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Portola Valley

Protected from wind and fog by the lushly forested Santa Cruz Mountains to the west, Portola Valley’s climate is nearly perfect. Stanford University is nearby, and Highway 280 and Portola Road allow effortless access to the extensive business areas and upscale shopping opportunities in Menlo Park and Palo Alto. Some neighborhoods are surrounded by thousands of acres of protected open space, and all offer a close and sociable sense of community. Award-winning architecture and extensive green space distinguish Portola Valley Ranch, a renowned development established in the late 1970s. Part of the Mid-Peninsula Open Space District, the preserve at Windy Hill is anchored in Portola Valley and offers approximately 14 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails with magnificent views and abundant wildlife.