The city’s renown as a center of innovation in Silicon Valley far surpasses its moderate size of approximately 60,000 residents. Around the world, Cupertino is famous as the home of high-tech giant Apple Inc. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Cupertino is known as one of the founding cities of Silicon Valley and as a city with excellent public schools.
Quality schools and closeness to technology jobs make Cupertino a desirable address for a highly educated and culturally diverse population. More than 60 percent of residents aged 25 years or older hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, and more than 40 percent were born outside of the United States. Cupertino’s lush social tapestry includes a range of parades and events, such as the Diwali Festival of Lights, Cherry Blossom Festival, Moon Festival and Tournament of Bands.
Education, innovation and collaborationare the hallmarks nourished by the city government, the community and businesses. Even the configuration of the Civic Center complex underscores that theme: City Hall and the Cupertino Library flank the Cupertino Community Hall. The Community Hall houses the city council chambers and accommodates public and private events. The library, part of the Santa Clara County Library system, occupies a state-of-the-art two-story, 54,000-square-foot building.
Residents help to guide the city’s development and quality of life by serving on commissions and committees, including Planning, Fine Arts, Technology, Information & Communication, Parks & Recreation, Housing, Teen, Library, Bicycle and Pedestrian and Public Safety.
Conveniently located in Santa Clara County. Rich in opportunity, culture and sunshine, Cupertino is a progressive and diverse hometown in Silicon Valley for residents, businesses and visitors.
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