A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$790,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,797
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Sunnyvale Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    44
    273
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    19
    41
  • Robbery
    40
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    358
    525
  • Theft
    993
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    194
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$105,401
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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My husband and I have been living in Sunnyvale, CA for about 2.5 years now. We purchased our mobile home at that time, and have been quite satisfied with our decision. The area in Sunnyvale that we live in is fairly quiet, and secluded. One of the downsides to living in our neighborhood is that we have very limited grocery store options that are walking distance, as well as restaurants and shopping. One of the best things about our area is that we are a short walk away from the VTA light rail, getting us to Levi Stadium in 10 minutes, along with various other destinations close by. The family atmosphere is our area is nice, but could be drastically improved with better parks, dog parks, and recreational areas. The downtown scene is alright. Nice restaurants, but kind of misplaced amongst the run down Macy's. Could use some cleaning up to make it the vibrant downtown it has the potential to have.
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The neighborhoods in Sunnyvale are very safe in general. There are minimum number of crimes and if there are any (which I have never experienced) are no more than petty crimes. I am a 24 year old female and I feel comfortable strolling down the streets in the middle of the night without any issues.
Sunnyvale is working to be more modern and appeal to younger crowd while it still works to maintain its older residents.
There are many positives to living in Sunnyvale; you get a nice, quiet suburban vibe while having the city life in your fingertips with San Jose and San Francisco within 30 mile radius. The only frightening thing is pricing due to several high-tech companies nearby (Apple, Google, Facebook, etc.) Although, this does present people with a lot of career opportunities.
Sunnyvale is a great place to live if you have a family and would like to settle down. It isn't too crowded and has many friendly neighborhoods. Always clean and well take care of! Where I live, I wish there was better grocery stores.