Livability Score

58
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (2) F
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Portola Cafe Deli
Coffee Shop
Skywood Trading Post & Deli
Coffee Shop
konditorei
Coffee Shop
Sense Spa Cafe
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (2) F
Black Box
Theatre Arts
Rothrock Performance Hall / Performing Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Attraction
Carriage Room Museum
Museum
Artists' Barn
Theatre Arts
Studios
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (0) F
Apple Jacks
Bar
Fitness (1) F
Gambetta Memorial Gym
Gym
Groceries (1) F
Roberts Market
Grocery Store
Bianchini's
Grocery Store
Parks (3) F
Unknown Name
Park
Frog Pond Park
Park
Triangle Park
Park
Searsville Historical Marker
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
La Honda Store State Historic Landmark
Park
Shops (1) F
Portola Valley Hardware
Home Improvement
Skywood Trading Post & Deli
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Diane's Salon
Hairdresser
Shell
Convenience Store
Sense Spa
Beauty
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.0% take public transportation in Portola Valley.
Public Transit Stops (2)
Stops & Stations
F
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
SLAC Fire Station
Bus Stop
Rosewood Hotel
Bus Stop
SLAC Central Lab
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.0%
F
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Portola Valley is 342/100 - which is 145% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime A+

Portola Valley crime rates are 738 per 100k, which is 74% lower than California
Property Crime
609 crimes per 100k
A+
Violent Crime
130 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment A+

The median income in Portola Valley is $235,469 - which is 269% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$235,469
A+
Unemployment Rate
1.2%
A+
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health F

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (1)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
F
Fire Station 8
Fire Station
San Mateo County Fire Station 58
Fire Station
John Madej, MD
Doctor
Bradley Greene, MD
Doctor
8945 La Honda Road LA HONDA FIRE BRIGADE
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B-
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housing D

Portola Valley home prices are $2,000,001 - which is 389% higher than California
Home Price
$2,000,001
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
N/A
C
Home Affordability
8.5x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools A+

The Portola Valley graduation rate is 96% - which is 21% higher than California
School Test Scores
86%
A+
High School Grad. Rates
96%
A+
Elementary Schools (5) F
Corte Madera
Woodside Priory School
Creekside Learning Lab
Ormondale Elementary
Woodland School
La Honda Elementary
High Schools (1) F
Woodside Priory School
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ratings D+

Portola Valley has an overall rating of 58% from 7 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
D-
User Surveys (6)
From AreaVibes
B+
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Portola Valley Area Facts

  • Portola Valley has a Livability Score of 58/100, which is considered below average
  • Portola Valley crime rates are 74% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Portola Valley is 145% higher than the California average
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Portola Valley Ranch - Beware 2.5 rating By Anonymous ( Apr 22, 2019) Portola Valley Ranch is a beautiful neighborhood filled with awesome people, animals, and amenities, however, there is a culture of bullying that needs to be addressed. My Mom has been brought to tears many times due to people yelling at her for where she plays with her dog. The ...Read More area is overall NOT dog friendly, despite it's neighboring towns of Portola Valley and Woodside which are extremely dog friendly. Patrons here feel comfortable driving around the grounds and yelling out their windows when they see people, "breaking the rules." My Mom's neighbor with 3 little kids had to move out of the ranch due to so much bullying about her kids playing in the cul de sac. Where are kids supposed to play if they aren't allowed outside? This neighborhood truly needs a mentality revamp and to hold the bullies accountable for their actions. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Portola Valley? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Frog Pond Park
Triangle Park
Searsville Historical Marker
Unknown Name
La Honda Store State Historic Landmark

Entertainment

Black Box
Rothrock Performance Hall / Performing Arts Center
Unknown Name
Carriage Room Museum
Artists' Barn
Studios

Food & Drink

Apple Jacks

D Commute

Is public transit available in Portola Valley? Of all people who commute, 0.0% take public transportation in Portola Valley.
Drive to Work
59%

17% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

equal to the US average

F Health & Safety

Is Portola Valley a healthy and safe place to live? No, there are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,

Hospitals

Pharmacies

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