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About Portola Valley

Portola Valley is a town located in San Mateo County, California, United States. It is situated in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, approximately 20 miles south of San Francisco. The town has a population of around 4,600 people and covers an area of 9.1 square miles.

Portola Valley is known for its rural charm, natural beauty, and open spaces. The town is home to many parks, preserves, and trails, including the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, which offers hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. Portola Valley is also known for its equestrian community and hosts many equestrian events throughout the year. The town has a strong sense of community and is known for its excellent schools, including Ormondale Elementary School and Corte Madera Middle School, both of which are highly rated. Portola Valley is also home to the prestigious private school, Woodside Priory School.

Portola Valley is a primarily residential community, with many homes set on large, wooded lots. The town does not have a commercial district, but there are a few small businesses, including grocery stores, restaurants, and gas stations. Overall, Portola Valley is a peaceful and picturesque town that offers residents a high quality of life and easy access to both the natural beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the cultural attractions of nearby San Francisco.