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Portola Valley is an incorporated town in San Mateo County, California, United States. It was named for Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portolá, who led the first party of Europeans to explore the San Francisco Peninsula in 1769. The population was 4,353 at the 2010 census. Portola Valley is one of the forty wealthiest towns in the United States, with a median household income of $244,771 a year. Within the State of California, Portola Valley is ranked as the sixth wealthiest place. The zip code 94028, which encompasses the whole of Portola Valley, has the 9th most expensive housing prices within the country according to Forbes Magazine 2013.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Portola Valley in United States. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Portola Valley like a local. Portola Valley is located at a short trip away from Sacramento a major city in United States. Attractions in Sacramento include Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods National Monument, Golden Gate Bridge. To reach Portola Valley, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Sacramento International Airport. A holiday in Portola Valley can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Portola Valley*

  • Pollution Statistics in Portola Valley

    Know the pollution level of Portola Valley before you plan your visit.

    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
  • Portola Valley: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Portola Valley for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Portola Valley.

    • Burglary and Theft 30 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 10 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 60 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 20 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 40 (Moderate)
  • Living in Portola Valley - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 68.13 (High)
    • Pollution Index 10.34 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 55 (High)
    • Health Care Index 74.07 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.74 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Portola Valley

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Portola Valley

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 61.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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