Garden Gate, Cupertino
Welcome to Cupertino’s Garden Gate neighborhood, where the living is so very easy. When asked what they like most about their neighborhood, the nearly 1,600 residents of Garden Gate mentioned the schools, the area’s walkability, the parks and the well-maintained residences. Please read on to learn more about this little slice of Cupertino heaven.
Garden Gate schools
Education is important to Cupertino parents and many devote their leisure time to helping out in the classrooms of the area’s schools. This devotion is reflected in their children’s impressive performance on standardized tests. Public school students in Garden Gate attend the following schools:
- Garden Gate Elementary School – Located within the neighborhood’s boundaries, Garden Gate Elementary serves slightly more than 700 students in grades Kindergarten through 5. It’s ranked 90 of California’s 5,621 public elementary schools.
- John F. Kennedy Middle School – Middle school is one of the most challenging periods in an adolescent’s life, so when a school is ranked as high as Kennedy Middle School, you know the administrators are on the right track. Kennedy is ranked as California’s 5th best middle school and teaches nearly 1,500 students in grades 6 through 8.
- Monta Vista High School – One of the highest-ranked high schools in the city (8th of the state’s 2,044 public high schools), Monta Vista serves more than 2,300 students.
De Anza College is located over the neighborhood’s southwest border.
Shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation in Garden Gate
Unlike Cupertino’s strictly residential neighborhoods, Garden Gate offers residents the convenience of local shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities.
Run errands, shop and dine in the neighborhood’s southeast corner, along Stevens Creek Blvd. Here you’ll find Target, Panera, Whole Foods, Marina Foods, Staples and more.
Homestead Square is just over Garden Gate’s northeast corner, offering Safeway and Rite-Aid, among other retailers.
When it comes to recreational opportunities, Garden Gate is rivaled only by the Monta Vista community in Cupertino. The Cupertino Sports Center, located in southwest Garden Gate offers a fitness center, 17 tennis courts, two racquetball courts, an outdoor sports court and locker facilities.
Memorial Park features 28 acres to explore via the bike paths and walking trails, grassy areas ideal for picnics, a pond, amphitheater, lighted softball field and six lighted tennis courts.
Flint Center events are minutes from Garden Gate, just over the southwest border, at De Anza College.
Garden Gate homes
Garden Gate homes are primarily detached, single-family dwellings that sit on standard-sized lots as well as some lots that measure more than 10,000 square feet. Seventy-six percent of the area’s homes are owner-occupied and most were built in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Older Garden Gate homes that sit on large lots are frequently torn down and replaced with larger, more contemporary homes, so you’ll find a bit of new construction in the neighborhood as well as vintage homes.
Please feel free to contact us to be kept up-to-date on the Garden Gate real estate market and new listings of Garden Gate homes for sale.
You’ll find Cupertino’s Garden Gate neighborhood south of E. Homestead Rd. and north of Stevens Creek Blvd., between De Anza Blvd. and Highway 85.