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.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    44
    0
  • Murder
    1
    0
  • Rape
    19
    41
  • Robbery
    40
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    358
    1
  • Theft
    993
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    194
    0

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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Sunnyvale Reviews

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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.
Review Sunnyvale
Sunnyvale is a gem in the South Bay for those who are looking for quaint, family friendly, safe neighborhoods with great schools. The historical downtown Sunnyvale area has a myriad of great shops and restaurants. The best part about Sunnyvale is that it's right in the middle of everything. Apple's new headquarters is being built in Cupertino, it's right around the corner from Santa Clara's new Levi Stadium. Hop on the freeway for a short ten minute drive and you'll find yourself in Mountain View or Palo Alto, homes to Stanford University, Stanford Shopping Center, Google, Facebook, and more.
I enjoy the variety of local business in the area, you can easily bypass major retailers even though we have those as well. Its a very calm city, with Google headquarters, Apple headquarters, Yahoo and other major companies in the surrounding cities. You can easily make it up to San Francisco by taking the CalTrain, so you don't have to deal with parking.
One of the downsides is that there is a lot of construction going on in the area, so if you use landmarks to navigate, you a may have a hard time since things are changing quickly. Another downside is the amount of traffic in the area. Since we are in the middle of some major tech headquarters, a lot of people commute through our city.