The city combines the advantages of an attractive suburban residential setting.

Welcome to Sunnyvale

Advertised as “the City of Destiny” with a population of over 131,000, this city was initially known for its vast open space and fertile soil that made the area ideal for fruit orchards. Today the city combines the advantages of an attractive suburban residential setting, a diverse population, metropolitan cultural opportunities, and a dynamic economic base that includes technology, biotech, aerospace, communications, and manufacturing.
Sunnyvale is home to the Moffett Naval Air Station and Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, which are major local employers. In 2014, NASA announced it will be leasing the Moffett Federal Airfield to Google for 60 years, and Google has been using the airport to store planes used for atmospheric research. Sunnyvale is also home to some of the nation's most successful businesses, many of which have taken up office space within the new Sunnyvale Town Center and in the newly constructed Moffett Business Park.
Sunnyvale offers residents quality parks and a Public Safety Department that brings together fire and police functions for efficient and successful safety. Sunnyvale is proud to have one of the lowest crime rates in the nation and has an excellent public school system. The majority of homes are served by the Sunnyvale School District, but there are some locations in Sunnyvale served by the Cupertino School District and the Santa Clara Unified School District. Sunnyvale homes with Cupertino schools regularly sell at a premium compared to other homes in the district. Most of the city is served by the Fremont Union High School District by Homestead High and Fremont High.
Sunnyvale is comprised of 4 zip codes: 94085, 94086, 94087, and 94089. The 94085 zip code includes the area between Highway 101 and Central Expressway. The 94086 zip code includes the area between Central Expressway and El Camino Real and is the location that includes the Sunnyvale Town Center and City Hall. The 94087 zip code includes the areas South of El Camino Real and is primarily a residential area with homes zoned to the best schools in the city. The 94089 zip code is located North of Highway 101 and includes Lakewood Village, multiple mobile home parks, and newer townhome and condo developments located near Fair Oaks and Tasman. Below is the historical market data for the city based on zip codes.

Overview for Sunnyvale, CA

23,592 people live in Sunnyvale, where the median age is 32.2 and the average individual income is $69,491. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Sunnyvale, CA

There's plenty to do around Sunnyvale, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including A-Team Health and Fitness, Benny Evien's Fitness, and Silicon Valley Fencing Center.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 1.77 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.78 miles 44 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.43 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.89 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.07 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.29 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Sunnyvale, CA

Sunnyvale has 8,484 households, with an average household size of 2.75. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sunnyvale do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 23,592 people call Sunnyvale home. The population density is 6,750.23 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Sunnyvale, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Sunnyvale. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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San Miguel Elementary
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