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Shadowbrook Apartments
235 Bernardo Ave
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 05:26am
1 Bedroom
$2,712
2 Bedrooms
$3,273
3 Bedrooms
$4,018
Recently renovated apartments with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and walk-in closets. Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley and a short bike ride to the Caltrain line and the Valley Transportation Authority.
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Naya
1095 W El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 04:21am
1 Bedroom
$3,240
2 Bedrooms
$3,895
Offers easy access to the San Francisco Bay Area. One- and two-bedroom residences with designer accents and finishes. Two-story fitness center and resort-inspired swimming pool for convenient workouts. Secure underground parking and bike racks.
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The Flats Cityline
300 West Washington Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 04:21am
1 Bedroom
$3,910
2 Bedrooms
$4,650
3 Bedrooms
$5,510
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Birchwood
1230 Henderson Ave
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 05:26am
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,390
Complete with one- and two-bedroom floor plans, these units offer generous storage, dishwashers, cottage-style kitchens, ceiling fans, large closets and private entrances. Kitchens are modern and upgraded and units feature open floor plans.
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The Arches
1235 Wildwood Ave
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 05:51am
1 Bedroom
$2,117
2 Bedrooms
$2,582
Resort-like community just off Highway 101 and I-280. Recently renovated with in-unit laundry, a patio or balcony, and walk-in closets. Green community features a volleyball court, hot tub, pool and sauna.
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Peartree Apartments
330 N Mathilda Ave
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 04:20am
1 Bedroom
$2,160
2 Bedrooms
$3,095
One- and two-bedroom apartments recently renovated with modern kitchens, fireplace, walk-in closets, patio or balcony. Amenities include pool, hot tub, courtyard, on-site laundry and parking. In the heart of Silicon Valley, on public transit line.
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Citra
745 S Bernardo Ave
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 04:20am
1 Bedroom
$3,046
2 Bedrooms
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Just a short drive to Caruth Plaza and even closer to Meadow Central Market, this luxury property offers a clubhouse, fitness center and climate-controlled wine cellar. Apartments feature hardwood flooring, quartz countertops and floor-to-ceiling windows.
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Sofi Sunnyvale
963 E El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 04:20am
1 Bedroom
$2,655
2 Bedrooms
$3,334
Near Sunken Garden Golf Course, schools and public transportation. Recently-renovated, smoke-free, one- and two-bedroom apartments with granite counters, fireplaces and stainless steel appliances. Furnished units available. One underground parking space included in lease. Pool.
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Cherryhill
902 W Remington Dr
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 05:26am
1 Bedroom
$2,216
2 Bedrooms
$2,753
3 Bedrooms
$3,068
Providing a large selection of floor plans, residents get to enjoy amenities like large closets, an onsite pool complete with cabanas, lighted tennis courts and updated kitchens.
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Avana Sunnyvale
355 N Wolfe Rd
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 05:27am
1 Bedroom
$4,344
2 Bedrooms
$3,690
3 Bedrooms
$6,160
Recently renovated one- to three-bedroom apartments feature granite counters, stainless steel appliances and patio/balcony. Relax with community courtyard, BBQ/grill and hot tub. Pet-friendly. Near the 101 and SunnyVale CalTrain stop.
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Spruce Apartments
655 S Fair Oaks Ave
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 05:27am
Studio
$2,355
1 Bedroom
$2,395
2 Bedrooms
$3,063
Spruce Apartments sits just a mile from Sunnyvale and Caltrain. A sprawling 21-acre property, units in this community offer amenities like hardwood floors, refrigerator, stainless steel appliances and carpet.
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Central Park Apartments
1055 Manet Dr
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 06:34am
1 Bedroom
$2,395
2 Bedrooms
$3,020
Featuring stylish apartment homes designed for living, these units come in a variety of floor plans and offer easy access to the freeway. Amenities include complete appliance packages and spacious closets.
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481 on Mathilda
481 S Mathilda Ave
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 04:21am
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1 Bedroom
$3,231
2 Bedrooms
$3,946
Great location close to Caltrain and Highways 101, 237, 280, and 85. Units include quartz countertops, wood finish flooring, and washer / dryer. Community features parking, fitness center, and resident lounge.
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Willowbend
1035 Aster Ave
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 04:21am
1 Bedroom
$2,195
2 Bedrooms
$2,695
3 Bedrooms
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Premier location in Silicon Valley. This luxury community is minutes from dining and shopping. On-site amenities include a fitness center, resort-like pool, and a resident lounge. This green community features a recycling program.
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6tenEast
610 East Weddell Drive
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 04:21am
Studio
$3,127
1 Bedroom
$3,274
2 Bedrooms
$4,029
A fantastic community. New construction. On-site roof lounge, pool and high-tech fitness area. Each home features designer fixtures, hardwood-style flooring and stainless steel appliances. Stone slab countertops. Minutes from Silicon Valley.
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Villa Del Sol
355 E Evelyn Ave
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 04:20am
1 Bedroom
$2,999
2 Bedrooms
$3,507
3 Bedrooms
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Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, near public transportation, shops and parks. One- and two-bedroom apartments with private entrances, large kitchens and extra storage. Furnished units available. Pool, business center and 24-hour gym.
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Loft House
150 S Taaffe St
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 05:27am
1 Bedroom
$3,913
2 Bedrooms
$4,138
Upscale apartments at W. Evelyn Ave. and S. Matilda Ave. Community outdoor seating with fire pits. Swimming pool with lounge chairs. Buildings have elevators. Apartment amenities include hardwood floors and extra storage.
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Kensington Place Apartments
1220 N Fair Oaks Ave
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 05:26am
1 Bedroom
$2,872
2 Bedrooms
$3,834
3 Bedrooms
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Quiet area near Caltrain terminal and highways. One- and two-bedroom apartments with fireplaces, granite kitchen counters and patios or balconies. Community amenities in a central garden, clubhouse, pool and gym. Small pets welcome.
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Heritage Park
555 E Washington Ave
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 04:21am
1 Bedroom
$2,300
2 Bedrooms
$2,850
Spacious homes within minutes of area shopping. Spacious interiors with updated appliances, balconies or patios, and modern features. A resort-like pool and lots of green space are available.
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The Crossings
1180 Lochinvar Ave
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 04:21am
1 Bedroom
$2,530
2 Bedrooms
$2,940
Centrally located one and two bedroom units, opposite Kaiser Permanete. Recently revamped with modern ovens, garbage disposal, and walk-in closets, among other amenities. Community has a sauna, hot tub, and BBQ area.
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Element Apartment Homes
1270 Coronado Drive
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 04:21am
1 Bedroom
$2,450
2 Bedrooms
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Mission Pointe
1063 Morse Ave
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 04:20am
1 Bedroom
$2,635
2 Bedrooms
$2,905
Within walking distance of Tasman Light Rail. Recently renovated community with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Pet-friendly. On-site gym, grill area, pool and tennis courts.
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Arbor Terrace
555 E El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 05:51am
1 Bedroom
$2,473
2 Bedrooms
$2,859
One- and two-bedroom units with walk-in closets, cooking range and patio or balcony. Convenient access to Caltrain and US 101. Residents have access to sauna, pool and bike storage.
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Briarwood
180 Pasito Ter
Sunnyvale, CA
Updated January 19 at 05:51am
1 Bedroom
$2,551
2 Bedrooms
$2,856
Across from Cannery Park. Also within walking distance to Sunnyvale Station. One- and two-bedroom apartments with white kitchen cabinetry, hard surface flooring, and private balconies. Free assigned carport parking.
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City GuideSunnyvale
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Sunnyvale, California Renter's Guide

Located in the Silicon Valley, this suburban enclave is home to a eclectic culture. Getting by in Sunnyvale is challenging, however, with a strong will, an adaptable attitude, and these renting tips, you will have all you need to live a happy, well-rounded life.

Tips for Renting in Sunnyvale

Getting Around. All you need to get around in this city is your own two feet. It is easily walkable, with plenty of wide sidewalks, parks, walking trails, and a greenbelt. Bicycles come in handy when travelling between different neighborhoods. The comprehensive transportation system, which includes the Caltrain into San Francisco, makes travelling between cities a breeze. Just one word of advice: if you are going into downtown San Francisco, feel free to bring a six pack for the ride, drinking is allowed. And, you can also bring your bicycle, which is nice since it takes about twenty minutes to walk to downtown from the landing station.

Weather. The weather is always pleasant in the Silicon Valley, however temperatures can vary greatly between neighboring cities. While it may be 80 degrees when you leave Sunnyvale on a warm summer afternoon, the temperature is likely to drop to 60 degrees once you hit San Francisco. These huge differences are most common in the summer, so if you are more warm-natured, pack a light jacket when travelling to nearby cities.

Neighborhoods

Downtown. Restaurants, some bars for nightlife, weekend farmer's market, live music, festivals, and pet parades.

Sunnyarts. Sooooo much going on here: theater, arts festival, bluegrass jams, pottery, painting, dance, acupuncture, soccer, shopping, and a neighborhood bar... just to name a few. This neighborhood really brings the whole community of Sunnyvale closer.

Ortega Park. Variety of nearby parks

Morse Park. A lovely greenbelt, shopping center, and an eclectic little neighborhood bar.

Snail. Convenient for commuters, with a neighborhood park and affordable rent.

Birdland. Best neighborhood for food: dessert shop, bakery, pizza and more! Plus, two great shopping centers within walking/biking distance.

Panama Park. Close to everything: shopping, nightlife, parks, and the Sunnyarts neighborhood.

Ponderosa Park. Golf course, fish market, parks, and quick access Lawrence Expressway and Camino Real.

Stratford Gardens. An affordable neighborhood with tons of great food spots, plus within walking distance to the library and the Sunnyarts neighborhood.

Cherryhill. Beautiful and convenient location next to Sunnyarts, this neighborhood comes with its own park, cherry orchard, and tennis courts.

Gavello Glen. Great, affordable location right next to Sunnyarts.

Good Luck!

It may be a challenge to get by here, but it is well worth it. Just be sure to relieve some stress every once in a while by getting out of the apartment for a day at the beach, in the nearby mountains, or in the creative incubator that is San Francisco. Days spent like this make it all worth the effort.

-By Katy Comal

January 2019 Sunnyvale Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Sunnyvale Rent Report. Sunnyvale rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Sunnyvale rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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January 2019 Sunnyvale Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Sunnyvale Rent Report. Sunnyvale rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Sunnyvale rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Sunnyvale rents held steady over the past month

Sunnyvale rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up significantly by 5.4% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Sunnyvale stand at $2,320 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,910 for a two-bedroom. Sunnyvale's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.3%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

    Rents rising across cities in California

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Sunnyvale, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in California, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.3% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $3,090; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with San Jose experiencing the fastest growth (+3.7%).
    • Oakland, San Francisco, and Sacramento have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.1%, 2.4%, and 2.2%, respectively).

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Sunnyvale

    As rents have increased significantly in Sunnyvale, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Sunnyvale is less affordable for renters.

    • Sunnyvale's median two-bedroom rent of $2,910 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 5.4% rise in Sunnyvale.
    • While Sunnyvale's rents rose significantly over the past year, the city of Portland saw a decrease of 0.2%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Sunnyvale than most large cities. For example, Dallas has a median 2BR rent of $1,110, where Sunnyvale is more than two-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    San Jose
    $2,090
    $2,620
    -0.2%
    3.7%
    Sunnyvale
    $2,320
    $2,910
    0
    5.4%
    Santa Clara
    $2,220
    $2,780
    0
    5.9%
    Mountain View
    $2,160
    $2,700
    0.2%
    7.2%
    Milpitas
    $2,390
    $3,000
    0.4%
    5%
    Palo Alto
    $2,460
    $3,090
    -3.5%
    0
    Cupertino
    $4,090
    $5,130
    -1%
    4.8%
    Campbell
    $1,920
    $2,410
    0
    2.4%
    Los Gatos
    $2,020
    $2,550
    -15.7%
    -13.8%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Sunnyvale’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Sunnyvale renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment ...

    View full Sunnyvale Renter Survey

    Here’s how Sunnyvale ranks on:

    A
    Overall satisfaction
    A+
    Safety and crime rate
    A+
    Jobs and career opportunities
    C
    Recreational activities
    D
    Affordability
    B
    Quality of schools
    A+
    Weather
    C
    Commute time
    C+
    State and local taxes
    A-
    Public transit
    B-
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Sunnyvale’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Sunnyvale renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "With expensive rents in tech hubs, it comes as no surprise that cost of living is a source of dissatisfaction in Sunnyvale."

    Key Findings in Sunnyvale include the following:

    • Sunnyvale renters gave their city an A overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Sunnyvale were jobs and career opportunities, weather, and safety and low crime rate, which all received scores of A+.
    • The areas of concern to Sunnyvale renters are social life and affordability, which received F and D grades, respectively.
    • Sunnyvale earned similar scores compared to other cities in California like San Francisco (B+) and San Diego (A-), but earned higher marks than Los Angeles (C+), San Jose (C) and Sacramento (C).
    • Sunnyvale did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Philadelphia (C+), Chicago (B-) and Miami (C+).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here