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.