Sunnyvale is well known in the Bay Area for its diverse population and progressive approach to life. Incorporated in 1912, it is now home to more than 140,000 residents, as well as large corporations such as Yahoo, Lockheed Martin, Palm, Inc., Juniper Networks, AMD, NetApp, Spansion, Simco Electronics, Mirapoint, AppliedMicro, Maxim Integrated Products, Ariba and many more.
In the 1930’s the local economy started to shift from orchards to technology.
Sunnyvale’s residents are proud to have access to highly regarded and nationally recognized schools in their public school system. Also nearby are many distinguished Universities and higher education opportunities such as Stanford University, Santa Clara University, San Jose State University, the Art Institute of California Sunnyvale, De Anza College, Mission College, and many more within a short drive.
The city also offers a variety of local shopping and dining options including the historic Murphy Avenue in downtown Sunnyvale, which was recently completely remodeled.