Monta Vista neighborhood

Monta Vista High School, Cupertino CaliforniaThe Monta Vista neighborhood in Cupertino is well known for its top rated schools, close in commute, and huge percentage of well educated, high tech residents. It boasts incredibly scenic open space, parkland, and recreation opportunities. The Monta Vista neighborhood is probably the most sought after part of the Cupertino real estate market.

Neighborhood basics

Monta Vista, said to be Portuguese for “Mountain View” (though the translation engines don’t agree), is well named as this community sits at the base of the coastal range, and those beautiful, green views are a wonderful plus to an already attractive area.

Many houses enjoy a view of the hills, some are in the low foothills, and others are situated close to or overlooking Stevens Creek and the golf courses or parkland that line it.  Generally, the Monta Vista neighborhood is the most scenic part of Cupertino.

As with much of Silicon Valley, this part of Cupertino has agricultural roots and was once part of the Valley of Heart’s Delight with expansive orchards, vineyards, and other produce.

The mild, Mediterranean climate was great for growing fruits, vegetables, and nuts, and for growing grapes and making wine. Just south of the Monta Vista area there continue to be vineyards, wine making, and wine tasting on Montebello Road.


What are the houses like  in the Monta Vista neighborhood?


Most of the Monta Vista neighborhood consists of ranch style homes in the flatlands, but there’s some variety, some Mediterranean or Spanish or contemporary homes can be found, too, particularly in the hills to the west. There is a mix of two story or split level houses to be found as well.

Looking for a view home? You will find some in the areas west of Stevens Canyon Road or Foothill Blvd (same road, different stretches of it).

A typical home in the Monta Vista neighborhood has about 1800 – 2300 square feet and sits on a lot of about 7000-9500 SF. Some single family homes are under 1000 SF and others are over 5000 SF. The typical home runs close to $3.1 million.  Very few homes sell for under $2.5 mil or over $4 million. Much of it depends on the condition or exact location, though. A home right next to the highway, or near the train track, will not sell for as much as those on a quiet street.

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in this area, please reach out! The best way to have an initial contact is through email,

At the bottom of this post you’ll find current listings, pending sales, and recently closed homes in this area.


Monta Vista neighborhood boundaries


Cupertino - Monta Vista neighborhoods map


If you do a web search for this neighborhood’s boundaries, you are likely to come up with multiple and very conflicting answers as to where the edges are.


1190 Crestline Dr Cupertino, CA 95014

 1190 Crestline Dr Cupertino CA 95014

MLS # ML81714661

1190 Crestline Dr Cupertino is tastefully expanded, remodeled, and sunny home with award winning Cupertino schools!


Spectacular open living concept kitchen and family room


Quick facts 1190 Crestline Dr Cupertino:

  • 3 bedrooms + office and bonus room / alcove
  • 2 newly remodeled baths in 2018
  • 1715 SF (per county)
  • Lot size 6007 SF (per county)
  • Built in 1963, expanded in 2011
  • No carpeting – mostly hardwood floors, some laminate, some Italian porcelain tile
  • Flexible layout—sewer plumbed to possibly add 3rd bathroom and one bedroom in original kitchen area

Welcome to this bright and sunny home, impeccably updated throughout! You will love the gorgeous hardwood floors, the abundant natural light, and the remodeling that has been done in every corner of this house!

Rooms include a spacious living room with wood burning fireplace and recessed lights, dining room with recessed lights, an alcove or study (original kitchen location), an open family room – kitchen, an office, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms.

Island Kitchen & Family Room:

  • The open kitchen & family room is the center of the home and a true showpiece. They enjoy Brazilian teak hardwood flooring, a tall vaulted ceiling with 2 Velux skylights and retractable shades, recessed lighting, Casablanca fan, 8’ Anderson French door to the yard, and large Milgard windows to bring in the light. Spray foam insulation between the ceiling and the roof helps to keep the room comfortable year-round.
  • Slab granite counters, tumbled marble tile back splash, maple cabinets with pantry, pullouts, lazy Susan and under the cabinet lighting.
  • Stainless steel appliances include a French door refrigerator with ice maker (2017), GE Profile double oven, Bosch induction cooktop, Broan vent, Kitchenaid dishwasher, and microwave oven. (Fridge and microwave both stay.)
  • Large, open Franke stainless steel sink with Grohe faucet.
  • Good sized island with breakfast bar plus extra storage.
  • This area, plus the office, was added in 2011 with permits and finals, and represents 600 SF of the total square footage of the home.


Bathrooms – remodeled in 2018 with permits & finals:

  • Hall bath offers a shower over the tub, Italian porcelain tile, vanity with deep drawers, and a sun tunnel
  • Master bathroom features a stall shower, Italian porcelain tile, and a vanity with deep drawers.

More features:

  • Dual zoned heat and air conditioning (2 AC units)
  • Dual pane windows
  • New front door & interior doors
  • Copper water supply lines in the home
  • Fresh interior paint
  • Original hardwood floors just refinished (June 2018)
  • New baseboards in living room, dining room, hallway, bedrooms
  • Hot water heater replaced in 2016
  • New outdoor wall lights
  • New motion detector light on front of garage
  • Attached 2 car garage with new Liftmaster garage door opener


1190 Crestline Drive Public Schools:
Regnart Elementary, Kennedy Middle & Monta Vista High

Ideally located near schools, Three Oaks Park and Jollyman Park. Close to Apple campus and many high-tech companies. Easy access to 85, 280 Freeways and Lawrence Expressway for convenient commute!


OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE for 1190 Crestline Drive:

Thurs., 7-19-2018 9:30am to 12:30pm (broker tour AND public open house)
Sat., 7-21-2018  2pm to 4pm
Sun., 7-22-2018 2pm to 4pm


1190 Crestline Drive  – DISCLOSURES & OFFERS

Disclosures will be available on or by Friday July 20th. The link will be in the private agent MLS comments for the buyers’ agents.

Offers will be due sometime after the open house weekend. Please check with Mary Pope-Handy for the due date. No pre-emptive offers, please



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