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Best Places To Live In Portola Valley, CA

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  • Portola Valley, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 4,550
  • 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…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Monte Sereno, CA
  • City: 16.0mi / 25.7km away
  • Population: 3,514
86
  • Los Gatos, CA
  • City: 18.0mi / 28.9km away
  • Population: 30,491
  • My husband and I moved here with our two sons in 2000. We came from West San Jose. Our WSJ home had Cupertino schools, but ZERO charm. So the schools were a HUGE draw for us. We love the friendly "small…[read more]
86
  • Saratoga, CA
  • City: 13.2mi / 21.2km away
  • Population: 30,830
  • I grew up in Saratoga. Unlike many of the people I grew up with, I stayed. There is definitely a bit of a sleepy small town feeling here, but I personally find it enchanting. I delight in seeing the main…[read more]
85
  • Los Altos, CA
  • City: 7.5mi / 12.0km away
  • Population: 30,238
  • I grew up in Los Altos and spent a lot of my time walking around the town and finding out the "secrets" of the town. Los Altos is a sleepy old town with lots of history, but it is sleepy for sure: there…[read more]
85
  • San Carlos, CA
  • City: 9.2mi / 14.8km away
  • Population: 29,596
  • San Carlos is a small town - but it’s a nice one. There isn’t much going on when it comes to nightlife, which is why you’d need to head into San Francisco if you wanted anything to do with that (and…[read more]
85
  • Hillsborough, CA
  • City: 15.0mi / 24.1km away
  • Population: 11,312
  • I’ve lived in Hillsborough for 10 years. The cost of living is extremely expensive in Hillsbourough, but the low crime rates and safe neighborhoods make it well worth it in my mind. The weather is…[read more]
83
  • Charleston Meadow, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 6.9mi / 11.1km away
  • Population: 2,410
83
  • Cupertino, CA
  • City: 10.8mi / 17.4km away
  • Population: 60,297
  • My husband and I lived in Cupertino for five years while my husband had a job in the area. Since then, we have moved to another part of the country and miss some of the features Cupertino has to offer.…[read more]
83
  • Mountain View, CA
  • City: 8.8mi / 14.1km away
  • Population: 78,827
  • Living in Mountain View is absolutely incredible thanks to its central location in California as well as being home to America's bright technological future. As a software engineer, I am passionate about…[read more]
82
  • Los Altos Hills, CA
  • City: 5.1mi / 8.3km away
  • Population: 8,376
82
  • Mission Valley, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.6mi / 33.2km away
  • Population: 7,452
82
  • Jordan Jr Hgh School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 7.4mi / 12.0km away
  • Population: 1,477
82
  • Kimber-Gomes, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.8mi / 33.4km away
  • Population: 5,583
82
  • Weibel, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.2mi / 31.0km away
  • Population: 4,568
82
  • Moss Beach, CA
  • City: 18.2mi / 29.4km away
  • Population: 3,706
81
  • Menlo Park, CA
  • City: 6.7mi / 10.8km away
  • Population: 33,319
  • I lived in Menlo Park for approximately one year. While living in Menlo Park, two things always come to mind when I look back at my experience living there: peace and tranquility. When you walk or drive…[read more]
81
  • Baywood-Aragon, San Mateo, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.3mi / 23.1km away
  • Population: 7,067
81
  • Cameron Hills, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.5mi / 31.4km away
  • Population: 4,161
81
  • San Mateo Park, San Mateo, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.3mi / 24.6km away
  • Population: 2,581
81
  • Cambrian Park, CA
  • City: 18.3mi / 29.5km away
  • Population: 3,259
81
  • Burlingame, CA
  • City: 17.1mi / 27.5km away
  • Population: 30,118
  • I've found my forever city in Burlingame, CA! I'm coming up on my 4th year living in Burlingame, and I couldn't be happier. We get great weather all year round, and are close to everything we could…[read more]
81
  • Vineyards-Avalon, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.4mi / 32.8km away
  • Population: 5,684
80
  • Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 6.8mi / 11.0km away
  • Population: 3,564
80
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • City: 7.2mi / 11.6km away
  • Population: 66,649
  • I have visited Palo Alto twice for business in recent years. I have found it to be a fun trip each time. It has many things to offer for entertainment and fun. One of my favorite places to go to is…[read more]
80
  • Millbrae, CA
  • City: 18.6mi / 30.0km away
  • Population: 22,522
  • The title says it all,predominantly an Asian community which explains the low crime rate and staggering property values pricing out the majority and the air port 8 minutes…[read more]
80
  • Foster City, CA
  • City: 13.8mi / 22.3km away
  • Population: 32,967
  • Foster City is a good city. It has good parks, it is very safe and it's very diverse. But there are problems with it. There really is nothing to do here in Foster City. It's just a bunch of parks and…[read more]
80
  • West Menlo Park, CA
  • City: 5.0mi / 8.1km away
  • Population: 3,830
  • The area has two great schools (Las Lomitas Elementary and La Entrada Middle School are actually a separate school district from the rest of Menlo Park) so in that respect it is family friendly. People…[read more]
80
  • Stanford, CA
  • City: 5.6mi / 9.0km away
  • Population: 14,926
  • I've been living in Stanford for the last 6 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere but the upper class, upper-scale amenities and highly educated neighbors and friends I've developed over my…[read more]
79
  • Ardenwood, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.8mi / 27.0km away
  • Population: 16,634
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  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • City: 11.4mi / 18.4km away
  • Population: 149,596
  • We can easily earn some knowledge about this city through google by watching Wikipedia and can communicate smoothly by Yahoo Mail. Thanks to Yahoo…[read more]

Listed above are the best places to live in Portola Valley, CA for 2021. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Portola Valley, CA, followed by the best places to live near Portola Valley, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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