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Sunnyvale is a high tech bedroom community in Silicon Valley, which offers great commutes to jobs in surrounding cities, and also has plenty of employers of its own, as well. Located about 40 miles south of San Francisco, Sunnyvale has a population of about 133,000 people. Sunnyvale got its start in 1860 when the railroad came to town. In the 1870’s, wheat was replaced by fruit orchards as the prevailing crop. Canneries were then built, with Libby’s opening a plant in town. The Joshua Hendy Ironworks also opened for business in Sunnyvale, helping to supply some of the materials needed for weapons for the military. Today, the big industry in Sunnyvale is of course high tech, with some of the biggest firms, and brightest tech people, calling Sunnyvale home. Along with Mountain View, Sunnyvale is the only other city in Santa Clara County where apartments, condos, and townhouses outnumber single family detached houses. The ratio is approximately 1.1 to 1, however, whereas in Mountain View it is more than 2 to 1. Residential housing units in Sunnyvale were counted by the 2010 state census to include 54,194 residential units, of which 21,126 are single family attached houses, 3,940 are single family attached homes, 25,032 are apartments, condos, or townhouses, and 4,096 are mobile homes. Sunnyvale is home to hundreds of high tech firms, covering industries such as semiconductors, software, telecommunications, and much more. The housing options are many and range tremendously in price from a small studio apartment to a large single family detached house. For a large city, crime rates are surprisingly not too bad. Sunnyvale employs dual police officers/firefighters — called public safety officers. To the best of our knowledge, the only other bay area city which follows that model is Rohnert Park, up in Sonoma County. Though unusual, one can think of many advantages in terms of cross training and public acceptance/perception of such personnel. It seems to work just fine in both Sunnyvale and Rohnert Park. Another interesting feature of Sunnyvale is the grouping together of almost all city offices (city hall, police, courthouse, library, etc, etc.) all together in one huge area the size of entire city block. They even have their own gas station for fueling of city vehicles, and it’s all within walking distance of everything else. Sunnyvale was, long ago, orchard country. An employee of Libby’s accidentally invented fruit cocktail when he took home a variety of leftover fruit in a can. Trivia: Rooster T. Feathers, a comedy club in Sunnyvale, was the first place to install a video game — in 1972. Reach the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce at 408-736-4971. Baron & Chestney Real Estate offers full service discount real estate brokers that will sell your Sunnyvale home for a total of only a 2% real estate commission to a 4% real estate commission. Buying a home? Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount broker first! Our home buyer rebate program will get you a realtor rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. For all of your Sunnyvale real estate needs, call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor, today!
Sunnyvale is located in the center of the original Silicon Valley. Because jobs are so close, Sunnyvale offers a great commute for many. Sunnyvale is the home to hundreds of high tech firms, from semiconductors to software to telecommunications to global positioning equipment. The school rankings and crime ratings are favorable, and access to public transportation and freeways is excellent. Not surprisingly, the first video game machine was installed in Sunnyvale in 1972. With way over 125,000 residents, Sunnyvale offers many housing options for potential buyers. Baron & Chestney Real Estate offers discount realtors that will sell your Sunnyvale home for a real estate commission of 2% to 4%, in TOTAL. Buying a Sunnyvale home? Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor first! Our home buyer cash rebate program will get you a real estate rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. Whether buying a home, selling a home, or BOTH, a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount real estate broker will save you THOUSANDS of dollars in realtor commissions on your next realty transaction! Call us!
Baron & Chestney Real Estate offers FULL SERVICE discount real estate brokers who will sell your San Francisco Bay Area home for a discount realtor commission of only 2% to 4% in TOTAL. Home buyers who purchase a home using our home buyer rebate program will get a realtor rebate of up to 2% of the selling price of the home. Serving your discount real estate needs throughout 10 San Francisco Bay Area counties, our discount realtors will save you THOUSANDS of dollars in real estate commissions, whether you are selling a home or buying a home, or BOTH! Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount real estate broker today, and let our home seller discount real estate commissions and home buyer discount realtor rebates save you thousands of dollars in realtor commissions on your next bay area realty transaction! Call US first!