Glass and steel corporate headquarters rise above and yet blend with tree-shrouded residential neighborhoods that climb into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountain range. This is the backdrop for living and working in Cupertino, California. The city's renown far surpasses its moderate size of approximately 54,000 residents. Around the world, Cupertino is famous as the home of high-tech giants, such as Apple Inc. and Symantec Corp. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Cupertino is known as the city with excellent public schools.