Listed by Worth magazine as one of the nation’s top 50 wealthiest towns and ranked by American Demographics as one of the “smartest” in terms of higher education attainment, Portola Valley is nestled in a verdant and golden glen.Development has been much slower here than in other communities in the Bay Area, allowing the town to preserve the same rustic atmosphere that attracted large land owners here from San Francisco decades ago. Secluded within the Valley are the natural treasures of rolling hills, fresh air, the serenade of birds and expansive open space. During the expansion that followed WWII, residents the charm and grandeur of their home. Concerned residents made efforts to maintain low-density housing and to protect the valley’s natural beauty. Portola Valley continues to support its natural and historic heritage, excellent schools and a town government that includes a significant number of generous and energetic volunteers.