Welcome To Portola Valley Ranch

Portola Valley Ranch is a community of homes nestled in the hills of Portola Valley, approximately 30 miles south of San Francisco. Harmony with nature is the principle upon which the Ranch was founded. Our development is surrounded by hundreds of acres of privately held open space preserve, which sport both public and private trails. Homes were designed to have minimal impact on the surrounding environment while maximizing both privacy and spectacular views, and homes are required to have only native plantings in order to keep visual and ecological continuity between the forested open space and the residential homes.

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Portola Valley Ranch is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the Santa Cruz mountains in rural Portola Valley, a town which has vigorously preserved its rustic character through stringent land use control.
There are spectacular views of San Francisco Bay, the Stanford University campus, and the surrounding mountains and foothills throughout the Ranch, and much of the surrounding land is permanent open space.
There is nearby access to Interstate 280, and the development is within 30 minutes’ drive of downtown San Francisco to the north and San Jose to the south.
There are two schools within 2 miles of the Ranch. Ormondale School serves kindergarten through 3rd grade, and Corte Madera School serves 4th through 8th grade. High school students attend either Woodside or Menlo-Atherton High school or any one of the private high schools nearby. PVR is also 10 minutes from Stanford University.


Portola Valley Ranch is a self-managed planned unit development. The association manages all recreational facilities and common area landscaping; homeowners are responsible for their own properties unless otherwise noted in the governing documents. Owners must apply to a Design Committee to change or renovate the exteriors of their properties. Office staff are available to answer questions on rules and regulations or anything else to do with living at the Ranch.


Being a part of the community is integral to Ranch life. Many homeowners volunteer their time to serve on committees. Committees help keep the Ranch operating normally and are also a great way to meet your neighbors. Committee members do everything from hosting monthly social parties for the community to making wine to repairing infrastructure to making sure the Ranch is safe in the event of an emergency. There’s something for everyone, and it’s easy to get involved.