Rich in history and character, Murphy Avenue has everything you need to enjoy today’s inventive shopping and dining with a touch of nostalgia. Named after Martin Murphy, Jr., the man who planted the first orchard in Santa Clara Valley, Sunnyvale’s Murphy Avenue is one of the most popular hotspots for hip coffee shops, funky bars, eclectic, boutique shopping.
This historic street offers a true, throwback neighborhood feel, with live bands and street vendors every Wednesday during the summer months, a weekly farmer's market, while in the wintertime, the locals enjoy a Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration, complete with a visit from Santa Claus.
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.