Neighborhood Spotlight: Cuesta Park

Neighborhood Spotlight: Cuesta Park

Cuesta Park is one of the most desirable communities located within the city of Mountain View. Named after Cuesta Park, which anchors the neighborhood, the tree-lined streets are home to a mix of single-family homes and apartments along Mountain View's western edge.

The History

In the 1700s Spanish explorers passed through our valley, naming it "the valley of the oaks", and calling the Santa Cruz Mountains "Las Montanas Azules (the blue mountains)". In 1852, the city of Mountain View was named for the vista of Black Mountain above the rural valley. Between 1898 to 1915 the prune orchard, which includes the 12 acres of the Cuesta Park Annex, was planted by William H. Bubb. It is the city's last visual reminder of human interaction with nature which occurred in the first 20 centuries of our valley's history.

The Vibe

Cuesta Park is a tight-knit community with a loving, welcoming spirit! It is everything you would imagine a small community to be!
The Driveway Concert Series allows people to come together while socially distancing and enjoying music. Bring a chair, some food, and drinks, and enjoy an evening of entertainment with friends. A wonderful Canned Food Drive which allows you to leave your canned goods at the end of your driveway for local volunteers to pick up easily. A monthly Community Meeting, which anyone can attend, allows locals to catch up on what’s happening. The perfect time to get information and ask questions.
A local newsletter sent via email is something you don’t want to miss. It has everything from graduations to engagements, and anything community! There are local groups for any interest from foodies, to recipe-sharing, and gardening. This truly feels like an “everyone knows your name” community!

The Commute

Cuesta Park Community has a comfortable commute to many locations. Sitting about 15 miles from San Jose and 40 miles to San Francisco. Cuesta Park is conveniently near Highway 85. It’s also a short walk to the Grant Hill Park Shopping Center which includes Ranch 99 Market, Nob Hill, Marshalls, and many small, local shops

The Schools

  • Frank L. Huff Elementary
  • Benjamin Bubb Elementary
  • Isaac Newton Graham Middle 
  • Mountain View High School

Local Flavor

Residents of Cuesta Park can enjoy dining and shopping close by. Some highlights of the area include Afuri Ramen + Dumpling, for Japanese ramen. Savvy Cellar, as well as Rootstock Wine Bar, each are fabulous wine bars. In June Bay Biryanis opened, serving a range of Biryani dishes. Other dining options are slated to open soon such as Nick the Greek, Yifang Boba Shop, and Happy Lemon.

The Numbers

The median home listing price is $1,906,451, with current prices ranging from $1,525,000 to $2,290,000. The average price per square foot is $1,600.
Cuesta Park is California living without the big city. Many people eventually make their way back “home” after feeling the need to leave the small-town feel. As one person said, “I didn’t know how great it was until I left”.

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