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government and community meetings take place in the Cupertino Community Hall, a modern, state-of- the-art facility encompassing both public space and, in keeping with the values of the overall community, a well-patronized library.
This Civic Center Complex reflects both the innovative spirit and small-town roots of the community. The Community Hall is equipped with interactive multimedia speaking lecterns and the capability to broadcast and stream events and proceedings in on TV, radio, and the Internet. The room is a flexible meeting space used for corporate meeting, private events, but large enough to hold community-wide public assemblies. The award-winning architecture adheres to the core values of a people-centric civic community.
The Civic Plaza, an outdoor space just outside of Community Hall, contains a set of fountains, many trees, and a number of areas to sit out on the grass or park benches, all of which are very popular with families and children, especially in the summer. A family-oriented community with a very low crime rate, Cupertino centers its social scene around a healthy, active, and well-educated lifestyle. Adjacent to the Community Hall is a two-story library constructed with funds donated largely by the residents of Cupertino. Containing many family-friendly features, including a 16-foot aquarium next to the children’s books section, this library is a branch of the Santa Clara County system and has had the distinction for
The 2019 Cupertino Council Members from left to right:
Rod Sinks, Liang Chao, Steven Scharf, Darcy Paul and Jon Willey
each of the past several years of having the nation’s highest circulation for all libraries serving communities of this size.
Cupertino is complete with facilities for a diverse array of sports and other activities, including baseball, gymnastics, softball, soccer, cricket, swimming, and tennis. The city’s Parks and Recreation department offers hundreds of activities, ranging from painting to karate, pottery to guitar lessons, and language to a broad range of dance classes, as well as various after-school music programs. Parks distributed throughout the community, a nature preserve, a 9-hole community golf course, and a 17-court tennis facility at the Cupertino Sports Center provide easy access to activities throughout the year.
Many classes and community events are offered by De Anza College, also home to the Euphrat Museum of Art and the Fujitsu Planetarium. Both the private and public sectors provide a number of educational, entertaining, and recreational offerings. In addition to the Senior Center, the Quinlan Community Center, and the Cupertino Sports Center, the community has two golf courses, bowling alleys, and an ice-skating rink.
A number of venues make Cupertino an exciting and fascinating place for shopping and dining. In many ways, the relatively rapid change in the demographic makeup of the Cupertino community in recent decades is reflected in the diverse mixture of shopping and dining experiences.
Over the past few years, areas that have seen bustling foot traffic include the Crossroads Center, the Marketplace, The Oaks Shopping Center, the Cupertino Village, and Main Street Cupertino. Exciting new developments and businesses have started at nineteen800, Biltmore Adjacency, Saich Way, and Main Street Cupertino including many restaurants, merchants, and a new hotel.
Economic opportunities are abundant in this community, where the average income and savings are among the highest anywhere. Working together with the community, the Cupertino Chamber will continue to make Cupertino an economically vibrant and healthy community, now and in the future.
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