Cupertino has a below average violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate compared to other cities in the United States.
Famous as the home of Apple, Cupertino ranks as one of America’s best small towns and the 2nd best in California according to Money magazine. Its population also ranks as one of the happiest in the United States (7th) and most educated according Forbes. Public education is competitive at the highest levels across the country. In short, this is a great place to live for those moving to Silicon Valley and looking for the perfect slice of suburbia.
Thanks to Apple and other tech companies with roots here, Cupertino is also considered to be one of the cities that comprise the heart of Silicon Valley. Nonetheless, it's still very much a sleepy suburban town with a relaxed and safe atmosphere.
While Cupertino has many different subdivisions and neighborhoods, in general it has a homogenous feel; there's not much of a noticeable difference as you drive around town and you may not even notice when you cross into adjacent areas like Sunnyvale. The "quality" of the neighborhoods and their respective home prices are directly linked to the performance of whatever public school the home is zoned for.
Owing to its safety, quality neighborhoods, great public schools, and location in the heart of Silicon Valley, housing prices are very high even compared to the rest of the Valley. You'll mostly find single-family homes — ranging from modest ranch-style houses to mansions — along with a few apartments and townhomes.
There are great parks in the area that offer families and children plenty of outdoor activities to keep them busy. And there are a number of supermarkets nearby so there’s no need to leave town for supplies.
As you'd expect of a place with so many family-oriented amenities, there are a lot of families here. Households with children under 18 make up nearly half of the population.
Unless you’re keen on taking the bus to work, you’ll definitely need a car to get around; the lightrail doesn’t connect to Cupertino yet, although extensions are planned.
There’s not many bars or clubs here for young people to frequent – luckily, easy access to the rest of Silicon Valley where more night life and fun activities are happening more than makes up for that. Overall, it’s a high income suburb where some of tech’s greatest minds reside with their families.
Cupertino is bordered on the north by Sunnyvale, on the east by Santa Clara and West San Jose, on the south by Saratoga, and on the west by the Santa Cruz Mountains.
If you’re looking to do some hiking, jogging, or just have a picnic with family and friends, this is a great place to enjoy. Its scenic trails and views of iconic Bay Area rolling hills, vegetation, and nature shouldn’t be missed by any nature lover.
Visit the headquarters of one the most iconic tech companies in the world! There’s a Company Store here that you can check out. Unfortunately, the entire campus is not available for tour, but there’s plenty to see here with tons of Apple products for sale.
While on the pricier side, this classic American-infused-with-Japanese-flavor steakhouse serves some of the best steaks in the Valley. They offer great wine from wineries in nearby Napa Valley and the restaurant has a great atmosphere.
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