Cupertino, CA Monta

Monte Vista or “Mountain View” (no affiliation with the actual community of Mountain View nearby) is a small Cupertino community split in half by the West Valley Freeway. It’s boundaries are very irregular, the community itself shaped like a hexagon. Streets include Noel Avenue, Dempster Avenue, Rumford Drive, Mann Drive, and Santa Clara Avenue, amongst others.

imagesLocated on the southeastern edge of the community is Cupertino Memorial Park. Residents consider it a gem, and it is not too populated, particularly during the week. The lake was recently drained to reduce the amount of ducks inhabiting the park. It’s a large park and features Asian-inspired landscaping, in addition to a lot of open, grassy areas for relaxation and sports. The most unique feature of the park is the memorial to veterans featuring inspirational inscriptions. Other features include an amphitheater-type stage and a baseball diamond. The parking lot is ample and, if needed, there is additional parking in the shopping center across the street.

This community sits in between Garden Gate Elementary to the east and Stevens Creek Elementary — beside Varian Park — to the west. Stevens Creek runs north to south through the community as well, along Phar Lap Drive. It’s full of steelhead trout and is lined by Stevens Creek Trail. To the north of the community, along Madera Drive, is Somerset Park, which features a playground and small grassy area.

Most of the homes in Monta Vista consist of single-family homes of the ranch style, detached, and sized as big as 2,500 feet and as small as 1,400, in general. There are of course custom and executive homes sized 3,000 to 5,000 square feet as well. Crime is low and Kennedy Middle, as well as Monta Vista High School, consistently produce high-performing, successful individuals well-prepared for the best colleges and universities in the country. Not to mention, this community is also very popular for its attractions in addition to those aforementioned, such as: Blackberry Farm, the Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve, Monte Bello Open Space Preserve and the Fremont Older Open Space Preserve.