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Living a Biking Lifestyle in Cupertino, California

Cupertino is a very affluent community located west of San Jose in the Silicon Valley.  De Anza College is located in Cupertino, but the city is probably best known as the headquarters for Apple Computer.  The city has bike lanes and a very expensive bicycle bridge. It also has ambitious plans to become a more pedestrian oriented city. Photo of the Cali Mill Plaza courtesy of Wikipedia and Antipex.

Where to Retire in Cupertino and Home Prices

There are many excellent old and new neighborhoods within Cupertino, including Monta Vista, Rancho Rinconada, and Seven Springs.
According to Zillow, the median home value was $2,648,706 in mid-2021, up about 20% over the past year.

What Is Special about Cupertino

Cupertino is in the heart of the Silicon Valley with a culturally diverse and highly educated population. Its schools are highly ranked and is considered to be one of the safest towns in the country.

What Is Not Special about Cupertino

Very high cost of living.

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 49 degrees with July's average at 70 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The many restaurants in Cupertino offer all sorts of cuisine. Culturally, De Anza College offers performing arts programs and events, the school is also home to a plantertarium, the California History Center and the Euphrat Museum. Cupertino boasts parks, golf courses, and farmers' markets.


Cupertino's crime rate is just under half the national average.

Medical Facilities

Cupertino Medical clinic and NovaCare service Cupertino. Nearby hospitals are in Santa Clara, San Jose and Palo Alto.


Mineta San Jose International Airport is 10 miles away, San Francisco International Airport is 30 miles north; Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority provides bus service; Cupertino has bikeways throughout the town.

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