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192 Apartments for rent in Sunnyvale, CA

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Last updated March 13 at 06:13am
East Murphy
5 Units Available
Avana Sunnyvale
355 N Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,072
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,666
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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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Last updated March 13 at 05:50am
Ponderosa
7 Units Available
Briarwood
180 Pasito Ter, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,892
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,651
948 sqft
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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Last updated March 13 at 05:50am
Lakewood
24 Units Available
The Arches
1235 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,332
648 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,787
943 sqft
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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Last updated March 13 at 06:08am
Heritage District
30 Units Available
Ironworks
457 E Evelyn Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,452
823 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,058
1260 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,158
1367 sqft
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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Last updated March 13 at 06:08am
Ponderosa
8 Units Available
Birchwood
1230 Henderson Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,395
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,040
880 sqft
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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Last updated March 13 at 06:08am
Lakewood
12 Units Available
Kensington Place Apartments
1220 N Fair Oaks Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,818
719 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,654
1057 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,910
1386 sqft
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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Last updated March 13 at 05:50am
Ponderosa
8 Units Available
Arbor Terrace
555 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,593
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,376
834 sqft
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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Last updated March 13 at 12:25am
Ponderosa
24 Units Available
Willowbend
1035 Aster Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,408
632 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,874
924 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,855
1228 sqft
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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Last updated March 13 at 12:25am
Washington
8 Units Available
481 on Mathilda
481 S Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
Studio
$3,504
670 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,688
757 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,345
1180 sqft
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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Last updated March 13 at 12:25am
Washington
10 Units Available
Naya
1095 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,575
692 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,225
1119 sqft
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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Last updated March 13 at 12:25am
Lakewood
13 Units Available
6tenEast
610 East Weddell Drive, Sunnyvale, CA
Studio
$3,294
701 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,499
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,891
1162 sqft
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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Last updated March 13 at 12:25am
West Murphy
6 Units Available
GROVE Apartments
243 Buena Vista Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,288
912 sqft
Sophisticated apartments located just off Central Expressway and Mary Avenue. 24-hour laundry and maintenance. Community features a swimming pool, gym and clubhouse. Units have granite counters and hardwood floors.
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Last updated March 13 at 12:25am
Heritage District
8 Units Available
Villa Del Sol
355 E Evelyn Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,595
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,830
1082 sqft
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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Last updated March 13 at 12:25am
Lakewood
5 Units Available
Tamarind Square
1160 Morse Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,270
714 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,195
1178 sqft
Designer apartments convenient located midway between Palo Alto and San Jose. Amenities include full fitness center, pet areas, pool and spa. Assigned parking. Gourmet kitchens, private patio/balcony and up-to-date wiring for all your tech.
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Last updated March 13 at 06:08am
De Anza
9 Units Available
Cherryhill
902 W Remington Dr, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,192
658 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,836
816 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,422
1088 sqft
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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Last updated March 13 at 12:25am
Ponderosa
12 Units Available
Sofi Sunnyvale
963 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,776
693 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,242
950 sqft
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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Last updated March 13 at 06:08am
Ponderosa
46 Units Available
Spruce Apartments
655 S Fair Oaks Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
Studio
$2,984
416 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,760
591 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,451
996 sqft
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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Last updated March 13 at 06:08am
Washington
10 Units Available
Shadowbrook Apartments
235 Bernardo Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,887
683 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,455
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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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Last updated March 13 at 07:06am
Ponderosa
8 Units Available
Evelyn Gardens
1055 E Evelyn Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,649
692 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,220
863 sqft
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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Last updated March 13 at 12:25am
West Murphy
6 Units Available
Peartree Apartments
330 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,402
662 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,313
851 sqft
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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Last updated March 13 at 12:25am
Lakewood
23 Units Available
Encasa
550 E Weddell Dr, Sunnyvale, CA
Studio
$2,739
583 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,515
847 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,820
1190 sqft
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.
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Last updated March 13 at 12:25am
Lakewood
46 Units Available
Mission Pointe
1063 Morse Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,540
642 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,260
1007 sqft
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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Last updated March 12 at 12:02pm
East Murphy
40 Units Available
Avalon Silicon Valley
1257 Lakeside Dr, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,185
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,766
1093 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,044
1310 sqft
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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Last updated March 13 at 06:08am
Heritage District
6 Units Available
Loft House
150 S Taaffe St, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,776
903 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,579
1171 sqft
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.

Median Rent in Sunnyvale

Last updated Feb. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Sunnyvale is $2,335, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,927.
Studio
$1,986
1 Bed
$2,335
2 Beds
$2,927
3+ Beds
$4,063
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

March 2020 Sunnyvale Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2020 Sunnyvale Rent Report. Sunnyvale rents increased 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.

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March 2020 Sunnyvale Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2020 Sunnyvale Rent Report. Sunnyvale rents increased 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 increase sharply over the past month

Sunnyvale rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up marginally by 0.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Sunnyvale stand at $2,335 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,927 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in December of last year. Sunnyvale's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.6%, as well as the national average of 1.7%.

    Rents rising across the San Jose Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Sunnyvale, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Jose metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Cupertino has the most expensive rents in the San Jose metro, with a two-bedroom median of $5,256; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 0.0% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Milpitas has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $3,059, while one-bedrooms go for $2,438.
    • Gilroy has the least expensive rents in the San Jose metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,390; rents were up 1.6% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Sunnyvale

    As rents have increased marginally in Sunnyvale, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Sunnyvale is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.6% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.2% in San Diego, 0.5% in Los Angeles, and 0.1% in San Francisco.
    • Sunnyvale's median two-bedroom rent of $2,927 is above the national average of $1,194. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.7% over the past year compared to the 0.8% rise in Sunnyvale.
    • While Sunnyvale's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Austin (+3.4%), Dallas (+2.3%), and New York (+2.2%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Sunnyvale than most large cities. For example, Dallas has a median 2BR rent of $1,137, 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
    $2,130
    $2,670
    0.6%
    1.7%
    Sunnyvale
    $2,340
    $2,930
    0.6%
    0.8%
    Santa Clara
    $2,270
    $2,840
    0.8%
    2.1%
    Mountain View
    $2,180
    $2,730
    0.5%
    1.8%
    Milpitas
    $2,440
    $3,060
    0.7%
    4.1%
    Palo Alto
    $2,570
    $3,230
    0.8%
    3.9%
    Cupertino
    $4,190
    $5,260
    0.6%
    0
    Gilroy
    $1,910
    $2,390
    0
    1.6%
    Campbell
    $1,950
    $2,440
    0.4%
    1.3%
    Los Gatos
    $2,090
    $2,630
    -0.2%
    2.9%
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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.

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