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Portola Valley
  • Suburb of San Jose, CA

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade unavailable
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade C+
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Portola Valley is a suburb of San Jose with a population of 4,568. Portola Valley is in San Mateo County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Portola Valley offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Portola Valley there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in Portola Valley and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Portola Valley are highly rated.

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About Portola Valley...
Population
4,568

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$2,000,001
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$3,501
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Portola Valley Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade unavailable
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    No data available  
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    No data available  
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    No data available  
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    No data available  
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    No data available  
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No data available  
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    3%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    37%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    49%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  11%

Working in Portola Valley

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$235,469
National
$64,994

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