Sitting on the cusp of the Santa Clara Valley and Alameda County border is the city of Milpitas. Generally considered as part of the Silicon Valley with several notable companies headquartered within its limits, Milpitas is also known as a suburb of the South Bay and in particular to the city of San Jose.
Despite its proximity in the northern corner of the valley, Milpitas is headquarters to several industrial and high technology companies, the most notable of its roster including SanDisk, Linear Technology, Sigma Designs and Flex. Many others have offices in the city including Cisco, Quantum and Avaya.
Geographically, the city borders San Jose to its south and Fremont in the East Bay to its north. The general scope of the city is found between two major interstate freeways 880, 680 and at the eastern end of State Route 237. Land wise, the eastern portion of Milpitas are mainly a range of high foothills referred to as the Diablo Range, and a prominent summit found there includes Monument Peak.
Historically, this area was formerly referred to as "Rancho Milpitas" or Spanish for 'little corn fields' and served as the crossroads between Mission San Jose found in modern day Fremont, as well as Mission Santa Clara in present day Santa Clara. Surprisingly, it has served as a popular stop for travelers looking to rest between the old Oakland-San Jose highway for over a century. Although many of the historic hotels and saloons have since then been moved or demolished as of the late 1800's.
Milpitas was officially incorporated as a city in the mid 1950's after the threat of being taken over by the rapidly growing and expanding city of San Jose. The acceleration of residential and retail development for the city occurred most recently in the 1960's and 1970's as the hayfields disappeared rapidly and housing developments spread creating the notion of the city as a suburb of San Jose.
Current notable sites in the city include the Great Mall of the Bay Area, Elmwood Correctional Facility, Ed R. Levin County Park, Monument Peak and historic Milpitas Grammar School building, now the new Milpitas Library.
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