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When were prices and availability in Sunnyvale, CA last updated?
Prices and availability in Sunnyvale, CA were last updated on 24 May 2022.
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What is the average rent in Sunnyvale, CA?
The average rent in Sunnyvale, CA is $2,812. Start your search for apartments in Sunnyvale, CA now.
What is the price range for a studio apartment in Sunnyvale, CA?
The price range for a studio apartment in Sunnyvale, CA is between $1,323 and $5,000. View all studio apartments in Sunnyvale, CA.
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 $1,550 and $6,349. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Sunnyvale, CA now.
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 $2,000 and $7,650. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Sunnyvale, CA.
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 $2,125 and $9,851. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Sunnyvale, CA.
Renter's 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 Population152,770
Female 79,285Male 73,485
- Median Age35.3
Sunnyvale, CA has a population of 152,770 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 73,485 of Sunnyvale’s residents are women and 79,285 are men. The median age of those who live in Sunnyvale, CA is 35.3.
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, April 2022 $2,812 /mo
The average monthly rent of apartments in Sunnyvale, CA is $2,812.
Sunnyvale, CA Apartment Rent Ranges
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Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Sunnyvale, CA is $2,812.
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, CA
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).
Sunnyvale, CA employment & 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 Households56,103
Family 37,977Non-family 18,126
Children 18,993No Children 37,110
- Average People Per Household2.71
- Median Household Income$140,631
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$2,465
According to U.S. Census data, there are 56,103 households in Sunnyvale, CA. 37,977 are family households and 18,126 are non-family households. There are 18,993 households with children in Sunnyvale and 37,110 households without children. On average, about 2.71 people live in a household in Sunnyvale, CA. The median income of a Sunnyvale household living in Sunnyvale is $140,631 per year. The median housing costs per month are $2,465.
Education in Sunnyvale, CA
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
The level of education of the population of Sunnyvale, CA is as follows: 4% have no high school education, 14% completed some high school, 16% partially completed college, 6% have an Associate Degree, 29% have a Bachelor Degree, and 31% have a Graduate Degree.
Tips for renting in Sunnyvale, CA
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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