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104 Apartments for rent in Sunnyvale, CA

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4 Units Available
Sands Studio
874 Borregas Ave , Sunnyvale, CA
West Murphy
Studio
$1,545
352 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:20 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Sands Studio in Sunnyvale. View photos, descriptions and more!
Verified
11 Units Available
Evelyn Gardens
1055 E Evelyn Ave , Sunnyvale, CA
Ponderosa
1 Bedroom
$2,101
692 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,471
863 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:12 PM
Modern apartments with stainless steel appliances and a fireplace. Community includes a gym and pool. Easy access to the CalTrain. Near Ponderosa Park and Santa Clara Tennis Center.
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43 Units Available
Savoy
1120 Kifer Road , Sunnyvale, CA
East Murphy
1 Bedroom
$2,610
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,760
1232 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:50 PM
FLEXIBLE TOURING OPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE! Find your modern sanctuary. Welcome to Savoy in Sunnyvale, within the heart of the Silicon Valley.
Verified
6 Units Available
Avana Sunnyvale
355 N Wolfe Rd , Sunnyvale, CA
East Murphy
1 Bedroom
$2,569
824 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,907
1135 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 06:37 PM
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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80 Units Available
Avalon Silicon Valley
1257 Lakeside Dr , Sunnyvale, CA
East Murphy
1 Bedroom
$1,987
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,555
1093 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,770
1310 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:02 PM
Just off Highway 101. Recently renovated with fireplaces, walk-in closets and granite countertops. Plenty of on-site amenities including a business center, clubhouse, garage and pool. A media room, gym and sauna are also available.
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30 Units Available
St. Francis Arms
739 E El Camino Real , Sunnyvale, CA
Ponderosa
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,899
686 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,750
1038 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:38 PM
Just around the corner is everything you need – walkable to Safeway for the necessities in life, and near the at Braly Park for a friendly match between Neighbors and Golfland USA for the tiniest thrill-seekers. And you are a quick 1.
Verified
16 Units Available
Loft House
150 S Taaffe St , Sunnyvale, CA
Heritage District
1 Bedroom
$2,387
903 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,301
1171 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:38 PM
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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19 Units Available
Ironworks
457 E Evelyn Ave , Sunnyvale, CA
Heritage District
1 Bedroom
$2,849
823 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,685
1260 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,997
1367 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:37 PM
Luxurious apartments with a contemporary feel. All are smoke-free units with updated appliances. On-site yoga, pool, grill, and media room available. Dogs and cats allowed. Kinetic fitness center and rooftop deck. Minutes to Murphy Park.
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8 Units Available
Parallel
1141 W Olive Ave , Sunnyvale, CA
Washington
1 Bedroom
$2,165
624 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:37 PM
Stainless steel refrigerator, range, microwave oven and in-unit laundry. Smoke-free units with either a private patio or balcony, walk-in closets, parking or carport and pets are welcome.
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110 Units Available
Spruce Apartments
655 S Fair Oaks Ave , Sunnyvale, CA
Ponderosa
Studio
$1,804
416 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,950
591 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,522
996 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:37 PM
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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12 Units Available
Central Park Apartments
1055 Manet Dr , Sunnyvale, CA
Ortega
1 Bedroom
$2,410
724 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,050
1012 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:37 PM
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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29 Units Available
Shadowbrook Apartments
235 Bernardo Ave , Sunnyvale, CA
Washington
1 Bedroom
$2,234
683 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,672
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,554
1300 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:37 PM
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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30 Units Available
Birchwood
1230 Henderson Ave , Sunnyvale, CA
Ponderosa
1 Bedroom
$2,135
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,595
880 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:37 PM
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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22 Units Available
Kensington Place Apartments
1220 N Fair Oaks Ave , Sunnyvale, CA
Lakewood
1 Bedroom
$2,232
719 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,049
1057 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,724
1386 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:37 PM
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.
Verified
9 Units Available
Lincoln Glen
150 E Remington Dr , Sunnyvale, CA
Ortega
Studio
$1,745
383 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,025
563 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,845
824 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:37 PM
Near the area's best parks and shops. On-site tennis courts, pool with a sundeck lounge, and strength training center. Indoor and outdoor living. Spacious floor plans and kitchens.
Verified
30 Units Available
Cherryhill
902 W Remington Dr , Sunnyvale, CA
De Anza
1 Bedroom
$1,722
658 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
816 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 03:37 PM
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.
Verified
1 Unit Available
PKSL
1090 Sunnyvale Saratoga Road , Sunnyvale, CA
Ortega
Studio
$1,950
443 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 09:47 AM
PKSL (pronounced "Pixel") is a recently re-developed apartment community featuring modern styling and amenities inspired by the Silicon Valley.
Verified
1 Unit Available
641 Kirkland Apartments
641 Kirkland Drive , Sunnyvale, CA
Serra
3 Bedrooms
$2,995
1010 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:47 AM
Don't miss out on this VERY roomy, bright and open apartment home in the heart of a quiet, tree-lined Sunnyvale neighborhood! This beautifully updated spacious unit is just a short walk from shopping, public transport, multiple restaurants,
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43 Units Available
The Flats Cityline
300 West Washington Avenue , Sunnyvale, CA
Heritage District
1 Bedroom
$3,860
864 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,650
992 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,777
1402 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
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1 Unit Available
Element Apartment Homes
1270 Coronado Drive , Sunnyvale, CA
Washington
1 Bedroom
$2,420
690 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
Nestled away in a quiet residential neighborhood, Element will offer a peaceful place to call home.
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32 Units Available
6tenEast
610 East Weddell Drive , Sunnyvale, CA
Lakewood
Studio
$2,661
701 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,693
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,532
1158 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
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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49 Units Available
Encasa
550 E Weddell Dr , Sunnyvale, CA
Lakewood
Studio
$2,250
583 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,500
892 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,410
1190 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:41 PM
Conveniently situated less than one mile from Moffett Park business district. Stylishly appointed apartments with modern interior finishes situated in a community boasting resort-style swimming pools and spas, fitness centers, outdoor lounges and bark parks.
Verified
7 Units Available
Naya
1095 W El Camino Real , Sunnyvale, CA
Washington
1 Bedroom
$2,710
692 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,380
1119 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
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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7 Units Available
481 on Mathilda
481 S Mathilda Ave , Sunnyvale, CA
Washington
Studio
$2,742
670 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,633
771 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,316
1182 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
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.

Median Rent in Sunnyvale

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Sunnyvale is $2,268, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,843.
Studio
$1,929
1 Bed
$2,268
2 Beds
$2,843
3+ Beds
$3,946
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Sunnyvale?
In Sunnyvale, the median rent is $1,929 for a studio, $2,268 for a 1-bedroom, $2,843 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,946 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Sunnyvale, check out our monthly Sunnyvale Rent Report.
How much is rent in Sunnyvale?
In Sunnyvale, the median rent is $1,929 for a studio, $2,268 for a 1-bedroom, $2,843 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,946 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Sunnyvale, check out our monthly Sunnyvale Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Sunnyvale?
You can filter cheap apartments in Sunnyvale by price: under $2,200, under $2,000, under $1,800, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Sunnyvale?
You can filter cheap apartments in Sunnyvale by price: under $2,200, under $2,000, under $1,800, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Sunnyvale?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Sunnyvale apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Sunnyvale apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Sunnyvale properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Sunnyvale properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Sunnyvale?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Sunnyvale.
How much should I pay for rent in Sunnyvale?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Sunnyvale.
How can I find off-campus housing in Sunnyvale?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Sunnyvale. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, California State University-East Bay, University of California-Berkeley, and University of California-San Francisco.
How can I find off-campus housing in Sunnyvale?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Sunnyvale. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, California State University-East Bay, University of California-Berkeley, and University of California-San Francisco.
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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.

Sunnyvale, California Renter's Guide
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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.

Tips for Renting in Sunnyvale
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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

Neighborhoods
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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

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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.

Sunnyvale, California Renter's Guide
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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.

Tips for Renting in Sunnyvale
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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

Neighborhoods
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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

Rent Report
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September 2020 Sunnyvale Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Sunnyvale Rent Report. Sunnyvale rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Sunnyvale rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Sunnyvale rents decline sharply over the past month

Sunnyvale rents have declined 0.9% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 4.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Sunnyvale stand at $2,268 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,843 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Sunnyvale's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents falling across the San Jose Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Sunnyvale over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the San Jose metro for which we have data, 7 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Gilroy has the least expensive rents in the San Jose metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,400; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.8%.
    • Cupertino has seen rents fall by 7.4% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the San Jose metro with a two-bedroom median of $4,936.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Sunnyvale

    As rents have fallen sharply in Sunnyvale, a few large cities nationwide have also seen prices fall, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Sunnyvale is less affordable for renters.

    • Although rents across cities in California have been marginally on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.0% in San Diego.
    • Sunnyvale's median two-bedroom rent of $2,843 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in Sunnyvale fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including New York (-3.3%), Boston (-3.1%), and DC (-2.2%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Sunnyvale than most large cities. For example, Dallas has a median 2BR rent of $1,130, 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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    San Jose
    $2,080
    $2,610
    -0.6%
    -2.5%
    Sunnyvale
    $2,270
    $2,840
    -0.9%
    -4%
    Santa Clara
    $2,200
    $2,760
    -0.7%
    -3%
    Mountain View
    $2,070
    $2,600
    -1.7%
    -5.4%
    Milpitas
    $2,390
    $3,000
    -0.8%
    -0.6%
    Palo Alto
    $2,540
    $3,180
    -0.9%
    0.1%
    Cupertino
    $3,940
    $4,940
    -1%
    -7.4%
    Gilroy
    $1,910
    $2,400
    0.1%
    1.8%
    Campbell
    $1,930
    $2,420
    -0.3%
    -0.5%
    Los Gatos
    $2,060
    $2,590
    -0.1%
    0.8%
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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.

    Read More

    September 2020 Sunnyvale Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Sunnyvale Rent Report. Sunnyvale rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Sunnyvale rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Sunnyvale Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Sunnyvale Rent Report. Sunnyvale rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Sunnyvale rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Sunnyvale rents decline sharply over the past month

    Sunnyvale rents have declined 0.9% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 4.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Sunnyvale stand at $2,268 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,843 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Sunnyvale's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents falling across the San Jose Metro

      Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Sunnyvale over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the San Jose metro for which we have data, 7 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Gilroy has the least expensive rents in the San Jose metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,400; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.8%.
      • Cupertino has seen rents fall by 7.4% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the San Jose metro with a two-bedroom median of $4,936.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Sunnyvale

      As rents have fallen sharply in Sunnyvale, a few large cities nationwide have also seen prices fall, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Sunnyvale is less affordable for renters.

      • Although rents across cities in California have been marginally on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.0% in San Diego.
      • Sunnyvale's median two-bedroom rent of $2,843 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While rents in Sunnyvale fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including New York (-3.3%), Boston (-3.1%), and DC (-2.2%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Sunnyvale than most large cities. For example, Dallas has a median 2BR rent of $1,130, 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 Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      San Jose
      $2,080
      $2,610
      -0.6%
      -2.5%
      Sunnyvale
      $2,270
      $2,840
      -0.9%
      -4%
      Santa Clara
      $2,200
      $2,760
      -0.7%
      -3%
      Mountain View
      $2,070
      $2,600
      -1.7%
      -5.4%
      Milpitas
      $2,390
      $3,000
      -0.8%
      -0.6%
      Palo Alto
      $2,540
      $3,180
      -0.9%
      0.1%
      Cupertino
      $3,940
      $4,940
      -1%
      -7.4%
      Gilroy
      $1,910
      $2,400
      0.1%
      1.8%
      Campbell
      $1,930
      $2,420
      -0.3%
      -0.5%
      Los Gatos
      $2,060
      $2,590
      -0.1%
      0.8%
      See More

      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.

      Sunnyvale Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      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.
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      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.