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Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale

A charming and laidback community in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Welcome to Sunnyvale Heritage District

 
A charming and laidback community in the heart of Silicon Valley
 
At the center of Sunnyvale, residents enjoy the most walkable and friendly area of town while living within commuting distance of San Francisco, San Jose, and the spread of Silicon Valley.
 
Sunnyvale was a coveted location from its inception—its robust beginnings as an agricultural town in the 1850s garnered it the nickname “Gardens of the World.”  During World War II, the community transitioned to manufacturing steam engines, rocket launchers, and naval guns, which paved the way for its emergence as the international high-tech capital it is today.
 
Housing in Sunnyvale is on the high end since the high quality of life and proximity to lucrative industries drive prices up. Most residential real estate comprises single-family homes, although an impressive mixed-used community is developing in the city center with contemporary condos and apartments.
 

What to Love

 
  • Downtown’s quaint shops and restaurants of downtown
  • Nearby South Bay coastline
  • Vibrant festivals celebrating culture and holidays

People & Lifestyle

 
Despite its proximity to one of California’s busiest metropolitan areas, Sunnyvale is a peaceful and friendly community offering residents a slower pace of life. Thanks to Sunnyvales’ year-round mild weather, residents enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle by taking advantage of the numerous bike paths winding through the town.
 
Given its proximity to Silicon Valley, it’s no surprise the majority of the residents are working professionals with lucrative careers in technology. Couples enjoy the area’s exciting variety of shopping and dining, and young families have the privilege of sending their children to some of the best public schools in the state.
 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

 
Historic Murphy Avenue is the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare and is home to an enticing variety of quaint independent stores, restaurants, and cafes.
 
Since Napa Valley is only a drive away, the avenue is lined with several tasting rooms for sampling the rhones of Black Sheep Winery and the chardonnays of Villa Vallecito Wines.  Farther down the block, Art on Main hosts the work of over 30 artists—perfect for home decoration. For the culinistas, Creative Cookware Murphys has a selection of unique, high-quality cooking utensils and dishware.
 
For dining, locals head to the popular Ramen Seas, a no-frills restaurant with a menu of straightforward but high-quality Japanese bites. Nearby, the best Italian cuisine in the area can be found at Sweet Sicily Italian, an establishment founded by two Sicilians inspired by the flavors of their home country. Gastro-pub River Rock Taproom offers a lively atmosphere in its rustic digs and a menu of delicious tapas.  
 

Things to Do

 
Living in the heart of the Bay Area, Sunnyvale residents have access to a wide variety of activities and experiences, highlighted by the town’s penchant for exciting festivals.
 
From mid-June through late August, residents enjoy the warm summer nights each Wednesday evening as the historic Murphy avenue transforms into an outdoor music venue with a lineup of great artists. During the winter, this same strip becomes a night of holiday celebration. The Holiday Tree Lighting features spirited music, Santa photo-ops, and that special moment the colorful lights are switched on.
 
During the rest of the year, residents can practice their swing and talk business on one of the region’s many golf courses, including the executive course of Sunken Gardens and the exquisitely maintained fairway of Sunnyvale Golf Course. Day trips to Byington and David Bruce Wineries are also popular, as many enjoy the tastings and fresh air of these picturesque vineyards.
 

Schools

 
Sunnyvale is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
 
 
 
 

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