Was it fate or coincidence that Cupertino – a city once known for its fruit that grew on trees – to become famous as the home for a company named for a fruit?
We think so and we also think that whether your pursuits turn to the green-thumb variety or you long to live near Apple, Inc., Cupertino homes for sale are worth a look.
Located west of San Jose, Cupertino is a city that admirably straddles the line between suburban and urban.
Schools in Cupertino
No mention of the schools in Cupertino would be complete without acknowledging that the city’s De Anza College is partially responsible for the high-tech explosion in Silicon Valley. Today, De Anza College serves more than 21,000 students pursuing 66 degree programs or 85 certificate programs.
Cupertino residents, ranked among the most educated in the U.S., naturally place a high value on education and work hard to ensure the area’s public schools excel.
Should you decide to send your children to public school when you buy a home in Cupertino, they will attend schools administered by the one of the highest-ranked districts in the U.S., Cupertino Union School district.
Schools of note include:
- Nelson S. Dilworth Elementary and William Faria Elementary consistently rank in the top 10 of California’s 5,650 public elementary schools.
- Joaquin Miller and John F. Kennedy are the highest ranked middle schools in the district.
The Fremont Union High School district serves Cupertino’s high school students. The district ranks 38th of 853 California public school districts. Cupertino High is one of the highest ranked STEM high schools in the country, according to U.S. News.
Finally, aside from De Anza College, higher education options include the Cupertino satellite campus of the University of San Francisco.
Shopping, dining, entertainment and events in Cupertino
Cupertino is home to many neighborhood shopping centers, so running routine errands is a snap. For larger shopping excursions, close to home, residents visit Vallco Shopping Mall.
All that shopping works up an appetite and Cupertino offers a smorgasbord of eateries. Whether you crave Hawaiian poke, sizzling fajitas or a steak done just right, there’s a restaurant that caters to those cravings in Cupertino.
The Flint Center for the Performing Arts is undoubtedly one of Cupertino’s most appreciated entertainment venues. Located on the De Anza College campus, Flint Center offers dance, orchestral, comedy and theatrical performances along with concerts from some of the biggest names in the music industry.
Annual events in Cupertino are many and varied and draw folks from across the Bay Area. Here’s a small sampling:
- Breakfast with Santa
- Cinema at Sundown
- Cupertino City-Wide Garage Sale
- Earth & Arbor Day Festival
- Kids ‘N Fun Festival
- Shakespeare in the Park
- SR2S Spring Family Bike Ride
- Sheriff’s Heroes Run
- Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony
- World Journal Festival
- Big Bunny 5k
- Cherry Blossom Festival
- Community Tree Lighting
- Diwali Festival
- Silicon Valley Fall Festival
- Summer Concert Series
- Wildlife and Harvest Festival
Cupertino for the outdoor enthusiast
There’s nothing like taking to nature in your leisure time to help amp up your productivity and Cupertino offers several ways to do just that. The city is positively loaded with parks, from the tiny to the not-so tiny. Cupertino’s largest park, Memorial, is also its most popular, offering a softball field, tennis courts and an amphitheater.
Then, there’s Rancho San Antonio Preserve, where you can ride your horse, bike or hike the 24-miles of trails.
If your idea of communing with nature involves a bag of clubs and a cart, Cupertino accommodates with two local tracks. Blackberry Farm Golf Course is ideal for those days you must play, but don’t have a lot of time. It’s known as one of the more challenging of the valley’s short courses.
Deep Cliff Golf Course, the area’s 18-hole track, is a place you can get to know other local golfers. They offer a range of leagues, for women, co-ed and even one for Apple employees.
Finally, locals enjoy the Cupertino Sports Center with 17 tennis courts, two racquetball courts, a fitness center and more.
Homes in Cupertino
If you’re heart tends to be pulled to the iconic California ranch-style home, search among Cupertino’s homes for sale in the Monta Vista neighborhood. Developed in the 1940s, you’ll find plenty from which to choose.
One of the more popular home styles featured in the Cupertino housing market includes Eichlers. You’ll find many of them in the Fairgrove neighborhood in Cupertino.
Other popular neighborhoods in Cupertino include Creston, Homestead Villa and Garden Gate.
Entry-level homes for sale in Cupertino are typically priced around $1.8 million for a 1,500 square-foot home. Expect to pay at least $2.1 million for a home with an extra bedroom and more square footage.
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