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4
Beds
5 | 1
Baths
6,100
SqFt
 
 
#ML81648552 | Single Family Home
 
5
Beds
3
Baths
4,313
SqFt
 
 
#ML81612044 | Single Family Home
 
3
Beds
3
Baths
3,090
SqFt
 
 
#ML81641170 | Single Family Home
 

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7
Beds
5 | 1
Baths
4,800
SqFt
 
 
#ML81649750 | Single Family Home
 
5
Beds
3 | 1
Baths
3,600
SqFt
 
 
#ML81649248 | Single Family Home
 
4
Beds
3 | 1
Baths
3,150
SqFt
 
 
#ML81649255 | Single Family Home
 
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Communities

Portola Valley Overview

Portola Valley, named after the Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portolà, is one of the wealthiest towns in the United States. Surrounded by wooded hills, Portola Valley has the feel of country living because of the extensive trail systems, scenic roads, open spaces, and natural views. The town’s architectural guidelines ensure that homes blend in naturally and gracefully with their surroundings.

Portola Valley generally attracts the affluent of Silicon Valley who prefer open space, country living, expansive lots, and stunning views. While unquestionably well-heeled, Portola Valley residents are not pretentious. Homes in Portola Valley range from grand estates on flat lots to rustic “cabins” located high in the hills. Although Portola Valley feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley, it is just a short commute to Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and San Francisco.

2016 Portola Valley Sales (YTD)

  • Median Price: $2,757,500
  • Average Days On Market: 28
  • Total Sales: 50
  • Average Price Per Sq. Ft.: $1,059,000
  • Highest MLS Sale: $13,297,500
  • Lowest MLS Sale: $950,000

Call your DeLeon area specialist for a neighborhood-specific analysis.

Alpine / Uplands (Los Trancos)

Los Trancos is located in the hills of Portola Valley, providing residents with serenity and tranquility. Homes in Los Trancos are usually more affordable than similar properties in Central Portola Valley and come with stunning views of the beautiful topography. Unlike other neighborhoods in the area, the boundaries of Los Trancos are more amorphous.

Some people find the drive through Los Trancos long and windy from the road’s twists and turns. The steep hills and narrow roads are less bike-friendly. However, for those who prefer hiking, Los Trancos Open Space Preserve is an ideal place. This 274-acre reserve located in the Santa Cruz Mountains has over 5 miles of hiking trails, many reaching heights of nearly 2,000 feet above sea level. Unique to Los Trancos is the 1.5-mile long trail that focuses on fault lines and earthquakes.

Boundaries: 

Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde and Portola Valley Ranch on the north

Los Trancos Road on the east

Page Mill Road on the south

Alpine Road on the west

Median Home Price: 

$1,847,643 (2014, Single Family Residential)

 

Median Home Price: 

$1,926,000 (2014, Single Family Residential)

Number of Homes Sold: 

14 (2014, Single Family Residential)

Library: 

Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley

Parks: 

  • Triangle Park, located at the intersection of Portola and Alpine Roads
  • Little People’s Park, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley California
  • Los Trancos Open Space Preserve, Page Mill Road & Skyline Boulevard, South of freeway 280
  • Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, Portola Valley, CA

Public Schools: 

  • Ormondale School (K-3), 200 Shawnee Pass, Portola Valley (API 923)
  • Corte Madera School (4-8), 4575 Alpine Road, Portola Valley (API 937)
  • Woodside High School, 199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside (API 758)

Portola Valley Ranch

Portola Valley Ranch was named one of the most beautiful places in San Mateo County. Deservedly so, the beauty of Portola Valley Ranch can be seen within its 453 acres of rolling hills, virgin oak woodlands, meadows, streams, and ponds. The abundance of wildlife makes it commonplace to spot deer, bobcats, raccoons, and a wide variety of birds. To protect the pristine and natural conditions of Portola Valley Ranch, only a quarter of the land is used for single-family detached homes. Notably, Portola Valley Ranch received the Sunset Magazine/American Institute of Architects Home Award in 1977.

Portola Valley Ranch contains 205 single-family homes that range from two to five bedrooms. With beautiful wood exteriors and calming earth tones, the homes harmoniously blend into the lush, natural surroundings. Generally, the homes of Portola Valley Ranch come in 14 different models, many with high ceilings, expansive glass walls, and multiple decks with views of Windy Hill Preserve, although homes here lack enclosed garages. Within Portola Valley Ranch lies the community center, which can hold over 100 guests and comes equipped with two swimming pools, three tennis courts, a wine-producing vineyard, vegetable gardens, and dedicated hiking trails. In addition, the center holds monthly socials for residents. Community activities including hiking, book clubs, and family entertainment are also available in the neighborhood.

Boundaries: 

Alpine Road on the north

Los Trancos Road on the east

Los Trancos Woods on the south

Alpine Road on the west

Median Home Price: 

$2,562,500 (2014, Single Family Residential) 

 

Median Home Price: 

$2,577,500 (2014, Single Family Residential)

Number of Homes Sold: 

12 (2014, Single Family Residential)

Library: 

Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley

Parks: 

  • Triangle Park, located at the intersection of Portola and Alpine Roads
  • Little People’s Park, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley California
  • Los Trancos Open Space Preserve, Page Mill Road & Skyline Boulevard, South of freeway 280
  • Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, Portola Valley, CA

Public Schools: 

  • Ormondale School (K-3), 200 Shawnee Pass, Portola Valley (API 923)
  • Corte Madera School (4-8), 4575 Alpine Road, Portola Valley (API 937)
  • Woodside High School, 199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside (API 758)

The Portola Valley Ranch homeowner’s association oversees development and implementation of building restrictions to maintain the neighborhood’s natural charms. Some constraints place on the residents include: not allowing lawns, private pools, or fenced-in gardens; houses must be painted in earth tones to blend with the environment’s natural backdrop; and water is conserved by using only native plants for landscaping.

Portola Valley Ranch’s location is ideal as it allows a peaceful escape from city bustle, yet provides convenient access to surrounding cities. Portola Valley Ranch is only 10 minutes from Stanford University in Palo Alto, 30 minutes south of San Francisco, and 30 minutes north of San Jose. Shopping is also available at nearby Nathhorst Triangle, Village Square, and Ladera Country Shopper.

Brookside / Willowbrook

Brookside Park/Willowbrook is a low-key neighborhood for residents who enjoy rural tranquility. Its location is visually memorable as the neighborhood forms a small triangle at the intersection of Alpine and Portola Road near Corte Madera School. By Portola Valley standards, lots here are relatively small, averaging around a half-acre in size. The neighborhood benefits from the smaller lots by retaining an intimate and cozy feel.

Like many parts of Portola Valley and neighboring Woodside, residents here are predominantly affluent families who enjoy outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, biking, and jogging along great trails and paths. One popular bike route in the Brookside Park/Willowbrook neighborhood is the “Loop,” an 11-mile bike route that runs along Portola, Alpine, and Sand Hill Roads. For the more ambitious bikers, the end of the Loop connects to another great bike route-the Foothill Expressway.

Boundaries: 

Portola Road on the north

Alpine Road on the east 

Alpine Road on the south

Willowbrook Drive on the west

Median Home Price: 

$2,027,500 (2014, Single Family Residential)

 

Median Home Price: 

$1,950,000 (2014, Single Family Residential)

Number of Homes Sold: 

3 (2014, Single Family Residential)

Library: 

Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley

Parks: 

  • Triangle Park, located at the intersection of Portola and Alpine Roads
  • Little People’s Park, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley California
  • Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, Portola Valley, CA

Public Schools: 

  • Ormondale School (K-3), 200 Shawnee Pass, Portola Valley (API 923)
  • Corte Madera School (4-8), 4575 Alpine Road, Portola Valley (API 937)
  • Woodside High School, 199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside (API 758)

Central Portola Valley & Westridge

Nestled in rolling hills and filled with miles of trails, the Central Portola Valley and Westridge neighborhoods provide peace and quiet for those who enjoy rustic living without the isolation of living outside city limits.

Residents here get the best of both worlds: the privacy and intimacy of a rural town mixed with convenient proximity to all of Portola Valley’s amenities, including shopping, excellent schools, open space preserves, local private clubs, and easy access to Interstate 280. Community events such as barbecues, art shows, live theater performances, and biking/running races are regularly scheduled to keep the residents active and connected. In fact, many residents cannot take a walk without meeting friends and neighbors.

Central Portola Valley and Westridge homes generally sit on rolling hills surrounded by oak trees, on impressively sized lots of around 2.5 acres. In 2013, houses in these neighborhoods range between $1.4 million and $13 million. Many residents living in Central Portola Valley and Westridge work in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and San Jose. Due to Central Portola Valley and Westridge’s proximity to Sand Hill Road, the international home of venture capital, many venture capitalists are attracted to these areas.

One drawback for new buyers to Central Portola Valley and Westridge is the strict design guidelines for homes in these neighborhoods. For example, builders must adhere to design guidelines enforced by the Westridge Architectural Supervising Committee, whose goal is to preserve the rural and charming character of the neighborhoods.

Boundaries: 

Stanford Jasper Ridge Nature Preserve on the north 

Alpine Road on the east

Portola Road on the south

Family Farm-Hidden Valley on the west 

Median Home Price: 

$3,786,350 (2014, Single Family Residential)*

* This number may be skewed due to confidential sale prices.

 

Median Home Price: 

$3,460,000 (2014, Single Family Residential)*

* This number may be skewed due to confidential sale prices.

Number of Homes Sold: 

31 (2014, Single Family Residential)

Library: 

Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley

Parks: 

  • Triangle Park, located at the intersection of Portola and Alpine Roads
  • Little People’s Park, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley California
  • Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, Portola Valley, CA

Public Schools: 

  • Ormondale School (K-3), 200 Shawnee Pass, Portola Valley (API 923)
  • Corte Madera School (4-8), 4575 Alpine Road, Portola Valley (API 937)
  • Woodside High School, 199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside (API 758)

Ladera

Lying on the northeastern part of Portola Valley and reminiscent of small Midwestern towns, Ladera is a community of approximately 535 homes. Founded in 1946, this hillside neighborhood has a fascinating history. What began as a Spanish land grant farm and ranch turned into a cooperative housing experiment. Now, it is a thriving and independent, unincorporated community.

Residents in Ladera have a strong sense of camaraderie where both parents and children are actively involved in community activities. For instance, children compete on the swim team, attend summer camps, or train to become a lifeguard-all at the Ladera Recreation Center. Likewise, parents help organize community activities such as the Fourth of July Festival, annual garage sales, and Christmas caroling parties.

Of the 535 homes in Ladera, less than half are original. Many of the homes, sitting on lots ranging from a quarter-acre to two acres, retain their traditional Ranch-style designs. Some homes have excellent panoramas of the bay with views as far north as San Francisco, while others have unfettered views of Sears Lake and the Stanford hills.

Though located just a quarter-mile off the freeway, most homes do not get much freeway noise due to the hill-laden topography. Adding to the convenience is Ladera Country Shopper. This neighborhood mall, which stands within a short bike ride or walking distance from most homes, offers residents wonderful restaurants, Biachini’s grocery store, a coffeehouse, a dry cleaner, personal care, a gas station, and banking and mail services.

Woodside Highlands (Santa Maria / Russell)

Compared to other Portola Valley neighborhoods, Woodside Highlands is unique with more modest plots of land, reminiscent of a lakeside village. Roads here are narrow and winding, with the occasional one-way stretch forcing residents and visitors to tour parts of the neighborhood more thoroughly than planned. Nevertheless, its proximity to Alpine Road makes this area more convenient compared to similarly priced homes in the hills.

Woodside Highlands was originally developed as summer cottages for affluent San Francisco residents drawn here because of the almost ideal weather and breathtaking landscape. Today, Woodside Highlands is a viable entry-point into Portola Valley due to the more modest price-point of some of the homes. Despite an increasing number of rebuilds in the area, many homes are still priced well under Portola Valley’s high average.

Similar to other parts of Portola Valley, residents of Woodside Highlands have a strong sense of community. Annually, the Woodside Highlands Improvement Association organizes activities to keep residents engaged and connected, such as picnics, Easter egg hunts, road clean-ups, and visits from Santa Claus around Christmas.

Conveniently located nearby are shopping centers such as Nathhorst Triangle, Village Square, and Ladera Country Shopper. With all the available activities and amenities, Woodside Highlands is a highly desirable place to settle down and raise a family.

Boundaries: 

Russell Ave and Santa Maria Ave on the north

Portola Road on the east

Wayside Road on the south

Santa Maria Ave on the west

Median Home Price: 

$1,797,500 (2014, Single Family Residential)

Number of Homes Sold: 

2 (2014, Single Family Residential)

Library: 

Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley

Parks: 

  • Triangle Park, located at the intersection of Portola and Alpine Roads
  • Little People’s Park, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley California
  • Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, Portola Valley, CA

Public Schools: 

  • Ormondale School (K-3), 200 Shawnee Pass, Portola Valley (API 923)
  • Corte Madera School (4-8), 4575 Alpine Road, Portola Valley (API 937)
  • Woodside High School, 199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside (API 758)