Welcome to Sunnyvale
Inviting city with a suburban atmosphere at the heart of Silicon Valley.
Nestled between Apple’s home in Cupertino and the Google headquarters in Mountain View, Sunnyvale is an attractive and diverse Silicon Valley suburban community with a thriving local economy.
Charming Sunnyvale has an abundance of parks and green spaces, with 476 acres of parkland dotted throughout the city. This open space includes two public golf courses and the beautifully-maintained Charles Street Gardens.
Sunnyvale is also home to Silicon Valley’s largest urban farm. The 11-acre Full Circle Farm is a not-for-profit enterprise run by local volunteers yielding fantastic organic produce. This community-focused project also runs a variety of educational programs to help local children better understand farming and their relationship to the natural world.
This calm suburban setting benefits from one of the United States’ lowest crime rates. Residents have access to a fantastic public schools operated by the Sunnyvale, Cupertino, and Santa Clara Unified School Districts.
Sunnyvale Real Estate Insights
The southern half of the city contains more than a thousand distinctively Californian Mid-Century Modern properties designed by noted architect Joseph Eichler. Homes are situated on quiet residential streets in laidback pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, promoting a sense of community spirit and making Sunnyvale an inviting environment in which to raise a family.
With its prime Silicon Valley location and outstanding public school system, Sunnyvale’s real estate is some of the most in-demand in the entire Bay Area. Sunnyvale’s median sales price increased by 21% over the past twelve months, reaching $1,400,000, with an average price per square foot of $942.
People & Lifestyle
Along with Sunnyvale’s proximity to the big hitters of Apple and Google, the city contains a cluster of successful business enterprises operating out of Moffett Business Park and Sunnyvale’s recently-developed Town Center. This progressive tech-focused community is home to a diverse mix of companies including aerospace, biotech, communications, manufacturing, and tech firms. Lockheed Missiles & Space Company and Moffett Naval Air Station are major local employers.
Amazon’s Lab 126 research facility is located in Sunnyvale, producing innovative products such as the Kindle line of e-readers and the Echo voice-command devices. Other notable firms with a local presence include Yahoo!, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Nokia, and Walmart.com, among many others.
This city’s forward-thinking and innovative character extends to the provision of public services. Sunnyvale is one of the only cities in the country to operate a unified public safety department, meaning that all public safety officials are comprehensively trained as EMTs, firefighters, and police officers. Sunnyvale’s unusual approach to public safety has been a resounding success and the city regularly ranks among the nation’s safest.
There are fantastic international restaurants dotted throughout Sunnyvale. Asian cuisine is particularly popular and numerous highly-regarded eateries serve fantastic Japanese, Indian, and Korean food. Sawa Sushi serves some of the finest raw fish creations you’ll find on either side of the Pacific Ocean, with a master chef preparing a course of delectable sashimi and sushi.