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San Mateo County MLS
To search the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) for homes for sale in Portola Valley, click on the link to the San Mateo County MLS, above. To search for homes for sale in some OTHER San Francisco bay area county, scroll down to the yellow box at the bottom of the page and click on the corresponding link.
Portola Valley is a small, exclusive San Mateo peninsula city. Portola Valley incorporated in 1964, to prevent encroachment and annexation from neighboring cities, and, of course, like all peninsula cities, to help halt development. (Hmm... where have we heard THAT same old song before?!). The 2004 state census counted 1,804 residential housing units in Portola Valley. Of these, 83 %, or 1,496, were single family detached houses, 33 were single family attached homes, and 275 were multiple homes. The population of Portola Valley is about 5,000. Portola Valley is located just south of equally upscale Woodside, and is adjacent to the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve. Portola Valley has over 1900 acres of open space, with wooded hillsides. The schools are excellent. Elementary schools rank among the highest in the state. Corte Madera was one of nine bay area schools awarded the national Blue Ribbon distinction. Portola Valley kids attend Woodside High, in the Sequoia District. This is a primarily residential town, with just a few small shops and professional centers. The median asking price for a home in Portola Valley is about $1.6 million. Portola Valley was home to Andrew Hallidie, the inventor of the cable car, who bought property there and donated land for a school and a post office. Like neighboring Woodside, Portola Valley sits in the valley that lies between the mountains to the west and the bay hills to the east. Portola Valley has big lots, big homes, tall trees, and woodsy hills. This is definitely horse country -- the stop signs say "whoa"! And now for the bad news ... the pretty hills, ridges, and valleys have been formed by none other than the San Andreas Fault -- which Portola Valley sits right on top of! Baron & Chestney Real Estate features full service discount real estate brokers that will sell your Portola Valley home for a total realtor commission of only 2 percent to 4 percent! Looking to buy a Portola Valley home? Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount broker first! Our home buyer rebate program will get you a real estate rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. For all of your Portola Valley real estate needs, call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor, today!
Similar to its neighbor, Woodside, Portola Valley sits in the hills above highway 280. Featuring lots of trees, hills, and open space, Portola Valley has miles of hiking and riding trails, and a remote country feel to it. Portola Valley is named after the Spanish explorer who discovered San Francisco Bay (though from a vantage point about 25 miles north, in Pacifica, actually, FYI - editor's note). The school rankings are outstanding, and the home prices certainly reflect this fact. Baron & Chestney Real Estate offers full service discount realtors that will sell your Portola Valley home for a total real estate commission of 2 percent to 4 percent only. Searching for a home in Portola Valley? Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor first! Our home buyer cash rebate program will get you a realtor rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. Whether selling a home, buying a home, or BOTH, a Baron and Chestney Real Estate discount real estate broker will save you THOUSANDS of dollars in realtor commissions on your next realty transaction! Call US first!