The City of Cupertino (population 58,000) is located against the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains at the west end of the world famous Silicon Valley. Cupertino has one of the most diverse, progressive, and technologically savvy populations in Northern California, and is committed to being a model multicultural community. Around the world, Cupertino is renowned as the headquarters of high-tech giant, Apple Inc., and many other Silicon Valley companies. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Cupertino is known as a city with outstanding public schools including top ranked De Anza College, and beautiful open space preserves. The combination of innovation, education and collaboration make Cupertino a desirable location for residents, businesses, and visitors alike.