Cupertino is world-renowned for the quality of its schools, as their students score very well in standardized testing. Many of this city’s public schools have won state and national recognition for academic excellence. Computer education is outstanding in this district. Former Vice President Al Gore once visited the city’s Monta Vista High School and Homestead High was honored at a White House ceremony. Community and business support is very strong for education there.
Close to the heart of Silicon Valley, Cupertino offers a short commute to most high tech firms, including the headquarters for both Tandem Computers and Apple Computer.
This is an attractive city, rising from flatlands to hills. It has a wide variety of housing choices. Larger homes in the hills are more expensive, beginning at well more than $1 million-plus in price. Those on lower ground, with smaller houses and lots, are more moderately priced, but even they begin at over $1 million in most cases. Real estate prices are expensive here, but many people find it worthwhile to enjoy the short commute and top-notch public education.
While schools and certain larger employers receive most of the attention in Cupertino, recreational activities are plentiful as well. The city itself offers over 200 activities from painting to karate and the soccer leagues draw over 1,000 children. The after-school music program and Shakespeare for the Kids are popular. Families can enjoy 13 parks, a nature preserve, and a racket club as well as bowling and ice-skating. The local Junior College, De Anza, offers many classes for the community.
Residents enjoy the city events such as the arts and wine festival, Heritage parade and De Anza Days under pleasant skies with winter average temperatures of around 50° and summer averages around 80°.
This city is named after St Joseph of Cupertino, Patron of Test Takers & Students – you can read about it on my Silicon Valley Catholic blog by clicking on the link above
Below, the live Altos Research chart shows the up-to-date median list price of homes for sale – this will give you an idea of what a house in in this area might cost.
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Cupertino, CA Real Estate Residential Properties
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