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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Portola is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California with a population of 18,595. Portola is in San Francisco County. Living in Portola offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Portola there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Portola and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Portola are highly rated.
About Portola...
Population
18,595

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$665,234
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,714
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,013
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    297
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    280
    500
  • Theft
    1,136
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    789
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$82,999
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%
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Portola Reviews

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Great boba all around and nice people. The library in the portola is great! Also, very accesible to the 54 and 9 bus route. Great food places and very safe.
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I lived in this area for most of my life attending two schools: elementary and middle school. The only great thing about this place is probably the variety of food. Not the safest neighborhood but I had a lot of good memories with friends in this area. I barely pass through this area since my school is across the city. I wouldn't hang around at night, but there are a lot of Muni buses that passes by. Unfortunately not even the Muni drivers makes me feel any safer.
San Francisco has been a wonderful place to live, but walks the line in affordability. Born and raised in Missouri (Saint Louis area), California gas prices have thwarted me from driving my car as often as I have been accustomed to. However, the public transportation system in California and, more specifically, San Francisco area is immaculate. Overall I would say it's a great place to live.