Cuernavaca is a planned unit development, consisting of 170 Spanish-style homes on an approximately 30 acre parcel of land. The homes occupy two-thirds of this parcel, with the rest being the property and responsibility of
the Homeowners' Association.
The Cuernavaca site was originally part of a cherry orchard. Later it was the
location of the nine-hole Cherry Chase Golf Course and attendant swim club.
The course was eventually considered for redevelopment under the so-called
Sylvan-Dale Plan (1974).
Cuernavaca was a joint project of Dividend Development Corporation (Santa
Clara) and Bay View Financial Corporation (San Mateo). Cuernavaca was
completed in five phases,
and the first walk-through of a Cuernavaca home was in September 1986.
The completion year of each phase is noted below:
There are six different Cuernavaca plans or models: A through F. Plans A and B come in two variations (e.g., A1 and A2);
plans C through F comprise of three varieties each. A comparison of the six plans can be found below: