Sunnyvale, California, has long been recognized as one of the best managed cities in the nation and in 1993 was acclaimed by the White House as a model for effective government at all levels. Known as the “Heart of Silicon Valley,” Sunnyvale combines the advantages of an attractive suburban setting, a diverse population, metropolitan cultural opportunities, and a dynamic high-technology industrial foundation.

The City offers high quality services at a remarkably low cost to its residents and businesses. With the welcome attributes of mild weather, a beautiful and varied regional environment, and a vibrant economy, Sunnyvale provides an excellent quality of life for people to live, work and raise their children.

The community currently enjoys the benefits from a tradition of long-term community planning, including award-winning parks, one of the lowest crime rates in the nation for cities over 100,000 population, excellent local schools, and well-maintained urban infrastructure. According to a 2000 citizen opinion survey, virtually all Sunnyvale residents rate the city as a good or excellent place to live.

Sunnyvale is home to Silicon Valley high-tech industry leaders in fields ranging from advanced satellite construction to pioneering biotechnology; from semiconductor research, design and manufacturing to leading edge internet firms. Within an hour’s drive of the City are world-class universities and research centers which contribute to the intellectual energy of the San Francisco Bay Area region and Silicon Valley, including Stanford, NASA Ames Research Center, Santa Clara University, San Jose State University and University of California campuses at Berkeley and Santa Cruz.

Also located within easy access from Sunnyvale are California’s beaches, mountains, spectacular state and national parks, as well as the internationally acclaimed cultural resources of San Francisco and San Jose. Nearby theatres, concert halls, museums, galleries and libraries satisfy a wide range of cultural interests.


Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce

City of Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale Community Services