Cuernavaca, Mountain View


Step inside Cuernavaca’s main gate and the first thing you’ll see is the planned community’s clubhouse, which includes tennis courts, a pool, a workout room and a “tot lot” for the neighborhood’s children. For many residents, this is paradise.

The clubhouse, a social hub for the neighborhood, is the site of about three or four all-neighborhood parties a year.

A recent party, in September, was a Mexican Fiesta, catered by a resident who is the head chef at a nearby restaurant. About 85 neighbors enjoyed music, “Cuernavaca punch” and a short walk home.

There is no typical resident of Cuernavaca, both neighbors said. Cowan estimated that more than 20 languages are spoken at home in the 170-unit neighborhood. Over the years, he said, the neighborhood has attracted more and more younger residents.


CHILDCARE AND PRESCHOOLS (NEARBY) : Children’s House of Los Altos, 770 Berry Ave.; Little Acorn School, 1667 Miramonte Ave.; St. Timothy’s Nursery School, 2094 Grant Road

FIRE STATION: No. 2, 160 Cuesta Drive

LOCATION: between Springer road and Miramonte Avenue, Marilyn and Lincoln drives.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: Eastern Varsity Park Neighborhood Association, Lilly Yi, coordinator,

PARKS: Varsity Park, Duke Way and Jefferson Drive; Cuesta Park, Cuesta Drive

POST OFFICE: Blossom Valley, 1768 Miramonte Ave.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS (NEARBY): St. Joseph Catholic School, 1120 Miramonte Ave.; St. Francis High School, 1855 Miramonte Ave.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS: (Eligibility for school districts depends on resident’s address) Los Altos School District — Springer Elementary School, Blach Intermediate School; Mtn. View-Whistman School District — Bubb Elementary School, Graham Middle School; Mtn. View-Los Altos Union High School District — Los Altos or Mountain View high schools

SHOPPING: Blossom Valley Shopping Center, Miramonte Avenue and Cuesta Drive; Rancho Shopping Center, Foothill Expressway and Springer Road; Grant Road Plaza Shopping Center, Grant Road and Phyllis Avenue

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