Cupertino is located in Santa Clara County in the San Francisco South Bay Area. Cupertino is home to many high tech companies and major employers such as Apple Computers, IBM and Sun Microsystems. Cupertino's excellent location accommodates its 540,546 residence needs by providing the San Jose International Airport in close proximity. Cupertino is minutes from San Jose State University, Santa Clara University and Santa Cruz University. Cupertino also has some of the top elementary, middle and high schools in all the US. Housing prices tend to be over the $1M mark as many parents realize the value of the increasing system that is offered in Cupertino.