Welcome to Cupertino
Thriving Silicon Valley community with some of the state’s best public schools.
The thriving Silicon Valley city of Cupertino is the home of Apple and Hewlett-Packard that combines a beautiful natural setting and abundant open spaces with exciting metropolitan amenities.
The foothills of the surrounding mountains contain a wealth of hiking trails and outstanding vineyards. Cupertino’s Blackberry Farm is a charming historic setting that boasts two swimming pools and numerous picnic spots, along with a golf course and trails for hiking and cycling.
With highly-educated residents that include many of Silicon Valley’s brightest minds, it’s no surprise that Cupertino values its educational facilities. Local families enjoy access to excellent public schools, including William Faria and Murdoch-Portal Elementary schools which have attained near-perfect test scores. Cupertino’s emphasis on high-quality education extends to De Anza College, one of the nation’s best community colleges.
These fabulous amenities are located within a vibrant community full of shopping, entertainment, and international dining amenities. This charming and affluent city is a wonderful setting for families and young urban professionals alike.
Cupertino Real Estate Insights
Cuperino’s diverse neighborhoods include a mixture of historic and contemporary developments. The city contains 220 Mid-Century Modern properties designed by renowned California architect Joseph Eichler. Prospective buyers will find numerous luxury modern properties, including the chic contemporary townhomes and condominiums of the sleek Nineteen800 development, as well as beautiful Mediterranean-style bungalows and spacious single-family homes.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Cupertino is at the center of a very active real estate market. The median sales price increased by 6% over the past year, reaching $1,850,000, with an average price per square foot of $1,040.
People & Lifestyle
Apple is by far the largest local employer, with more than 15,000 employees working out of its Cupertino headquarters. The city is home to more than 60 hi-tech businesses, with HP, Oracle, Symantec, and IBM being some of the best-known firms with offices in the city.
More than 79% of Cupertino’s residents are college-educated and the city has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most educated small towns in America. This diverse community attracts great minds from across the world, and more than 50% of Cupertino’s residents were born outside the United States.
These high-achieving residents enjoy an exciting city with a range of metropolitan amenities. Local eateries include a wide range of international fare, ranging from great Korean and Chinese spots to innovative Creole and Hawaiian restaurants.
There are several shopping centers located within Cupertino. The Oaks Shopping Center is home to a number of charming mom-and-pop-style retailers, and the Cupertino Village Shopping Center offers a range of businesses including many of Cupertino’s best Asian restaurants. The newly-developed Main Street Cupertino adds a host of businesses to the city, including the delectable Waygu beef steaks of Alexander’s Steak House.
Cupertino’s cyclists are well catered to thanks to an abundance of bike lanes and the first cable-stay pedestrian bike bridge to be constructed over a California freeway allowing residents to bike unrestricted throughout the area.
The beautiful surrounding mountains contain numerous vineyards, including the Ridge Winery which produces some of the best wine in the Santa Cruz Mountains region.