Cupertino is a city in Santa Clara County, California, United States, directly west of San Jose on the western edge of the Santa Clara Valley with portions extending into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
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The name Cupertino first became widely used when John T Doyle, a San Francisco lawyer, and historian, named his winery on McClellan Road Cupertino.
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Cupertino officially became Santa Clara County's 13th city on October 10, 1955.
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Major milestone in Cupertino's development was the creation by some of the city's largest landowners of VALLCO Business and Industrial Park in the early 1960s.
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Cupertino is made up of numerous subdivisions, most of them developed since the 1960s.
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Cupertino is known for its high housing prices as the majority of residential properties are multimillion-dollar homes as of the priciest housing market peak of 2022, with the entry-point into a single-family home at around 2 million dollars in the Cupertino HS area, and the entry point at around 2.
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Cupertino is one of many cities that claim to be the "heart" of Silicon Valley, as many semiconductor and computer companies were founded there and in the surrounding areas.
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In 2002, Cupertino had a labor force of 25, 780 with an unemployment rate of 4.
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The Cupertino Library is part of the Santa Clara County Library System.
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Cupertino is known for its high-achieving primary and secondary school students.
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Cupertino is home to De Anza College, one of the two community colleges in the Foothill–De Anza Community College District.
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Cupertino has bike lanes on many of its boulevards, and has an extension of the Stevens Creek Trail through McClellan Ranch Park and Blackberry Farm.
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Cupertino is served by VTA's 523 Rapid bus, which runs from northern Sunnyvale and the Caltrain station to Downtown San Jose with limited stops and signal priority.
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City of Cupertino partnered with Via Transportation in October 2019 to launch a new on-demand public transportation network.
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