Cupertino is a U.S. city in Santa Clara County, California, directly west of San Jose on the western edge of the Santa Clara Valley with portions extending into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The population was 58,302 as of the 2010 census. Forbes ranked it as one of the most educated small towns, with local public schools ranking highly in the country. It is known as the home of the Apple Inc. corporate headquarters.

Cupertino is known for its high housing prices as the majority of residential properties are multimillion-dollar homes as of 2017, with the entry-point into a single family home at about 1.5 million dollars in the Cupertino HS area, and the entry point at 1.7 million dollars in the Monta Vista HS area. Many smaller homes start from high $1 millions, mid-size homes start from low $2 millions, and larger executive homes start from mid $2 millions and can go up to as much as $4 million, as of today. However, townhouses and condos with similar square footage are relatively less expensive, owing mainly to negligible lot sizes and lots of common walls and areas. Over the course of eight years since the last 2009 market crash, overall real estate prices have doubled. The high cost of living in Cupertino is attributed to mainly its high-quality schooling, its location nearest to Apple (mainly), safety of the town, and its central location within the Silicon Valley. The city has attracted many high-income professionals and executives many of which are all cash buyers. The price of housing in Cupertino seems to have ′more than weathered′ even the 2009 slump in economy.