About Sunnyvale, California
Sunnyvale is a city located in the Santa Clara Valley in northwest Santa Clara County, California. Established in 1912, Sunnyvale has a population of 141,944 as of 2024. The city is situated at the southern end of San Francisco Bay, near San Jose, and is adjacent to the cities of Santa Clara and Mountain View. Sunnyvale is known for its high-tech industry center and quiet residential neighborhoods.
Sunnyvale’s economy has shifted from fruit processing to electronics, especially computer components and software, and the manufacture of aerospace and defense products. The city is part of Silicon Valley and has experienced rapid growth in the late 20th century. Sunnyvale is the seventh-largest city in the Bay Area and is known for its mild, sunny climate, easy access to metropolitan amenities, and abundant natural beauty.
The city is home to a diverse community of people, strong schools, and quiet family neighborhoods. Sunnyvale is also known for its thoughtful leadership and dedication to the community, which has made it one of the safest cities in the nation. The city’s Department of Public Safety, which integrates police, fire, and emergency response, has contributed to Sunnyvale’s ranking as one of the safest cities in the United States.