Cupertino was ranked by Forbes in 2015 as one of the most educated places in the United States based on the percentage of high school and college graduates. It is one of the nation’s wealthiest cities and home to Apple Inc.’s headquarters. Cupertino is located on the western edge of Santa Clara County, with some of its boundaries extending into the hills.
Originally known as West Side, much of what is now Cupertino was a small rural village invested in fruit agriculture. It began developing more with the introduction of the railroad and the suburban housing boom that followed World War II. In the 1960s, its development flourished even more with the creation of VALLCO Business and Industrial Park, still a commercial section today, and the founding of De Anza College. It is now one of several cities that claim to be the “heart” of Silicon Valley due to its many semiconductor and computer software companies.
Parks + Trails
Rancho San Antonio County Park
Rancho San Antonio County Park & Open Space Preserve offers visitors a unique experience with a sampling of diverse environments, interesting cultural history and a variety of activities. The area features over 25 miles of trail throughout the 3,988-acre open space preserve and adjoining 165-acre county park.
Cupertino Memorial Park
Memorial Park is at the heart of Cupertino - hosting numerous community and civic-focused events. It is the largest and most well-used park in Cupertino. The 22-acre site includes a lawn ideal for family picnics, a gazebo, an amphitheater, a lighted softball field, and six lighted tennis courts.
Stevens Creek County Park
Welcome to Stevens Creek County Park. The beautiful 1,063-acre park offers widely diverse recreational amenities, including the 86-acre reservoir. Visitors may enjoy exploring the remnants of the historic Villa Maria orchard. Stevens Creek Reservoir is an 82-acre, non-power boating reservoir popular with fishermen and boaters. Anglers may fish for black bass, large-mouth bass, catfish and crappie. Sailors, kayakers and non-power boaters may enjoy a beautiful view from the calm waters of Stevens Creek Reservoir.