What makes Portola Valley Special…

Beautiful hills and valleys provide a bucolic backdrop for Portola Valley, a welcoming community located just west of hwy 280 and Stanford University.   Miles of scenic equestrian and hiking trails, quiet country roads and verdant valleys and oak studded hills take you out of the bustle of Silicon Valley the moment you start traveling down Alpine Road.    Committed to preserving miles of open space, Portola Valley takes pride in its peaceful setting letting the scenery rather than homes dominate the landscape.

There are several residential areas within Portola Valley offering a wide range of home prices and lot sizes so there is something for everyone.  Popular with cyclists riding the “Stanford Loop” and with hikers taking in the views of Windy Hill, there are multiple opportunities to enjoy the outdoors on foot or on horseback.    The new ‘green’ Town Center features a wonderful library, park and sport fields, tennis courts, meeting rooms and is a sense of pride for the community.   There are two highly rated public schools, Ormondale Elementary for grades K-3  and Corte Madera for grades 4-8.  The Ladera area of Portola Valley is part of the Las Lomitas School District.

The number of home sales in Portola Valley in 2011 increased 30% over 2010 and the average selling price was up 22%.  All expectations are that the same trends will continue in 2012.

If you are looking for a country feel and wide open spaces, Portola Valley could be just the place you’ll want to call home.