Above all, Cupertino is highly prized for its award winning public schools. Many Cupertino home buyers are driven by the desire to provide the best education possible for their children, and make sacrifices to get into the Cupertino Union School District and the Fremont Union High School District. The popularity of schools at every level have propelled home prices into the stratosphere. It is very difficult to get a house in Cupertino for less than $2 million. New residents will tell you it’s worth it, though.
There are some nearby areas, parts of Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, and San Jose, which are within the Cupertino schools area. These, too, have enjoyed incredible real estate appreciation, too, as they have the same schools but a slightly lower home price.
Cupertino and the adjoining communities do have more to offer beyond schools, though – even if that is the largest focus!
Set at the base of the coastal range, there are many scenic spots in this city, whether because there are views of the hills, or views from them. (There are some hillside homes and some luxury properties as well.)
Apple’s headquarters are in Cupertino, and will be once the “spaceship” is completed, too. Being a major employer in Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley generally is a great lure for engineers and others who don’t want to be tortured by a seemingly endless freeway commute. Cupertino is adjacent to Sunnyvale, so it’s also a great commute location to other high tech campuses.
Cupertino offers a great quality of life both within its borders and due to what is close by.
It’s close to so many important hubs of activity, such as Stanford University and hospital / medical center. Saratoga shares a border with Cupertino and offers many recreational opportunities at Montalvo Arts Center, the Mountain Winery, Saratoga Village, and more.
Cupertino itself features a number of excellent wineries along Montevello Road. (The photo for this city was taken at Ridge Vineyards in that area.) These areas provide stunning views. Closer to the valley floor, you will find Stevens Creek Reservoir near the base of that road.
The city offers a number of parks – including a dog park, a bustling rec center, a senior center and many services.
Shops and restaurants of all kinds can be found here. Recently I was eating supper with a friend at the Lazy Dog Restaurant and was amazed at how “dog friendly” our eatery was. (Good food, too.) Patio dining included space and menu options for Fido!
How is the Cupertino real estate market?
The Cupertino real estate market is covered each month in this site’s related blog:
Cupertino Real Estate Market Trends and Statistics
Or you can view the RE Report for Cupertino directly and see the Altos Chart below: