6.5 out of 10

Cuernavaca

37.3709753457443 -122.062724795592
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Shopping Options
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
2yrs+

"Apartment home haven"

Bounded by US Route 85, South Knickerbocker Drive and West El Camino Real, Cuernavaca is an apartment home haven nestled deep within the suburbs of Mountain View. The neighborhood itself is relatively small, encompassing less than a dozen residential blocks. It is also almost exclusively residential and largely dominated by single-family homes. In recent years, there have been plenty of foreclosures within the area, which afford cheaper housing options, but can add to the dwindling state of the district. And as a result, the community levies in a pretty diverse crowd, consisting of everything from the retired couples to Silicon Valley professionals to young families.

While convenient to Silicon Valley and its many amenities, Cuernavaca is not really known for anything except its numerous apartment facilities and apartment homes. In fact, the community is made up of six apartment facilities, all having their own sense of style and ambiance. They differ from light brown, two-story homes covered by the trees and thick foliage to bright, multi-colored stucco three-story apartment homes. There are some nicer apartment homes situated along Cuernavaca Circulo that evoke a quaint, Spanish-style theme and afford both more livingn space and a two-story garage. Other homes consist of a more Mediterranean-style with the standard home having three to four-bedrooms and 1,500 to 2,500 sq. ft. of living space. What’s unfortunate about these residences are the number of walls you share with your neighborho (one and sometimes two walls). This, in turn, gives you little privacy. If you’re looking to own, housing units tend to range from $900,000 to $1.2 million.

There are a few amenities that Cuernavaca maintains within the neighborhood. While the community is lush with green residential aesthetic and sharp communal quarters, it is also somewhat pedestrian-friendly. Many students choose to walk to school from the neighborhood, considering Huff Elementary, Graham Middle School and Mountain View High School are all less than a mile away. For commuters, residents also have easy access to US Route 85, which just so happens to skirt the northern corner of the district. And for those visiting, you can stay at the handful of large, mid-rise hotels, which include the glamorous Hilton Garden Inn. Most of these accommodations fit along West El Camino Real.
Pros
  • Beautiful Town Homes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Really Nice Mediterrean Style Homes"

Although a touch on the homogenous side, the Cuernavaca neighborhood, on the far eastern end of Mountain View, is pretty attractive. It feels a little like Florida to me, with palms and manicured lawns. The homes are in that Mediterranean style that
is so popular right now. I am not a huge fan of homogeneity but it is okay here.

Oh yeah and the price tag?

Most of these 80’s townhomes will run you about $1 million—though you can get them for about half that if you get one that has been foreclosed.
Pros
  • Beautiful Town Homes
  • Great Schools
  • Great Recreation Areas
Cons
  • Overly Homogenous
  • Very, Very Expensive
  • Poor Access to Public Transportation/Commuting
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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