Portola Valley Homes and Real Estate Sales
Peninsula residents who are looking for a more relaxed lifestyle are often attracted to Portola Valley which offers proximity to employment hubs and urban centers yet retains a rural quality as guided by the town’s General Plan that is committed to retaining a peaceful residential community within the natural features of the area.
There are a variety of architectural styles but most homes are ranches or contemporaries with vast expanses of glass to embrace the tranquil natural surroundings.
Real Estate Market Facts
As with other Mid-Peninsula communities the Multiple Listing Service reported some strong home sale numbers for 2016 for Portola Valley:
- Highest priced Portola Valley Home Sold: $13,297,500
- Lowest priced Portola Valley Home Sold: $950,000
- Total number of Portola Valley Homes Sold: 63
Key 2016 real estate market indicators for single family homes based on Multiple Listing Service statistics include:
- Median Price of Homes Sold: $2,700,000
- Average Days on the Market for a Home to Sell: 33 Days
- Sale Price of Home to List Price of Home: 100.4%
Quality of Life
Known locally as an area of natural beauty, Portola Valley’s lifestyle includes a lot of emphasis on outdoor enjoyment.
Here are a few distinctive community features:
- The Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is a popular destination for hikers. Some trails are designated for cyclists, equestrians, or dogs on leashes.
- Bicycling the “Loop” is a favorite activity in Portola Valley.
- Alpine Hills Tennis & Swim Club, Ladera Oaks Swim Tennis and Fitness Club, and the Ladera Recreation District (open to residents and non-residents) offer a wide array of classes and outdoor activities in close proximity.
- Portola Valley residents support and take great community pride in their outstanding public school district, grades K through 8th
- The Alpine Inn – a local beer garden and hamburger establishment with a colorful history. Known to many locals as “Zotts”, the nickname of the former restaurant name, Rosotti’s.
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