Cuesta Park

Cuesta Park is a neighborhood in Mountain View CA with a very traditional look that mixes ranch-style homes, canopies of mature trees along the streets, plenty of park space and convenient access to community services. Homes are typically moderate in size and the lots match, with most around 6000 square feet.  The neighborhood street boundaries are Cuesta Avenue, Miramonte Avenue, Grant Road, Castro Street and El Camino Real.

 

Quick Facts about Cuesta Park in Mountain View CA

  • 844 Homes, condos, and apartments in a .44 square mile area
  • Most homes originally built from 1953 to 1956
  • Bubb Park located within the neighborhood and Cuesta Park located across the street
  • Originally planted as a prune orchard by William Bubb in the late 19th century
  • Popular streets include Alison, Nilda, and Gretel
  • Close to recently rebuilt El Camino Hospital with state-of-the-art healthcare
  • Cuesta Park Neighborhood Association advocates resident needs including the Cuesta Park Annex project
  • Minutes to shopping, services, freeways, and downtown Mountain View

 

Life in the Cuesta Park neighborhood

Most residents enjoy close, walkable access to the Blossom Valley Shopping Center (Safeway, CVS, and more), Grant Park Plaza Shopping Center, or downtown Mountain View on Castro Street.  In addition to the tree lined streets, they often spend time in Bubb Park which has a playground and picnic space or the huge 25-acre Cuest Park with a play ground, picnic areas, tennis courts, walk paths, pet park, and bandstand for summer concerts.

 

Schools serving Cuesta Park

Benjamin Bubb Elementary School is located with the Cuesta Park neighborhood at 525 Hans Avenue.  Their 2012 API score was 921.  This school is considered one of the top schools in the area.  Their number is 650-526-3480.

Graham Middle School is located within the neighborhood as well and is located at 1175 Castro Street.  Their 2012 API score was 848.  This school is highly regarded by parents in the area.  Their number is 650-526-3570.

Mountain View High School serves students in this neighborhood at is located at 3535 Truman Ave.  Their 2012 API score was 865 which compares favorably to other schools in the area.  Their number is 650-940-4600.

 

Property Profiles and Homes for Sale

The original homes were typically 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, with 1300-1400 square feet of living space on a 6000 square foot lot.  There are many of these homes still available but the neighborhood has seen many homes either replaced with new architectural styles or updated ranch-style homes.  The average selling price (ASP) in September 2012 was $1,255,000 which is up substantially from the $985,750 it was in September 2011.  Four months of 2012 has seen the ASP over $1.2M.

The sales price to list price ratio is currently 109.1% which means that most offer are about 9% over the asking price to be successful.  This is consistent with all of 2012 and up substantially from 2011 when it was just of 101%.  What that means to home buyers is that their offers must be above asking prices to win.  While this situation doesn’t apply to all homes, it does apply to most.

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