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Overall Niche Grade
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  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-
Sunnyvale is a city in California with a population of 152,323. Sunnyvale is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Sunnyvale offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Sunnyvale there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sunnyvale and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Sunnyvale are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,111,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,332
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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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
    90
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    45.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    272.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,133.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    226.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    23%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Sunnyvale

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$131,791
National
$55,322
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Sunnyvale Reviews

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Sunnyvale is the city I've grown up in, and I love it! Sunnyvale has some of the best public schools, starting from elementary all the way up to high school. There are a lot of different areas in Sunnyvale to shop, explore, and have fun. There are still small businesses in Sunnyvale, such as Zanotto's Family Market, the fruit stand, and others around the city. Sunnyvale is a rather big town, but it has that small town feel. You get to know your neighbors and everyone is super friendly. For nightlife, downtown is a great place to go, filled with many restaurant choices, bars, nightclubs, and an ice rink in December. Over the summer, downtown hosts different bands for free concerts on Wednesdays, bringing the community together even more. These are just a few things that make Sunnyvale unique - come visit and see for yourself!
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This area is super safe, and great for raising a family. The schools in Sunnyvale are really reputable and prepare your child for his/her future. Although the living expenses here can be pricey, it is worth the investment! Because this is Silicon Valley, there are so many job opportunities and you will be in the center of technology.
Sunnyvale is a very comfortable suburban neighborhood with suburban city life within driving distance. Its very family friendly, with quite neighborhoods, but also young adult friendly, with various food places open late and night clubs nearby. The downtown is small, but cozy, and there is a lot of natural preserves such as Rancho San Antonio nearby for outdoors people to go hiking. There is a very diverse selection of cuisines from Indian to Chinese to Italian to American that serve high quality, authentic food. Sunnyvale is also right next to the location of America's most popular tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook.