7.1 out of 10

Family Farm Hidden Valley

37.3877602576725 -122.232817632828
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Pest Free
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Country Lovers
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Beach Lovers
  •  

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Bit Removed from It All"

This is one of those areas of the Peninsula where nature becomes a real inspiration. You can find some really beautiful redwood trees here and beautiful homes.

The homes here are built with their wild surroundings in mind. Many of them have wild front lawns and gardens that go well with the green surroundings.

This is a pretty small area, but because it is so quiet it can be quite a draw. Unfortunately it is way out of the reach financially for most. A 6000 ft. home up here, goes for $7.5 million.

The schools around here are pretty strong as you might expect, with the local elementary school getting the highest possible score on its API.

Overall, this definitely a great place to live , if you can afford it.
Pros
  • Beautiful Woody Area
  • Beautifl Homes
  • Great Schools
Cons
  • Very, Very Expensive!
  • A Bit Remote
  • Hillside Problems
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
2yrs+

"Secluded farmland and upper-class neighbors"

Family Farm Hidden Valley is exactly how it sounds...a mix between sparse farmland and secluded rolling savannas that can bore you just thinking about it. Its one thing that can throw you is that the neighborhood is rather wealthy. In fact, there are a couple mansion-like homes plotted on far-reaching properties. Demographically speaking, the neighborhood is a small strip of country land (about four roads) devoted to the large ranches, bushy roadside aesthetics and open grassy spaces that reach into the northern limits of the neighborhood. Its main drag (i.e. long country road) is considered Farm Road and serves as the trunk to the couple other roads that branch off of it.

Family Farm Hidden Valley’s residential aesthetic is a mix between leafy neighborhood quarters, long driveways, small ranch fences, a couple scattered vineyards and hard to find residences. For the perspective resident, homes are separated by acres of farmland and/or rolling savannah hills with tall, bushy trees obscuring your view. But if you look close enough, homes can be rather large. I’d say you’d be paying a pretty penny (a couple million on the low end) to live within these quarters. Just ask your typical upper-class, multi-million dollar neighbors.

While somewhat sparse, Family Farm Hidden Valley has a pretty active religious life. Or it just may seem that way considering there are a handful of churches that line Portola Road. These include Valley Presbyterian Church, Our Lady of the Wayside Roman Catholic Church, Christ Episcopal Church and its adjacent Carillon Preschool-Christ Church. For recreation, there’s a couple tennis courts that anchor the southern end of the neighborhood and are open to the public. After you work up a sweat, you can head to Parkside Grille, the local neighborhood joint. In fact, it just might be the only restaurant in town.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Country Lovers

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