Surrounded by beautiful nature preserves and wooded areas in a mid-Peninsula location, Portola Valley offers seclusion and breathtaking views, yet is close to everyday amenities and conveniences. While Portola Valley doesn’t have a designated downtown area, it does have a quaint village-like feel with shops and restaurants. Portola Valley’s 1335 acre Windy Hill Open Space Preserve features open grassland and forests of redwood, fir and oak with 12 miles of trains including equestrian trails. Combined with its beautiful, natural backdrop and access to highly regarded schools, Portola Valley is a peaceful retreat just minutes away from bustling Silicon Valley.
Portola Valley’s schools are highly regarded. They include Ormondale Elementary, Corte Madera Middle, and Woodside High School. Ladera neighborhood residents have access to the Las Lomitas School District and Menlo-Atherton High School.