6.9 out of 10

Los Trancos Woods / Vista Verde

37.3380591150656 -122.191392817753
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers


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

"Nestled In the Woods"

Los Trancos Woods and Vista Verde are the farthest south that you can go in Portola Valley. Much of this area is actual forest (open preserve) and is filled with trails. If you love being outdoors, this is a great place for it. You can go hiking virtually any time that you are home and the wild life is all around. At night time you are no doubt to see the deer and hear other animals as they rummage about. (Be sure to keep your garbage cans well sealed.)

But there are also a number of homes nestled into the trees along these seemingly remote country roads. I do not have enough of a sampling of how much these homes cost, but I sense they are comparatively modest in terms of Portola Valley and the Peninsula. One that is on sale here is currently going for $1.2 million. That is for a home that has 3 bedroom and only has 1700 ft.

There is not much else here, of course. So if you are into living close to anything, this is not the place where you want to set down your stakes.
  • Country Quiet
  • Nice Homes
  • Safe
  • Remote
  • Expensive
  • Kind of Dull
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers

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