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Pink Rose Trimmed TinyCupertino was incorporated as a city only in 1955, long, long after the community had sprung up and had its own, distinct identity within Santa Clara County.

As a small village, Cupertino began at the intersection of Stevens Creek Road and Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road (now DeAnza Blvd) and was originally known simply as “West Side”. Since that name was so generic and would be confused with other places bearing similar names, the post office opted to give it a more distinguishable name in 1898. Because there was a nearby Cupertino winery and Cupertino Creek that name was applied to the post office and nearby stores.

Historic tidbit: the full name of this waterway was Arroyo San Giuseppe da Cupertino – which translates into English as St. Joseph of Cupertino Creek – by a Spanish padre by the name of Fr. Font who was the cartologist and diarist of the explorer Juan Bautista de Anza. Cupertino Creek is now known as Stevens Creek, by the way.

Today, the city of Cupertino is very vibrant and offers fabulous restaurants and shops but is best known for high tech (Apple headquarters especially) and above all, its outstanding schools, which often rank at the top of the list. For this reason more than any other, Cupertino houses tend to “hold their value” better than most other areas.

Cupertino - view from Ridge Vineyards

Cupertino, a view from Ridge Vineyards

How’s the Cupertino Real Estate Market?

I have written another article on this blog, Cupertino Real Estate Market Trends and Statistics, which is updated monthly with analysis on sales and listings as well as dynamic market statistics updating automatically every few days for Cupertino’s residential realty market. Please have a read!

More links for buying, selling and living in Cupertino California:

Here are some links you might find especially helpful if you move to Cupertino. (Also please visit my relocation website, if moving here from out of the area!).

Cupertino A description of Cupertino, a city renowned for its schools, climate, and proximity to Silicon Valley employment, on my site. The City government website, with helpful resources such as the Services and New Resident Information page.

Find more Cupertino posts on this blog or view one of these:

Market comparison: Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino and Los Altos
Fremont Older Open Space Preserve in Cupertino and Saratoga
Where are the high voltage power lines in Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, and Almaden Valley?
Silicon Valley Homes for Sale Near Golf Courses in the Foothill Areas
Finding scenic places in which to live in Silicon Valley

Houses & Homes for Sale in Cupertino

Below please find houses & duet homes listed on our local MLS for sale in Cupertino.

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(all data current as of 12/2/2022)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.






  • Mary Pope-Handy

    Silicon Valley Realtor, selling homes in Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose, Silicon Valley, and nearby since 1993. Prolific blogger with a network of sites.