Welcome To Cupertino/West San Jose
Cupertino is a small Santa Clara County city known as the home of Apple, while West San Jose is a beautiful neighborhood bordering Cupertino. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, and its sprawling West San Jose neighborhood features world-class shopping and dining along Santana Row. Main Street Cupertino is a relaxed shopping and dining destination with many great local businesses. Both communities offer great schools and easy access to Silicon Valley companies.
These adjacent communities offer an eclectic real estate mix. Cupertino has many gorgeous contemporary single-family homes with distinctive designs. The southeastern Fairgrove neighborhood features spacious mid-century modern Eichler homes with courtyard entries and atriums, while the rural area to the southwest has spectacular custom-built properties on acreage estates. Other housing options in Cupertino include contemporary townhouses and condominiums. West San Jose is mostly comprised of peaceful residential areas featuring renovated mid-century ranches. There are also newer townhouses and luxury loft-style condominiums close to all of the upscale amenities of Santana Row.
What to Love
- Eclectic real estate mix
- Relaxed Main Street Cupertino
- Santana Row shopping and dining
- County parks and open space preserves
People & Lifestyle
Cupertino and West San Jose each provide a convenient location for those working in Silicon Valley and San Jose. Apple’s Cupertino corporate headquarters at Apple Park features a striking circular main building surrounding a picturesque courtyard with a pond—in fact, 80% of the 127-acre campus is dedicated green space. Cupertino and West San Jose combine an inviting and family-friendly, small-town atmosphere with some of Silicon Valley’s best employment opportunities and unbeatable high-end shopping and dining.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Santana Row is the San Jose equivalent of Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive. This prestigious luxury shopping and outdoor dining street is lined with attractive palm trees. Retailers range from luxury brands to trendsetting boutiques, and the dining options are just as impressive. Bustling French brasserie Left Bank serves elegant entrees in an authentically Parisian setting. Straits is a chic Asian eatery and nightclub offering a fusion of Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, and Noyan flavors via the culinary melting pot of Singapore. Zazil Cocina Mexicana brings together traditional dishes from Mexico’s diverse regional cuisines. Maggiano’s Little Italy is a family-friendly restaurant serving hearty portions of delicious Southern Italian meals. Their menu includes exceptional pasta dishes alongside prime steaks and seafood. Over on Winchester Boulevard, Mizu Sushi offers sophisticated interpretations of Japanese and Korean cooking. Their menu features a wide variety of sushi rolls and sashimi alongside signature salads, udon bowls, and entrées such as 4oz wagyu steak and lobster tail, marinated beef bulgogi, and charbroiled chicken teriyaki. Just across Stevens Creek Boulevard from Santana Row, Westfield Valley Fair is one of the largest shopping malls in the United States. The mall features almost 200 stores and close to 50 food outlets anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, and Nordstrom department stores. Stevens Creek Avenue is Cupertino’s relaxed Main Street dining and retail district. Highlights here include elevated comfort cuisine at rustic, lodge-like Lazy Dog and Japanese-influenced American fine dining at Alexander’s Steakhouse.
Things to Do
Cupertino extends into the scenic foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the southeast. Outdoor areas to explore close to Cupertino’s southeastern edge include the 18-acre McClellan Ranch Preserve and 1,063-acre Stevens Creek County Park. Stevens Creek County Park has an 82-acre reservoir at its center, which is used for boating, kayaking, and fishing. The park has over nine miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The adjacent Rancho San Antonio Preserve extends over 3,988 acres with 24 miles of hiking trails.
Cupertino is served by the Cupertino Union and Fremont Union High Public School Districts. All local schools are top-rated.
- William Faria Elementary, Public, K-5
- John F. Kennedy Middle, Public, 6-8
- Monta Vista High, Public, 9-12
West San Jose is served by the Moreland and Fremont Union High Public School Districts.
- Country Lane Elementary, Public, K-5
- Lynbrook High, Public, 9-12