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When were prices and availability in Sunnyvale, CA last updated?

Prices and availability in Sunnyvale, CA were last updated on 27 May 2020.

What’s the average rent in Sunnyvale, CA?

The average rent in Sunnyvale, CA is $3,016.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Sunnyvale, CA?

The price range for a studio apartment in Sunnyvale, CA is between $1,650 and $3,621.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sunnyvale, CA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sunnyvale, CA is between $1,765 and $6,788.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Sunnyvale, CA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Sunnyvale, CA is between $2,495 and $8,612.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Sunnyvale, CA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Sunnyvale, CA is between $4,150 and $6,263.

Renters’ Guide to Sunnyvale, CA

Sunnyvale is located in Santa Clara County, CA, and is the seventh most populated city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sunnyvale is also close to several large cities, including San Jose 10 miles to the south, and both Oakland and San Francisco 40 miles to the north. The neighborhood is one of the major areas that makes up the high-tech area known as Silicon Valley, and this affluent California neighborhood is home to some of the biggest tech giants in the country.

Sunnyvale, CA Demographics

  • Total Population152,323
  • Female 78,577
    Male 73,746
  • Median Age35

Cost of Living in Sunnyvale, CA

Public transportation in Sunnyvale is operated by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, which runs both a bus line and a light rail. There is also a Caltrain commuter rail system with two separate stations in Sunnyvale, the Sunnyvale Station downtown in the Heritage District and the other known as the Lawrence Station in Eastern Sunnyvale. Typically, a one-way pass costs around $7.00 on average.

Dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant in Sunnyvale costs between $35 and $60, with the average meal costing about $50. Average utility costs in Sunnyvale are typical for Santa Clara County, and residents can expect to pay around $130 a month for items such as electricity, heating, and water.

Average Rent in Sunnyvale, CA

  • Sunnyvale, CA Average Rental Price, May 2020 $3,016 /mo

Sunnyvale, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $1,501-$2,0004%
  • > $2,00096%

Sunnyvale, CA Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 May / 2020
Sunnyvale, CA $2,652 $2,796 $2,757 $2,761 $2,765 $2,910 $2,896 $3,057 $3,004 $3,016
National $1,337 $1,368 $1,371 $1,374 $1,408 $1,417 $1,422 $1,458 $1,466 $1,468

Living in Sunnyvale, CA

There are many pros to living in Sunnyvale, the best of which being that it’s an incredibly safe place to live. As a matter of fact, Sunnyvale was ranked the safest city in the entire US by Smart Asset.

One of the few cons to living in Sunnyvale is the congestion. Obviously being in the middle of the high-tech area known as Silicon Valley has its perks, but with the sheer amount of people commuting in and out of town on a day-to-day basis can cause a bit of congestion around rush hour. Although traffic here is still significantly more manageable than in Oakland or San Francisco.

Things to do in Sunnyvale

There are plenty of fun things to do in Sunnyvale, whether it’s going out for a bit to eat and a drink, seeing a concert, or just enjoying the parks and outdoor scenery, Sunnyvale has something for people of all ages.

Shoppers will thoroughly enjoy themselves here too, as there are certainly no shortage of places to shop in Sunnyvale. One of the most popular spots is the Sunnyvale Town Center Mall, which features some of the area’s best shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

For those looking for something to do with kids in Sunnyvale or for something to do for free, look no further than the Summer Concert Series held on Historic Murphy Avenue. Concerts are played every week from June through August and there’s plenty of food and fun for everyone.

Sports fans are in for a treat in Sunnyvale too, as the Bay Area is home to a team in every major professional sport. Within a 30-mile radius, Sunnyvale residents can see the Golden State Warriors (NBA), San Francisco 49ers (NFL), San Jose Earthquakes (MLS), Oakland Athletics (MLB), and the San Francisco Giants (MLB).

Employment and Economy

There is no shortage of jobs in Sunnyvale, as the area is a major part of California’s high-tech Silicon Valley and the unemployment rate is just 3.0%. Sunnyvale is the home to tech giants Yahoo, Juniper Networks, NetApp, and Ariba, and other major companies like Lockheed Martin and Honeywell have a major presence as well, employing many Sunnyvale residents.

Sunnyvale, CA Households

  • Total Number of Households55,938
  • Family 38,111
    Non-family 17,827
  • Children 19,250
    No Children 36,688
  • Average People Per Household2.71
  • Median Household Income$131,791
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$2,294

Education in Sunnyvale

Elementary schools in Sunnyvale are served by the Sunnyvale School District, the Cupertino School District, and the Santa Clara Unified School District, while High Schools in the area are operated by the Fremont Union High School District.

Notable schools in Sunnyvale include Louis E. Stocklmeir Elementary School, Cumberland Elementary School, Fremont High School, and Homestead High School. The city also has public library access, provided by the Sunnyvale Public Library.

Sunnyvale, CA Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School15%
  • Some College16%
  • Associate Degree6%
  • Bachelor Degree29%
  • Graduate Degree31%

Tips for Renting in Sunnyvale

The rights of renters in Sunnyvale are governed by California state law, and are typical of most US tenant laws. Although California has a law that limits the amount of a security deposit to two-months’ rent, so landlords cannot charge extravagant costs for deposits.

And California also gives renters the right to repair and deduct, meaning that if a major repair is left neglected, the renter has the right to repair or pay to have a repair made and ultimately deduct the cost from their monthly rent payment.

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