As with much of Silicon Valley, Cupertino began its life as a small town surrounded by a series of orchards, varying from French prune, peach, apricot, cherry, plum, walnut, and almond. Today Cupertino is a mix of imagination and cooperation. Home to such high-tech firms as Apple Computer and Hewlett-Packard, Cupertino boasts a vibrant economy, beautiful surroundings, and a population full of spirit and optimism. As a city of just over 50,000 people that is highly educated and high-earning, this is where the future of technology is determined.
Cupertino boasts some of the best schools in the state, and residents within the district can be assured that their children will have a high-level education from elementary school through high school. One of the district magnet schools, William Faria Elementary, is consistently pushing toward perfect state testing scores, and truly indicates the high level of academic acumen of the students. Cupertino is home to De Anza College, which consistently ranks as one of the top community colleges with transfers into the UC and CSU system. The college is regularly featured on the CNN Money list of best community college success rates for admissions.
Cupertino is located entirely within the 95014 zip code, and most homes in the area are single family homes. There are also opportunities to purchase condos and townhomes in the city for those looking for a lower cost and lower maintenance option.
In addition to Apple’s many offices, other hi-tech companies have offices in Cupertino. Among them are Seagate Technology, Chordiant, Cloud, Packeteer, Trend Micro, Tandem Computers, and Huawei.
Cupertino consists of 9 neighborhoods: City Center, Creston, Garden Gate, Homestead Villa, Jollyman / Faria, Lynbrook, Monta Vista, Oak Valley, and Rancho Riconada.
Learn more at www.cupertino.org.
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