Sunnyvale--especially those portions that feed into or are a part of the Cupertino School system--have long been highly attractive to home buyers. Back in 2009, I remember telling clients that the homes in these areas (which were selling for $900,000) at the time were priced at a "bargain" that would not be seen again. If the buyers took my advice, they're now sitting with more than $500,000 in equity on their homes in just 5 short years. And if they didn't listen to my sage advice, those same buyers may now be "locked out" of the housing in the area since prices have risen far faster than income in the same time period. Truth be told, Sunnyvale is attractive to buyers for several reasons--1) safety, it is one of the safest communities in the area; 2) public school performance is stellar and several of the most desired sections of the city are part of the Cupertino School District; 3) excellent city services (believe me, I used to live in San Jose, and having city actually take care of lights and trees and plumbing is GREAT), and 4) community "feel." Although it actually is a larger city, Sunnyvale has never lost its 1960's charm or feeling of a smaller town and I know (except for a 20 year stint in San Jose), I've lived here MOST of my life and I'm not alone, city councilman Glen Hendricks is an old high school buddy of mine, and he, like many others, continue to live and work in Sunnyvale and surrounding areas. It's my home town and the place where the majority of my real estate practice is conducted. Sunnyvale is really is a wonderful city, and I can definitely see the allure!