is an upper-income residential neighborhood in western Cupertino, California
. "Monta Vista" does not mean anything in any language but is very similar to "Monte Vista," which means "mountain view" in Spanish
. However, it is not affiliated with the nearby city of Mountain View
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 homes ranch styled suburban homes ranging from 1,400 to 2,500 square feet. Beginning in the 1990s and through continuing development, the Cupertino (Monta Vista) community saw the building of much larger executive and custom... Read More