Sunnyvale is really its own small town located west of downtown San José between Mountain View and Santa Clara. It borders the south end of the San Francisco Bay to the north and Cupertino and the Interstate 280 to the south.
Sunnyvale is home to about 140,000 residents and is one of the major cities that make up Silicon Valley. It is the seventh most populous city in the San Francisco Bay area and borders portions of San Jose on the north. Sunnyvale was incorporated in 1910. Sunnydale is primarily a high-tech industrial town and companies saw the potential of computers and the power of semi conductors in the area and the city became the nexus of research, development and manufacturing that created Silicon Valley.
The South half of Sunnyvale is predominantly residential where the north portion is zoned for industrial and commercial use primarily. Downtown Sunnyvale is located in the heart of the city between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue. There's a community center, public library and several parks and schools throughout the community. Public transportation is easy as its general location is at the crossroads of four of the South Bay's major freeways and expressways. Three international airports are all within easy freeway access and there are several commuter transit stations such as Caltrain, Amtrak and the Valley Transportation Authority as well as light rail service in Greyhound bus lines.
The city offers affordable housing and innovative solutions for those moving here for tax purposes. They offer a number of creative financing programs to assist property owners in making building improvements throughout the community, something a little unique to Sunnydale. Utilities are supported directly through user fees and not through tax revenues and government subsidies.
Sunnydale offers 13 elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools. There's also seven universities and college campuses with in Sunnydale. The community center offers a variety of facility rentals, picnic areas and recreational sports for youth and adults. There are over 25 city parks, recreational facilities and golf courses throughout Sunnyvale making it a highly desirable place for families and those that support active lifestyles. There's a senior center, activities for adults and children, summer programs and afterschool programs.
The median list price for a home in Sunnyvale is about $1.2 million but homes range from $520,000 to over $2.3 million depending on size and location. In any given time there are roughly 50 properties for sale throughout Sunnyvale. We would like to showcase all of the condominiums and townhouses available throughout Sunnydale so for more information please view active listings on this page or contact our Sunnyvale and San Jose real estate agent for all the details on condominiums, lofts and townhouses for sale.