Monta Vista High

Monta Vista High attendance area is a highly desirable area located within the city of Cupertino borders. With beautiful tree lined streets and homes built in the late 60s to early 70s this area is a true diamond of the city of Cupertino. Feeder schools include Stevens Creek Elem., Regnart Elem., Kennedy Middle, and Monta Vista High. You can find this neighborhood by exiting Stevens Creek off Highway 85 and turning West on Stevens Creek Blvd. The Bubb Rd neighborhood hosts close proximity to major commute arteries, big employers such as Apple, and proximity to local shopping and dining.

Monta Vista is an upper-income residential neighborhood in western Cupertino, California, the 11th wealthiest city with a population of over 50,000 in the United States. "Monta Vista" means "mountain view" in Portuguese and is very similar to "Monte Vista," which means "mountain view" in Spanish. However, it is not affiliated with the nearby city of Mountain View.

 
Old farm buildings are preserved at the McClellan Ranch Park.

Orchards and vineyards used to cover Monta Vista. After the 1940s, Monta Vista became the first housing tract in the Cupertino area. Residential homes then quickly replaced the orchards and vineyards.

When Cupertino decided to incorporate in 1955, Monta Vista decided at the last moment not to join the effort, remaining an unincorporated part of Santa Clara County. Over the years, Cupertino annexed pieces of Monta Vista as it was redeveloped lot by lot. By the late 1990s, only scattered pockets of unincorporated land were left in Monta Vista. Cupertino finally annexed the rest of the neighborhood in 2004.

Starting in the 1990s, settlement by Asian American families accelerated; currently, a large proportion of the neighborhood is Asian American. Many of Monta Vista's residents work in Silicon Valley's high-tech computer industries.

Monta Vista homes are mainly detached single-family ranch-style houses ranging from 1200 to 2,800 square feet (260 m2). The community also has some neighborhoods with much larger custom built houses ranging from 3000–6,000 square feet (560 m2) of living space area. The neighborhood is very sought-after due to its desirable location, low crime rate, and its academically high-performing schools, including Monta Vista High School and Kennedy Middle School. Monta Vista High School was ranked by Newsweek as one of the 100 top academically performing public high schools in the United States.[2]

Attractions in Monta Vista include the Fremont Older Open Space Preserve, Monte Bello Open Space Preserve, Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve (next to Picchetti Brothers Winery), Blackberry Farm, Deep Cliff Golf Course, Cupertino Hills Swim and Racquet Club, Linda Vista Park, Varian Park, Monta Vista Park and Stevens Creek Reservoir. McClellan Ranch Park, located just west of Monta Vista High School, is a nature preserve and historical park formerly owned by the McClellan family. Along with John T. Doyle, this family was one of the first residents of the area. This site also preserves the original ranch, milk barns and livestock barns with animals raised by resident volunteers.

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Car is needed
It's walkable to grocery stores
It's walkable to restaurant
Easy commutes
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Walking / Hiking trails
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