Surrounded on two sides by major freeways and a large thoroughfare on another, commuting to work from the Homestead Villa neighborhood in Cupertino is a breeze. In fact, the new Apple Campus is a mere 7-minute drive from Homestead Villa. Got your attention? Read on to learn more about this convenient neighborhood in Cupertino.
Schools in Homestead Villa
The Cupertino Union and Fremont Union High School Districts serve the public school students in Homestead Villa. Students are assigned to the following schools, depending on home address:
- West Valley Elementary School – serves more than 625 students in grades Kindergarten through 5. In 2016, this school was ranked 369th of 5,621 California public elementary schools. West Valley exhibited consistently high scores on standardized tests until 2015 when the average fell more than three points. This corresponded with a drop in the number of teachers at the school and, thus, a rise in the student-teacher ratio. Whether this contributed to the drop in scores is unknown.
- Montclaire Elementary School – Serves slightly more than 500 students in grades Kindergarten through 5. Montclaire ranks 108th of all of California’s public elementary schools.
- Cupertino Middle School – Ranked 35th of California’s 2,472 public middle schools, Cupertino Middle School serves more than 1,400 students in grades 6 through 8.
- Homestead High School – Administered by the Fremont Union High School District, Homestead High is ranked 60th of 2,044 California public high schools. It serves slightly more than 2,400 students in grades 9 through 12.
Homestead Villa shopping, dining and recreation
The Foothill Plaza Shopping Center, located in Homestead Villa’s northwest corner, offers major retailers, such as Trader Joe’s, Starbuck’s and Rite-Aid, plus a bank, several eateries and more.
Golfers in Homestead Villa can be at the Los Altos Golf and Country Club clubhouse in just 6 minutes. A private club, aside from the gorgeous 18-hole golf course, it offers tennis and aquatics programs, a clubhouse with an exceptional restaurant and many social programs.
Homes in Homestead Villa, Cupertino
While Homestead Villas is primarily a community of detached, single-family homes, you will find a smattering of condos and townhomes. Most of the homes are older, as this area hasn’t been subjected to the tear-down frenzy of many of Cupertino’s other neighborhoods.
Many of the area homeowners hold flood-insurance policies since Stevens Creek bisects the neighborhood.
You’ll find Cupertino’s Homestead Villa neighborhood south of Homestead Rd. and north of the 280, between Highway 85 and N. Foothill Blvd.