Sunnyvale Overview

Looking around the city of Sunnyvale, in its prime with some of the greatest tech giants burrowing their roots deep into the California soil, it’s difficult to imagine it as anything but a modern epicenter. However, when Martin J. Murphy crossed into California in 1844, a very different sight met his eyes.

Verdant, rolling hills sprawled across the landscape, dotted with more sheep and trees than people. Early Spanish explorers had christened it “Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas,” or “Lamb’s Pasture,” and it would become what is known today as Sunnyvale. As with much of Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale began its life agriculturally. In 1849, Murphy purchased a ranch of 4,800 acres and cultivated it into a vast orchard. Just thirteen years later, Murphy granted permission for the Southern Pacific Railroad to cut through the west side of his property; a decision that rapidly accelerated the settlement, agriculture, and commerce that allowed Sunnyvale to flourish into the incredible place it is today.

As orchards gave way to homes and modern industries, Sunnyvale grew rich with opportunity.

As the second largest city in Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale boasts an array of neighborhoods which showcase a spectrum of homes and offer accessibility to a multitude of lifestyles. Over two dozen neighborhood associations, as well as well-appointed community centers, a plethora of culturally and ethnically diverse local businesses, and 18 award-winning parks have shown just how much Sunnyvale has grown since it first became established.

Though Sunnyvale no longer remains the idyllic “pasture” landscape of yesteryear, history still remains. Major thoroughfares, such as the C.J. Olsen Cherry Stand on El Camino Real or the Corn Palace farm off of Lawrence Expressway harken back to how the city began, granting Sunnyvale its rich, distinctive character.

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With streets named Peacock, Nightingale, and Parrot, it’s no wonder what gave this neighborhood its moniker. Birdland is bounded by Dunholme Way and Dunford Way on the north, Lawrence Expressway on the east, Homestead Avenue on the South, and Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road on the west.

Home construction began in the 1960s, with single-story residences ranging in size from 1,300 square feet to 1,600 square feet on generous lots of 6,000 square feet to 8,000 square feet. Later on in the decade, these homes would be extended to larger, more luxurious two-story homes, though because many of the homes in Birdland have retained their original character and size, the neighborhood feels modest and charming.

Not only does Birdland offer a variety of home styles, but it is a neighborhood of choice due to its locale. Residing just two blocks from access to Interstate 280 and Highway 85, Birdland has become a prime location for commuters, especially Apple employees, as the neighborhood rests just across Homestead Avenue from the new Apple campus.

Birdland also boasts high-performing elementary schools. Stocklmeir Elementary and Laurelwood Elementary both provide the foundation of Birdland’s value, and are an encouraging factor to families with young children who are thinking of settling down in the neighborhood. These elementary schools feed into Cupertino Middle School and then Fremont High School. Locally-owned restaurants and businesses, convenient shopping at Ranch 99 Market and Homestead Square Shopping Center, and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center are all just minutes away.

Outdoor recreation is provided in abundance in Birdland. The over 18-acre Ortega Park hosts picnic areas, a spray pool, tennis courts, or space to play cricket, and Raynor Park offers an array of standard amenities along with an inline skating rink.

But perhaps one of the most impressive features of Birdland is Full Circle Farm. Spanning 11 acres, Full Circle Farm is a volunteer-run community farm that advocates natural and sustainable food production and provides education and training to that end. On the Farm, visitors learn the full circle of food production, from soil preparation to harvesting and cooking the fruits of one’s labor. Visitors come to the farm for internships, team building events, tours, weekly harvest share food purchase programs, or just casually picking up the harvest of the day from the produce and egg stand. In the fall, the Farm becomes the neighborhood’s pumpkin patch and corn stock maze which is popular with young families.


  • Ortega Park – 636 Harrow Way, Sunnyvale, CA. 94087
  • Raynor Park – 1565 Quail Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA. 94087
  • Full Circle Farm -1055 Dunford Way, Sunnyvale, CA. 94087

Public Schools: 

  • Laurelwood Elementary School- grades K-5 , 955 Teal Drive, Santa Clara, CA. 95051
  • Louis Stocklmeir Elementary School- grades K-5, 592 Dunholme Way, Sunnyvale, CA. 94087
  • Cupertino Middle School- grades 6-8, 1650 S Bernardo Ave, Sunnyvale, CA. 94087
  • Marian Peterson Middle School- grades 6-8 1380 Rosalia Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA. 94087
  • Fremont High School- grades 9-12, 1279 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road, Sunnyvale, CA. 94087
  • Adrian Wilcox High School- grades 9-12, 3250 Monroe St, Santa Clara, CA 95051

Central Sunnyvale

Central Sunnyvale is a vibrant community that offers the best of both worlds in terms of peaceful living and valuable life conveniences. Its boundaries are El Camino Real and Old San Francisco Road on the north, Wolfe Road and Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road on the east, Dunholme Way and Homestead Road on the south and Hollenbeck Avenue on the west.

Within Central Sunnyvale are sub-neighborhoods boasting an eclectic mix of single-family homes, as well as one-to two-story townhomes, all varying in style and type. Most of the single-family homes consist of the traditional Ranch, while two-story homes tend to be more contemporary, and mid-century modern homes are of a more modest size. Despite the varying sizes and styles, construction on these residences began in the mid-1950s and range from 1,500 square feet to 2,300 square feet, on an average lot size between 6,000 square feet to 9,000 square feet.

These sub-neighborhoods offer a nice balance of seclusion and access to necessary amenities. The streets in these areas are strategically partitioned so that through traffic is minimized, creating pockets of homes with ample privacy and tranquility. At the same time, the sub-neighborhoods are surrounded by pathways to major commute arteries and daily life amenities, granting a mere five-minute drive to Interstate 280, Lawrence Expressway, Central Expressway, and The Sunnyvale Caltrain Station. Residents can also easily access convenient groceries, plus fine dining and shopping at Cherry Orchard Shopping Center. Other large shopping centers include West Sunnyvale, Pavlina, and Hacienda.

Because the region is so large, Central Sunnyvale has appointed a multitude of schools to serve the area. The four area elementary schools include Ellis, Braly, Cumberland, and Stocklemeir, while the middle schools consist of Peterson, Sunnyvale, and Cupertino. Fremont, Wilcox, and Homestead serve as the high schools for the area.

This neighborhood offers outdoor recreation in spades. Residents love to frequent Panama Park, with its five acres of an open green field and picnic stations. Braly Park, on the Braly Elementary School campus in the Braly Corner area, grants standard park amenities, in addition to more unique ones such as a sand volleyball court, lagoon, and spray pool. Located by the Sunnyvale Community Center, Heritage Park boasts an apricot orchard and pays homage to Sunnyvale’s rustic past with a display of vintage harvest equipment, along with other relics that can be seen in the Park’s Sunnyvale Heritage Museum.

The Sunnyvale Community Center is acclaimed as the city’s crown jewel. The Center is the location of a multitude of cultural programs and recreational activities and events for seniors, after school children, adults, and summer time programs. Framed by the serene pond and grassy knolls that make up the Sunnyvale Community Park, the Community Center complex includes such amenities as a performing arts center, a general recreation center, a creative arts center, an indoor sports center, and an arboretum. The Center boasts a 200-seat, state-of-the-art theater, and 300-seat internet-ready conference room.


  • Panama Park – 755 Dartshire Way Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Braly Park – 704 Daffodil Court Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  • Heritage Park – 550 East Remington Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Sunnyvale Community Center – 550 East Remington Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94087

 Public Schools: 

  • Braly Elementary- grades K-5, 675 Gail Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA.  94086
  • Cumberland Elementary- grades K-5, 824 Cumberland Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA. 94087
  • Stocklmeir Elementary- grades K-5, 592 Dunholme Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Sunnyvale Middle School- grades 6-8, 1080 Mango Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA. 94087
  • Fremont High School- grades 9-12, 21370 Homestead Road, Cupertino, CA. 95014

Cherry Chase

The Cherry Chase neighborhood is a highly sought-after part of Sunnyvale. It is bounded by El Camino Real on the north, Mary Avenue, Remington Avenue and Hollenbeck on the east, Fremont Avenue on the south, and Highway 85 on the west.

The tree-lined streets across this neighborhood exude serenity, their meandering twists and curves, as well as numerous cul-de-sacs, allowing young children to safely congregate and play without the worry of abundant traffic.

Cherry Chase’s tight-knit Neighborhood Association fosters a strong sense of community, arranging everything from block parties to coffee in the park, to holiday gatherings. The Association also promotes sharing and trading of garden harvests and recipes with world-wide origins. In Cherry Chase, the sense of community is strong, encouraging neighbors to watch out for one another and to implement security measures.

This neighborhood consists of roughly 2,500 homes which were constructed between the late 1950s and the early 1960s. The majority of these Cherry Chase “Charmers” are Eichler and Ranch styles, which boast delightful curb appeal. These residences can include three-to-four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and range in size from 1,400 square feet to 2,000 square feet, on lots averaging 6,000 square feet to 8,000 square feet. There are also larger two story homes that sit on lots between 9,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet.

Residents don’t have to look far for great schools, as Cherry Chase Elementary offers an outstanding education, with students continuing on to Sunnyvale Middle and then to Homestead High. Cherry Chase also has several private schools, each filling a unique niche.

Stratford School, serving elementary and middle school students, offers accelerated curriculum programs focused on core subjects while incorporating engineering, technology, art, and physical education. In addition, Advance Computer Science and Engineering courses are also available to middle school students.

Community First School specializes in infant, pre-school, and elementary level curriculum with an emphasis on parent participation and age appropriate learning. The school also offers summer sessions with engaging, educational field trips.

Cherry Chase residents can enjoy access to outdoor recreation at two great parks. Mango Park, located on the Sunnyvale Middle School campus, has a running track, baseball and kickball diamond, long jump pit, swimming pool, and six lighted tennis courts. The other park is DeAnza, a 9.4 acre, Aztec theme park that has an array of amenities including a baseball field, basketball court, recreational building, horseshoe pits, athletic fields, racquetball courts, and an outdoor skate board park, one of just two in Sunnyvale.


  • De Anza Park– 1150 Lime Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Mango Park– 950 W. Remington Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Public Schools: 

  • Cherry Chase Elementary School (K-5)- 1138 Heatherstone Way Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Sunnyvale Middle School (6-8)- 1080 Mango Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Fremont High School- grades 9-12, 1279 Sunnyvale Saratoga Road, Sunnyvale, CA. 94087

Private Schools: 

  • Top Educational Institution- 1112 S Bernardo Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Community First School- 1098 West Remington Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Stratford School- 1196 Lime Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94087


Roughly 700 homes reside within the premier neighborhood of Cumberland, which is bounded by El Camino Real on the north, Hollenbeck Avenue on the east, Remington Avenue on the south, and Mary Street on the west.

Cumberland began its journey like most of Sunnyvale; agriculturally. Vast wheat fields dominated the majority of the landscape until the 1870s, when fruit orchards sprouted up and thrived until the mid-1900s. Reminders of this agricultural past can be seen in street names such as Nectarine, Persimmon, and Fig. The mid 1950s saw the beginnings of home construction, starting with two bath, three-to four-bedroom Ranch homes, which ranged from 1,200 square feet to 2,000 square feet on lots between 5,700 square feet to 7,700 square feet. Toward the late 1960s, construction company, Ditz-Crane developed larger and grander two-story homes, as buyers were beginning to desire more space. Such homes typically have five bedrooms and range in size between 2,000 square feet to 2,700 square feet, on generous lots averaging 8,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet.

Along with the larger home size, Cumberland also grants close proximity to quality elementary and middle schools. Cumberland Elementary boasts great rankings, as does nearby Sunnyvale Middle.

Though Cumberland is just a short drive away from major thoroughfares, the neighborhood itself is tucked away amongst tree-lined streets. Residents enjoy being able to easily access some of Sunnyvale’s award-winning parks, two of which are within strolling distance. Las Palmas Park on Russett Drive is over 24 acres of tropical-themed landscaping with towering palm trees and a  gorgeous pond. Residents can enjoy a multitude of recreational activities on the seemingly endless multi-use grass fields, as well as picnic stations, play structures, and baseball diamond. In addition to these fantastic amenities, Las Palmas is a prime choice for tennis enthusiasts, canines, and kids alike with its impressive tennis center with 16 lighted courts, a dog park, and a kids’ pool.

On the Sunny Middle School campus resides frequented Mango Park. Both students and residents are able to hone their skills in various sports with the use of a running track, baseball diamond, long jump pit, and six lighted tennis courts.

In terms of location, Cumberland is ideally located for ease of commute, obtaining daily necessities, and community and civic services. The neighborhood is about five blocks from Highway 85, just over a mile from the Evelyn Caltrain Station and Central Expressway, and a few blocks away from other major thoroughfares. Groceries, fast food, and various ethnic restaurants can be found just around the corner at El Camino Real and Hollenbeck Avenue. Just across El Camino Real, residents have access to community services such as The Sunnyvale Public Library, Court House, Police Department, Chamber of Commerce, and The Teaching and Demonstration Garden.


  • Las Palmas Park – 850 Russett Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Mango Park – 950 W. Remington Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Public Schools: 

  • Cumberland Elementary School (K-5)- 824 Cumberland Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Sunnyvale Middle School (6-8)- 1080 Mango Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Fremont High School (9-12)- 1279 Sunnyvale Saratoga Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Heritage District

Considered to be the historic heart of the city, Sunnyvale’s Heritage District Neighborhood harmoniously blends a tight-knit community, and a bustling downtown. This neighborhood is bounded by Maude Avenue on the north, Wolfe Road on the east, Old San Francisco Road on the south, and Mathilda Avenue on the west.

Founding father of Sunnyvale, Martin Murphy Jr., built the Murphy Residence and named it after the glorious view, Bay View. He established a 4,800 acre orchard and granted permission Union Pacific Railroad to build through it, catalyzing California’s commerce and agriculture. He also forged the path for local education by spurring the establishment of Notre Dame College in San Jose and Santa Clara University. The Murphy Family residence, dubbed Bay View, was California’s first wood-framed house, and became the center of social and community celebrations. Six generations of the Murphy family passed through Bay View before selling it to the city of Sunnyvale in 1953. Due to a fire in the 1960s, the house was damaged, and later replicated. It can now be visited at the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum.

Most of the 69 historic homes or streetscapes in Sunnyvale lie within the district, along with four out of the eight landmarks included in The National Register of Historic Places – namely the Joshua Hendy Iron Works, Del Monte Building, Manuel Vargas Redwood Trees, and Murphy Avenue Historic District, which spans the 100 block of Murphy Street and is the city’s quaint dining and social and community event center. There, residents can enjoy the Saturday Famer’s Market, as well as annual events such as Wine Stroll, Art and Wine Festival, Howl’oween Pet Parade, and Christmas Tree Lighting.

The Heritage District neighborhood offers its residents flexible living with condominiums and townhomes, though single-family homes are predominant. The most prominent condominium complex is Santa Helena, located off of Arques Avenue and North Fair Oaks Avenue. Built in 1995, Santa Helen is comprised of 85 two-or three- bedrooms units that range 1,050 square feet to 1,400 square feet. As for town homes, Villas at Sunnyvale and The Classics at Fair Oaks, are the two largest and most notable. The Villas at Sunnyvale include two-or three-bedroom, and two-and a half-bath units that range from 1,450 square feet to 1,570 square feet. The Classics at Fair Oaks has 54 three-bedroom, three-bath units, ranging from 1,500 square feet to 1,750 square feet.

The majority of the single-family homes are modest, single-story bungalows built between the 1930s and the 1950s. Most of these homes have been preserved in their original condition, with three or four bedrooms and one or two bathrooms, and range from 800 square feet to 1,400 square feet, and were built on lots of 5,000 square feet to 7,000 square feet.

Bishop Elementary and Ellis Elementary serve The Heritage District Neighborhood, while for the middle school, students would attend either Columbia, Sunnyvale, or Peterson. All three middle schools feed into Fremont High.

Two parks serve the Heritage District Neighborhood: Martin Murphy Historical Park and Victory Village Park. Murphy Park offers a recreational center, horse shoe pits, picnic tables, playground, and uniquely, a lawn bowling green and historical museum. Victory Village Park is a toddler park with picnic tables and fenced in playground.


  • Maude Avenue on the north
  • Wolf Street on the east
  • Old San Francisco Road on the south
  • Mathilda Avenue on the west


  • Martin Murphy Historical Park- 194 N. Sunnyvale Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  • Victory Village Park- Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Public Schools:

  • Bishop Elementary School- 450 N. Sunnyvale Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94085
  • Ellis Elementary School- 550 E. Olive Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  • Columbia Middle School- 739 Morse Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94085
  • Sunnyvale Middle School- 1080 Mango Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Peterson Middle School- 1380 Rosalia Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Fremont High School- 1279 Sunnyvale Saratoga Road Sunnyvale, CA 94087


The Parkland neighborhood seamlessly integrates the best of both suburban and rural areas. Sunnyvale’s Parkland Neighborhood is a desirable neighborhood that has both suburban and rural characteristics. Parkland is bounded by Reed Avenue on the north, Lawrence Expressway, Tamarack Avenue, and Thunderbird Avenue on the east, Dunford Avenue on the south and Wolfe Road on the west.

A peaceful hush presides over the tree-canopied streets of Parkland, granting the serenity of a rural neighborhood, with all of the convenience found in bustling suburbia. This neighborhood is anchored by two prominent parks. Ponderosa Park, with its spacious picnic area, sports fields, and play structures, stands as the heart of the neighborhood. In the northern half of Parkland, Ponderosa Park is the heart of the neighborhood. The majority of homes surrounding it are traditional one-and two-story homes with three-to-five bedrooms were built between the 1960s and the 1970s. Many of these homes range from 1,600 square feet to 1,900 square feet on modest lots of 6,000 square feet to 7,000 square feet.

The southern half of Parkland is anchored by Raynor Park, which permits a more rural atmosphere, with its wide streets, larger lots, and a lack of sidewalks and curbs. Built in the 1950s and 1960s, a good percentage of these homes are single story residences with a simple, yet modern design. Though the homes are of a more modest size, they tend to sit on larger lots. It’s common to find a three bedroom, with one bathroom home with only 900 square feet to 1,000 square feet yet on expansive lots averaging 9,300 square feet. The larger homes here range from 1,500 square feet to 1,800 square feet with spacious lots over 10,000 square feet.

Parkland is served by a number of schools for all age levels. Braly, Laurelwood, and Ponderosa Elementary Schools serve this neighborhood, with students continuing on to either Peterson, Sunnyvale, or Columbia Middle. From there, students attend Fremont or Wilcox High, while an abundance of private schools give parents further options for their child’s education. = Private grade schools include South Peninusla Hebrew Day School, The French American School of Silicon Valley, and Challenger School.

Children and adults alike will enjoy the nine acre Ponderosa Park, which has something for most outdoor enthusiasts; be it baseball, basketball, horseshoes, picnicking, tennis, volley ball or bocce ball. At 14.7 acres, Raynor Park is Sunnyvale’s 2nd largest park. Here, residents will find two baseball fields, a recreational center, a roller skating rink, and other typical park amenities.

Parkland is especially attractive to golf enthusiasts. Just a block north of El Camino Real, off of Wolfe Road, is The Sunken Gardens Golf Course, a nine-hole, 1500 yard, executive course. The course also offers a driving range that’s geared for the beginner golfer. Open to the public 364 days a year and lit in the evenings, the 18 range stalls are available for warm-up or practicing. Loaner golf clubs are available for free. For family fun, Golfland USA is just across Wolfe Road. Young residents can celebrate birthdays here, playing miniature golf and in the arcade.

Yet perhaps the most remarkable neighborhood landmark is The Corn Palace. Located at White Oak Lane and Lily Avenue, this quaint, unassuming produce stand is one of the last bastions of Sunnyvale’s agricultural past. Since 1926, brothers Ben and Joe Francia co-owned the 20-acre working corn farm, selling corn, of course, along with firewood and other produce. In 2005 Joe passed away and his heirs sold his half of the land to developers.

Today, on Timberpine and Torreya Avenues, dozens of new homes replace rows of corn. Additional construction is slated, off of Dahlia Drive and Toyon Street, for a total of 51 new homes making Parkland a great option for buyers who desire new construction. However, Ben intends to continue growing his corn and working seven days a week until the very end so residents nearby can enjoy views of Sunnyvale’s history.


  • Reed Avenue on the north
  • Lawrence Expressway, Tamarack Avenue, and Thunderbird Avenue on the east
  • Dunford Avenue on the south
  • Wolf Road on the west


  • Ponderosa Park– 811 Henderson Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  • Raynor Park-1565 Quail Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Corn Palace- 1124 White Oak Lane, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Public Schools: 

  • Braly Elementary School (K-5)- 657 Gail Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  • Ponderosa Elementary School (K-5)- 804 Ponderosa Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  • Laurelwood Elementary School (K-5)- 592 Dunholme Way Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Sunnyvale Middle School (6-8)- 1080 Mango Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Peterson Middle School (9-12)- 1380 Rosalia Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Fremont High School (9-12)- 21370 Homestead Road Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Wilcox High School (9-12)- 3250 Monroe Street Santa Clara, CA 95051

Private Schools: 

  • Appleseed International Montessori School (Chinese and English)- 1095 Dunford Way, Suite 300 Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • School Champion Kinder International School (Chinese and English)- 1055 Sunnyvale Saratoga Road Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Sunnyvale East

Sunnyvale East is the technological hub of Sunnyvale. The birthplace of Fry’s Electronics, this area also represents tech giants such as Advanced Micro Devices, Yahoo, and Lockheed Martin. This neighborhood is also a hotbed for companies in the pharmaceutical, software, electronic, computer graphic, and semiconductor industries. Many technology-based vocational universities have been established to serve businesses such as these.

The majority of Sunnyvale East homes are small condominiums. Built in the 1970s, the Courtyard and Sunnyvale Meadows are the most desirable complexes, due to their lush surroundings, private patios, and generous distances between units. Units at these locations host one to three bedrooms, one or one-and-a-half bathrooms, and an average interior space between 800 square feet and 1,100 square feet.

Newer townhome complexes, built around the year 2000, are larger and more luxurious. These complexes include Fusion, Evelyn Glen, 37 Degrees North, and Aster Place. Most homes in these complexes are tri-level residences with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, ranging from 1,200 square feet to 1,600 square feet.

Resident park-goers may choose from a couple of relaxing options. Swegles Park is a small area that mostly serves the Fusion townhome community, while Fair Oaks Park spreads across 15 acres, making it one of the city’s primary parks, and accessing ball fields, basketball courts, a recreation center, a volleyball court, and a skate park.

Elementary schools include Braly, Ellis, or San Miguel Elementary, while students then have the option to attend Columbia, Peterson, or Sunnyvale Middle. Afterward, students are off to either Fremont or Wilcox High School.


  • Swegles Park- 545 Santa Real Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94085
  • Fair Oaks Park- 540 Fair Oaks Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Public Schools:

  • Braly Elementary School- 675 Gail Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  • Ellis Elementary School- 550 E Olive Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  • San Miguel Elementary School- 777 San Miguel Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94085
  • Columbia Middle School- 739 Morse Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94085
  • Peterson Middle School- 1380 Rosalia Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Sunnyvale Middle School- 1080 Mango Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Fremont High School- 1279 Sunnyvale Saratoga Road Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Wilcox High School- 3250 Monroe Street Santa Clara, CA 95051

Sunnyvale North

Throughout the years, the Sunnyvale North neighborhood has seen abundance of gentrification. Luxury town homes have replaced some of the industrial complexes and communities of detached single family homes. This gentrification is continuing with the construction of new townhomes. The single-family home region of Sunnyvale is also experiencing gentrification, as a result of more and more of these original properties being purchased and revamped by value conscientious buyers and investors. Sunnyvale North is a triangular shaped neighborhood, formed by Freeway 237 running northeast and southwest, Calabazas Creek running north and south, and Duane Avenue and Maude Avenue running east and west.

Lakewood is an area of Sunnyvale North that has modest, single story homes built in the Eichler style in the late 1950s. Located between Fair Oaks Avenue and Lawrence Expressway, the majority of the homes have three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and range in size from 1,000 square feet to 1,485 square feet in size. The lots are fairly uniform averaging 5,000 square feet to 6,000 square feet. You can expect to see more and more construction sites in Lakewood in the next decade. These homes are the most affordable, detached, single-family homes in Sunnyvale, making them attractive to buyers who are willing to take on a renovation project, in order to reap the reward of increase home equity.

The second area of Sunnyvale North is called Tasman Crossings, and lies between Fair Oaks Morse Avenues. This area features a dozen luxury, tri-level townhome developments. One of the developments, dubbed Traditions boasts 169 units offering spacious living with three-bedroom, two-bath units ranging between 1,850 square feet to 2,150 square feet. The next wave of development came with the construction of The Danbury, Danbury II, City Park, and Verona, communities. The units in these developments have two or three bedrooms and two bathrooms and average 1,400 square feet to 1,650 square feet. The amenities of these developments typically include a green space, club house, swimming pool, and gym.

Sunnyvale North is centrally located for commuting. The Light Rail runs through the neighborhood with two stops: the Vienna and Fair Oaks stations. It is also a five minute commute to hundreds of companies, located on the other side of either Freeway 237 or Highway 101. The nearby Lakewood Shopping Center provides a number dining and retail options.

Another desirable characteristic of Sunnyvale North is the cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity. Here, residents can attend the Sunnyvale Hindu Temple and Community Center, as well as the Indian Heritage Foundation. Faith communities includes Chinese Christian Church, New Hope International Church, Korean Presbyterian Church, and Iranian Assembly of God.

Three elementary schools serve Sunnyvale North: Fairwood, Lakewood, and San Miguel Elementary, while students then go on to attend Columbia Middle, and then Fremont High.

Sunnyvale North has a robust recreational system featuring five parks, a greenbelt, and a community center. Fairwood Park and Columbia Park, both about 15 acres in size, have swimming pools, baseball fields, picnic tables, play structures, tennis and volleyball court, bike paths, jogging track, and parcourse. The local park system also has an outdoor skateboarding rink and sand volleyball court. In addition, Seven Seas Park was built primarily for the enjoyment of young children. Adults can enjoy tennis while young children have two play grounds and a spray pool. Seven Seas also provides recreation space for the canine member of the family with its dog park.

For further outdoor recreation, the John W. Christian Greenbelt links Orchard Garden, Lakewood, and Fairwood Parks as well as several neighborhoods. The belt, a 6.8 mile paved trail, affords access to the amenities of the neighborhood parks and connects to the Calabazas Creek Trail, Bayland Park, and Bay Trail, offering residents access to a wider system of trials beyond Sunnyvale.  Bicyclist and leashed dogs are welcome on the greenbelt.

The Columbia Neighborhood Center, spanning 25 acres, is comprised of the Advanced Micro Devices Sports and Service Center building, a swim center, Columbia Middle School, Sunnyvale Preschool Center, and Columbia Park. All residents can enjoy access to The Center’s health, social, recreational, and educational programs and services, seven days a week, including evenings, year round.


  • Freeway 237 northeast
  • Calbazas Creek north and south
  • Duane Avenue and Maude Avenue east and west


  • Fairwood Park- 1255 Sandia Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94089
  • Columbia Park- 739 Morse Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94085
  • Seven Seas Park- 1010 Morse Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Public Schools:

  • Fairwood Elementary School- 1110 Fairwood Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94089
  • Lakewood Elementary School- 750 Lakechime Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089
  • San Miguel Elementary School- 777 San Miguel Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94085
  • Columbia Middle School- 739 Morse Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94085
  • Fremont High School- 1279 Sunnyvale Saratoga Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Sunnyvale West

The Sunnyvale West neighborhood splits into three distinct zones. Dozens of companies have gathered at its northernmost region, including those representing high-tech industries like medical software and cloud computing. Townhomes of various styles occupy the middle region, along with multi-family properties and a small number of modest, single-family homes. In the multi-residential zone, residents occupy duplexes, triplexes, and quadplexes, while in most of the homes in the southern region of Sunnyvale West are charming, single-family homes in original condition with spacious lots averaging 5,500 square feet.

This neighborhood provides its residents with abundant outdoor recreation. Encinal Park offers amenities like lighted tennis courts, volleyball courts, and a quarter-mile par course. In addition, Washington Park houses a swimming pool, and Sunnyvale Golf Course hosts a par-70, 18-hole course. Residents may also take classes at Sunnyvale Teaching and Demonstration Garden, or visit the Civic Center, which includes a public library.

The Sunnyvale West neighborhood is served by four schools. For elementary schools, students attend either Cumberland or Vargas, then afterwards go on to Sunnyvale Middle School Homestead High School awaits after students have completed their years at Sunnyvale Middle.


Encinal Park- 999 Corte Madera Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Washington Park- 840 W. Washington Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Public Schools:

  • Cumberland Elementary School- 824 Cumberland Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Vargas Elementary School- 1054 Carson Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  • Sunnyvale Middle School- 1080 Mango Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Homestead High School- 21370 Homestead Road Cupertino, CA 95014

West Valley

Sunnyvale’s West Valley neighborhood affords a splendid option for home buyers with its desirable homes, high-quality and diverse educational offerings, and life-enriching amenities. The neighborhood borders Los Altos on the west and Cupertino on the south. West Valley’s street boundaries are Fremont Avenue on the north, Hollenbeck Avenue on the east, Homestead Road on the south, and Belleville Avenue and Ashcroft Street on the west.

A drive through the West Valley neighborhood will reveal mostly ranch-style homes, which were built between the 1950s and 1960s. Most of these homes boast three-to- four bedrooms and between two-to two and-a-half baths. The average home ranges from 1,400 square feet to 2,200 square feet, with relatively spacious lots spanning from 8,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet. A small percentage of West Valley homes are larger; typically with two stories and upward of 2,400 square feet.

West Valley is conveniently located to dozens of restaurants, shops, medical facilities, and grocery stores. These establishments can be found at Homestead Square Shopping Center, Wrightmont Corner, and along Fremont and Hollenbeck Avenue, and all are just a short drive from the neighborhood. Local restaurants in West Valley provide an abundance of cuisine options, whether it’s Indian, Chinese, Mexican, or Vietnamese food, or for a good, old-fashioned American cheeseburger, there’s something for everyone.

The younger residents of West Valley are offered exceptional quality education provided by some of the area’s top public schools which boast phenomenal academic performances. West Valley Elementary students can go on to Cupertino Middle School, which is also excellent. Homestead High School, alma mater of Steve Jobs, has a strong curriculum, and rounds out the public school system that serves West Valley.

The neighborhood’s cultural and educational diversity are reflected in the area’s private schools. These schools include The French American School of Silicon Valley, Wonderland Chinese School, South Peninsula Hebrew Day School, Resurrection Catholic Elementary, and Challenger School. The performing arts education offerings include The Music School, Indian Dance School, Shine School of Music and Language Arts, and Harmony Dance Center.

West Valley is fortunate to have two fabulous parks. San Antonio Park, located off of Astoria Drive, is about 6 acres, most of which is a multi-use green field. The park is surrounded by homes and some back up to it. Serra Park, a 12 acre oasis located at The Dales Avenue and Hollenbeck Avenue, is one of the city’s premiere parks. Residents in the surrounding streets can easily walk a couple blocks to enjoy its expansive green space, recreational building, picnic area, play structure, four lighted tennis courts, and an exclusive inline skating rink and kids’ pool.


  • Fremont Avenue on the north
  • Hollenbeck Avenue on the east
  • Homestead Road on the south
  • Belleville Avenue and Ashcroft Street on the west


  • San Antonio Park- 1026 Astoria Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Serra Park- 739 The Dalles Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Public Schools: 

  • West Valley Elementary School (K-5)- 1635 Belleville Way Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Sunnyvale Middle School (6-8) 1080 Mango Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Homestead High School (9-12) 21370 Homestead Road Cupertino, CA 95014

Private Schools: 

  • The French American School of Silicon Valley- 1522 Lewiston Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Wonderland Chinese School- 10931 Maxine Avenue Cupertino, CA 95014
  • South Peninsula Hebrew Day School- 1030 Astoria Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Resurrection Catholic Elementary- 1395 Hollenbeck Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Challenger School- 1185 Hollenbeck Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94087

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