to one of the top public elementary school districts in the State. Ormondale School (named after the race horse Ormondale) serves students from K-3, and Corte Madera school serves students from 4-8. Homes in the Ladera neighborhood are served by the well regarded Las Lomitas Elementary School District with schools located in nearby Menlo Park. The nearest public secondary school for Portola Valley residents is Woodside High School in neighboring Woodside, and is part of the Sequoia Union High School District.  Many children in the area attend local private schools such as Woodside Priory or Sacred Heart Preparatory School in Atherton as an alternative to the public school system. Portola Valley is defined as zip code 94028, and the majority of the homes in the region are single family homes located on larger lots. The Ladera region was developed in 1944 by the Peninsula Housing Association as a housing cooperative, but after a few years the cooperative failed, and the land was sold to develop a small tract. The homes in Ladera are typically ranch homes of modest size located on smaller lots, and can be a more affordable entry point into the town. 

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

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Active Listings in PORTOLA VALLEY

380 Cervantes RD PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 380 Cervantes RD, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81798732)
3 beds 4 baths 5,145 sqft $8,200,000
116 Russell AVE PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 116 Russell AVE, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81798867)
3 beds 2 baths 1,821 sqft $1,995,000
5000 Alpine RD PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 5000 Alpine RD, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81798140)
4 beds 4 baths 3,065 sqft $3,650,000
315 Grove DR PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 315 Grove DR, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81796431)
4 beds 3 baths 4,687 sqft $6,995,000
385 Westridge DR PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 385 Westridge DR, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81796664)
5 beds 4 baths 7,200 sqft $5,495,000
143 Lake RD PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 143 Lake RD, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81796519)
3 beds 2 baths 2,020 sqft $3,185,000
20 Holden CT PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 20 Holden CT, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81796066)
3 beds 3 baths 2,450 sqft $4,250,000
720 La Mesa DR PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 720 La Mesa DR, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81795803)
5 beds 3 baths 2,820 sqft $3,430,000
147 Goya RD PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 147 Goya RD, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81794968)
5 beds 5 baths 5,480 sqft $8,295,000
15 Antonio CT PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 15 Antonio CT, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81794702)
5 beds 5 baths 5,175 sqft $5,995,000
20 Paso Del Arroyo PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 20 Paso Del Arroyo, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81794428)
5 beds 5 baths 4,200 sqft $4,975,000
5 Vista Verde WAY PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 5 Vista Verde WAY, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81785882)
6 beds 4 baths 4,710 sqft $4,197,000
286 Willowbrook DR PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 286 Willowbrook DR, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81791106)
5 beds 4 baths 3,995 sqft $4,295,000
2 Applewood LN PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 2 Applewood LN, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81790907)
4 beds 4 baths 3,140 sqft $4,400,000
174 Vista Verde WAY PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 174 Vista Verde WAY, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81784553)
3 beds 4 baths 3,650 sqft $3,285,000
7 Bayberry ST PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 7 Bayberry ST, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81782693)
5 beds 6 baths 4,800 sqft $4,498,000
610 Los Trancos RD PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 610 Los Trancos RD, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81778196)
5 beds 11 baths 12,657 sqft $53,888,000
447 Westridge DR PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028
Photo of 447 Westridge DR, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 (MLS # ML81760557)
5 beds 6 baths 6,968 sqft $10,995,000

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PORTOLA VALLEY School Data

PORTOLA VALLEY School Districts

Portola Valley Elementary
K-8
http://www.pvsd.net

PORTOLA VALLEY Schools

Corte Madera School
4-8, public
http://www.pvsd.net
Ormondale Elementary School
K-3, public
http://www.pvsd.net/
Woodside Priory
6-12, private
Woodland School
K-8, private
http://www.woodland-school.org/
Creekside 21st Century Learning Lab
4-5, private
http://creeksidelearninglab.org
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