Welcome to Sunnyvale
The birthplace of the video game industry, this city is deeply rooted in California’s tech culture.
Located in the Silicon Valley in northwest Santa Clara County, Sunnyvale lies along the historic El Camino Real and Highway 101 and is close to California’s Redwood Forests and Napa Valley. Boasting a population of more than 150,000 residents, the area is considered the county's second-most populous city after San Jose and the seventh most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The birthplace of the video game industry, the former location of Atari headquarters, and the location of a fictional computer game company in the 1983 film WarGames, Sunnyvale is deeply rooted in California’s tech culture. Many technology companies are headquartered and operate here, including several aerospace/defense brands.
Punctuated by a range of parks, bike trails, and golf courses, Sunnyvale offers near-perfect weather year-round — 79-degree temps and sunshine are forecasted daily.
Known for its diversity, the community is full of unique restaurants and cultural experiences that include a number of festivals each year. The city also is well-known for its excellent schools and commitment to safety.
Sunnyvale is home to the headquarters of a number of technology and defense companies, so lots of wealthy tech execs reside here.
An environmentally friendly city that promotes recycling and bicycle use.
Music and wine festivals are popular here, and residents gather for them regularly.
A variety of single- and multi-family homes, condos, and renovated apartment buildings provide ample living arrangements for residents.
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Sunnyvale continues to rank as one of California’s safest cities to live. There are 17 parks in Sunnyvale — 11 provide party facilities, water fun, sports fields, playgrounds, and picnic areas.
Parents have their choice of a variety of top schools in Sunnyvale. Some of the most popular options include:
- Cumberland Elementary
- Cherry Chase Elementary