Sunnyvale has a prime Silicon Valley location less than an hour away from San Francisco, San Jose, the Pacific Ocean, and California’s famed redwood forests. Take a day trip to the country’s best wine in picturesque Napa Valley, just a two-hour drive north. Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park are also only a short drive away. For commuters to the tech hub of San Jose, Sunnyvale is located right on the Caltrain line between highway 101 and highway 280. The city is also conveniently situated just 15 minutes from the Mineta San Jose International Airport.
Sunnyvale is one of the few US cities in the country to have a single unified Department of Public Safety, which means every public safety employee in the city is trained as a firefighter, police officer and EMT, so they can respond to an emergency in any of the three roles. This has put the city on the map as one of the safest cities to live in California.
The sense of community is alive and well in Sunnyvale as each summer, the city hosts the Summer Series Music + Market featuring live performances, while the downtown hub also transforms into a foodie paradise. Sunnyvale also hosts the annual Art and Wine Festival and the Magic of Sunnyvale Wine Stroll, while the Sunnyvale Farmers Market is held year-round on Saturdays, featuring local produce, fresh flowers and baked goods.