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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 151,565. Sunnyvale is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Sunnyvale offers residents an urban 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
$968,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,147
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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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
    62
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    19
    41
  • Robbery
    36
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    330
    500
  • Theft
    1,208
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    192
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    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
$118,314
National
$55,322
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Sunnyvale Reviews

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I moved from San Jose and lived predominantly white neighborhood. I was Mexican living with people who had a completely different way of living. However, when I moved to Sunnyvale I was amazed on how diverse and amazing the people were. I would say Sunnyvale is a fairly small city and for the most part everyone in your neighborhood will know each other. From the second I arrived in Sunnyvale I felt this joy that many people from different backgrounds were living around me and all throughout Sunnyvale. For the most part this community we have in Sunnyvale makes me proud to live here. Only issue I would say is just the huge wealth gap .
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Sunnyvale is a family friendly town with a cute mom and pop downtown full of funky restaurants and stores. The newly developed addition to downtown is more modern, with Philz coffee, luxury apartments and Orangetheory Fitness. The Saturday farmer's market is wonderful with friendly vendors and great quality produce, artisan jewelry and the quaint food trucks that have been in attendance for the past 15 years and some newer ones on the foodie fad.
A beautiful, welcoming city. Sunnyvale is so diverse, technologically relevant, and filled with friendly people. My only complaints? The grass has all died and the traffic sucks. It's still worth it, though, especially for the schools and opportunities granted to the students and workers here.