Welcome to Sunnyvale
Enjoy the best of life in sunny California
Nestled in Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale is one of the most sought-after cities in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a sunny climate, family-friendly environment, and close access to nature, it’s not hard to understand why people are drawn to the area. Its ideal location allows residents to conveniently access nearby metropolitan areas, including San Jose and San Francisco.
Sunnyvale’s history is deeply rooted in agriculture. By the 1800s, Spanish settlers had planted figs, grapes, grains, and pears in the fertile land. The railroad arrived in the area in the 1860s, prompting further growth. Since then, Sunnyvale has evolved into a thriving, safe, and desirable place to call home.
A drive through this idyllic town will reveal a number of architectural styles. Here, you can find everything from Craftsman to Victorian homes to ranch-style residences.
What to Love
- Laid-back and friendly atmosphere
- Year-round festivals and events
- Close to metropolitan cities
People & Lifestyle
Sunnyvale is home to over 150,000 residents, who enjoy a suburban-urban lifestyle. Living here allows residents to experience all of the benefits of living close to the big city while appreciating a slower pace of life.
Home to residents from all walks of life, Sunnyvale is made up of retirees, commuters, families, and nature enthusiasts. The people who are lucky enough to reside here enjoy plenty to see and do. This bustling town has something for everyone.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Living in Sunnyvale gives you close access to San Jose and San Francisco, but that doesn’t mean that Sunnyvale is boring! Far from it, Sunnyvale is filled with options when it comes to dining, shopping, and entertainment. C.J. Olson Cherries
is a historic family farm that has been a part of the area for more than a century. If you want to try some local apricots or cherries, you’re sure to love C.J.’s.
For a casual bite to eat, head over to Longhorn Charcoal Pit
. Here, you can enjoy burgers, barbecue, and other American eats in an old-fashioned counter-serve spot complete with booths. Falafel Stop
is another local eatery that is beloved by locals and visitors alike. Enjoy a variety of Mediterranean staples, including hummus, handmade pitas, and falafel.
Explore the historic Murphy Avenue, which is located in the heart of Downtown Sunnyvale
. This charming district is lined with retailers, restaurants, and local shops. Here, you’ll find a great place to work, play, shop, and dine!
Things to Do
It’s hard to imagine being bored while living here. Get some sunshine while spending time at Ortega Park
. This park has plenty to do, including basketball and tennis courts, a cricket pitch, kid’s play equipment, and much more. Baylands Park
is stretched over 70 acres on the San Francisco Bay and comprises playgrounds, trails, and a wetlands preserve. Connect with nature by escaping the hustle and bustle of city life and soaking up the tranquil atmosphere at Baylands.
Get your tee time in at Sunken Gardens Golf Course
. This immaculate golf course is the perfect place to play, whether you’re a rookie or an experienced golfer. Similarly, Twin Creeks
is an expansive athletic facility for softball, football, soccer league play, and tournaments.
Sunnyvale is known for its excellent schools. Top educational institutions here include:
- West Valley Elementary School
- Cupertino Middle School
- Homestead High School