Welcome to Cupertino
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Cupertino is an affluent town with an extremely diverse and educated demographic. Based on the 2010 U.S. Census, over 96 percent are high school graduates and over 74 percent have bachelor's degrees or higher. The city's primary and secondary public schools rank among the highest performing in the state.
Thanks to its skilled population, many high-tech, semi-conductor, and computer companies were founded in Cupertino. Indeed, Apple Inc.’s worldwide headquarters are located here in a modern complex circled by the Infinite Loop. Work is currently underway for a new “spaceship” Campus 2 for Apple, located a short distance from the original headquarters. Other companies headquartered in Cupertino include Chordiant, Cloud.com, Packeteer, Seagate Technology, and Trend Micro. Over 60 high-tech companies also have offices in Cupertino, including IBM, Olivetti, and Oracle. Cupertino has come a long way from its origin.
Cupertino, named after Arroyo San José de Cupertino, sprang up as a small rural village at the crossroads of Stevens Creek Road and Saratoga-Mountain View Road in the 19th century. The primary economic activity at the time was fruit agriculture. Orchards of French prunes, peaches, apricots, cherries, plums, walnuts, and almonds covered the land. As the orchards flourished, Cupertino became known for the spring profusion of blossoms, and people would make extended trips to the area to view all the blossoms in the “Valley of Heart's Delight.” Starting in the mid-1960s, De Anza College opened, and in the late 1970s, Apple Computer came on the scene. Soon thereafter, other major tech companies started to dominate the area, forever changing Cupertino’s landscape.
2016 Cupertino Sales (YTD)
Median Price: $1,885,000
Average Days on Market: 19
Total Sales: 199
Average Price per Sq. ft.: $1,014
Highest MLS Sale: $3,538,888
Lowest MLS Sale: $1,200,000
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