Cupertino, CA Rancho

The small Cupertino community of Rancho Rinconada extends from the Lawrence Expressway to South Tantau Avenue, then from Stevens Creek Boulevard in the north to Bollinger Road to the south. To the north the community stretches as far as Arata Way, and to the south as far as Hanna Drive. Homes here do not generally sell for uimagesnder a million, at least those that are desirable to buyers. In fact, the median home price is $1,119,000.

To the west of Rancho Rinconada Sedgwick Elementary School, Hyde Middle School and Cupertino High School are located, all in a line. It’s the most convenient arrangement of public schooling of all the surrounding neighborhoods in Cupertino. The Rinconada community, itself, does not contain any shopping centers, restaurants or entertainment like movie theaters. It does, however, contain the Rancho Rinconada Recreation & Park District center.

The Rancho Rinconada Recreation & Park District center has a small lap pool and children’s pool, though it does not have a slide or diving board. Admission is affordable and kids under the age of four swim for free when accompanied by an adult; conversely, during open swim times at most other pools in the area, children under four are charged a fee. Concessions, such as chips, ice cream and water, are provided for only one dollar each. Also, events are hosted at this location and swim instruction is offered to all ages.

The most unique part of Rancho Rinconada, however, is the huge portion of Saratoga Creek that runs along its eastern border, heavily shaded and perfect for walking and hiking along the Saratoga Creek Trail, only 2.18 miles long. About halfway through this trail residents can stop and enjoy the Sterling Barnhart Park, which features a cement walking path, beautiful landscaping and a playground for children, as well as a couple tables for picnics.