Futuristic tech and small-town comforts in the Valley.
The epicenter of California’s Silicon Valley is located in Cupertino. Well-known as the headquarters of Apple, neatly printed on the back of every computer, tablet, and phone box, locals dwell within modern homes adorned with the latest advancements in security, efficiency, and luxury. Cupertino boasts one of Silicon Valley's best public school districts, a booming economy incurred by the growing strength of the tech industry, and prime opportunities for shopping, dining, and some of the most scenic mountain trails on the west coast.
Settlers of the area planted grapes, apricots, and other California fruits in this once-rural agricultural region. The construction of railroads and the post-World War II boom led to the growth of the region, and eventually the birth of Silicon Valley as we know it. Many technological advancements have been made in Cupertino such as the creation of the first true microprocessor and the presentation of many of Apple’s groundbreaking creations, but Cupertino has managed to maintain a small-town feel thanks to wonderful public schools, a vast trail network, and friendly Main Street district.
Life in Cupertino allows residents early access to the hottest tech while living among some of the most intelligent neighbors in the nation. The home to Apple’s main campus has brought a higher-than-normal annual income to Cupertino. As a natural result, Cupertino locals have benefitted from luxuries in even the simplest parts of their daily routines. A location on the edge of vast nature preserves and a mild year-round climate offer countless opportunities for free time spent in the great outdoors. Children attend prestigious schools, locals enjoy quiet lives, and any modern convenience one could ever need is located within the town, or just a short drive away.
Bonmot is a hot, new addition to the Cupertino dining scene, having just opened in October 2021. This sleek Korean fusion eatery has become a quick favorite among locals, referring to Bonmot’s cuisine as, “creative,” “worth experiencing,” and “righteously executed.” A lengthy list of inventive cocktails provides the perfect accompaniment to popular dishes like roasted ocean trout, charcoal-grilled pork belly, and marinated salmon.
Main Street Cupertino is a mixed-use development offering retail, dining, gyms, and other businesses laid out as an inviting, old-fashioned town square. In addition to nationally recognized brands like OrangeTheory Fitness, Eureka!, and Marriott, Main Street Cupertino boasts a high number of favorite local businesses such as Koi Palace, Pineapple Thai, and Haidilao Hotpot.
The Apple Park Visitor Center is much more than just a shopping spot for the latest in tech. Located on Apple’s main campus, the Apple Park Visitor Center allows guests to experience virtual reality tours, enjoy light bites and drinks from their cafe, and take in views of the campus’ nearly 10,000 native trees.
Cupertino boasts some of the most agreeable weather in the United States and its location at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains has provided locals with some of the best hiking in the nation. The PG&E Trailhead is located just west of the Junipero Serra Freeway and features a loop just over eight miles. Nearby, the Black Mountain Trail stretches across nearly 10 miles and rewards visitors with panoramic views of the city and Bay from the top. In addition to exploring Main Street Cupertino, Silicon Valley is closely located to several other close-knit communities with their own downtown districts. These are also highly walkable, feature prominent local businesses, and host festive events throughout the year.
Cupertino residents rest assured knowing their students will attend a top-rated school, no matter what part of town they live in. Cupertino is zoned to: