Portola Valley offers a town experience unique in Silicon Valley. Public libraries, parks and recreational trails are numerous and well-supported. The outdoors plays a central role and residents fiercely protect their open space. The Portola Valley Town Center integrates seamlessly into its scenic surroundings and has won numerous awards for design and sustainability.
The town trail system lies at the very heart of the community, providing hiking, biking and equestrian opportunities for the town’s citizens, but also serving as an important walking tie to neighbors, shopping and city schools. The Windy Hill Open Space Preserve offers additional backcountry access and incredible scenery. Horses and equestrian activity are present throughout town with multiple boarding and riding clubs, as well as horse trails that traverse the community and extend into portions of the Mid-Peninsula Open Space District.
Portola Valley is a great combination of seclusion, outdoor living, natural environment and convenience. It’s a place that ought to be hundreds of miles away but lies only a couple of minutes from everything on the Peninsula. Its rural, outdoor lifestyle offers sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley is a leading hub for high-tech innovation and development. Historically, it produced technological wonders by companies that defined the high technology industry, beginning with semiconductor businesses and research groups. These companies, anchored by Stanford University, formed an ecosystem in which later innovators could thrive: Hewlett-Packard, Apple, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, and many more. Thousands of start-up companies currently call Silicon Valley home.