Cupertino is a hip Silicon Valley city rising into the foothills of the Santa Clara Mountains. Surrounded by trails and open space preserves and with a bustling downtown core at its center, this in-demand community is home to Apple Inc.’s corporate headquarters. Forbes ranks Cupertino as one of the United States’ most educated communities, and its outstanding local schools are a major draw for young families. Cupertino has a large number of distinctive mid-century modern Eichler homes, along with stunning contemporary custom-built homes exhibiting the very best in modern architecture.
Stevens Creek Boulevard runs through the heart of Cupertino. There are many places to eat and shop dotted along the boulevard. Alexander’s Steakhouse
brings Japanese flare to classic steakhouse fare. Fontana’s
is an airy Italian restaurant specializing in seafood dishes. The Blue Pheasant
combines a sophisticated dining experience serving excellently prepared dishes, such as filet mignon and swordfish, with lively nighttime entertainment, including dancing and karaoke. Retailers on Stevens Creek Avenue are plentiful. For gourmet groceries, there is a Whole Foods Market.
April’s Cherry Blossom Festival
celebrates Cupertino’s relationship with sister city Toyokawa with Japanese food and cultural performances. Fourth of July celebrations
begin with a children’s carnival and flag-raising ceremony, followed by a parade and concert in the afternoon, and fireworks show at night. The holiday season kicks off with a Tree Lighting
ceremony that features carol singing, music, and a holiday movie screening. De Anza College hosts an annual Celebrity Forum
series of talks with high-profile speakers, such as entertainment figures and political heavyweights Bill Clinton, James Comey, Condoleezza Rice, John Cleese, Diane Keaton, and Jay Leno.
Local public schools include Montclaire and West Valley Elementary Schools, Cupertino Middle School, and Monta Vista High School.