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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
$859,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,949
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

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
    54
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    19
    41
  • Robbery
    34
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    337
    500
  • Theft
    874
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    177
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$109,799
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    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
    9%
    13%

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I have lived in the city of Sunnyvale for the past six years, and I can definitely say that I absolutely love living in this city. There is numerous of fun activities to do, plenty of fun new restaurants to try, and activities that the community can participate in. As I have attended a public school in Sunnyvale, I can say that it was a great experience and compared to the experience of other students from nearby cities, I am glad that I attended school here. There is rarely any traffic and the commute from place to place can be easily navigated. The city is kept clean and is pleasing to the eyes. Although there is lots of construction currently happening, I am looking forward for the exciting new additions to the community.
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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.
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.