Ladera is nestled in the rolling hills of Portola Valley. It has a shopping mall, a rec center with a pool-- a library of sorts. A lot of people here have no idea they live in the smartest town in California. Other's say they aren't surprised and that a lot of educated people live in the small community.
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Just how smart are Laderans? Well, the US Census Bureau says 93 percent of residents have at least a Bachelor's degree.
Some other facts about Ladera:
- 1,514 people live here in 520 homes.
- Median property value-$2-million dollars.
- Median age of residents 43-years-old.
- Median household income 250,000.
- All are homeowners.
- The poverty rate-- only one percent.
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"Do you feel the intelligence in the air when you live here," we asked Brook Kvingedal, a Ladera resident.
"Oh yeah, definitely," she answered.