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Living In Sunnyvale TX

This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to Sunnyvale and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in Sunnyvale in 2019 is like. Sunnyvale livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced Sunnyvale homes that currently are for sale. At the bottom of this page are links to authoritative sources that provide additional general information about living in Sunnyvale.

Sunnyvale livability factors

2019 best Dallas suburbs rank: 34

Click this best places to live in Dallas link for complete rankings, metrics and analysis methodology.

  2018 public schools academic performance index: 66.4
  2017 median single family house value: $348,000
  2017 residences owner occupied: 96.2%
  2017 median household income: $137,721
  2017 population: 6,491
  2013 - 2017 population growth: 13.5%

Some of the ways Sunnyvale is different from and similar to other DFW cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

Sunnyvale is located in east Dallas County, approximately 15 miles east of downtown Dallas and 47 miles east of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, Sunnyvale's proximity to downtown Dallas and both the Las Colinas and north Dallas business centers is likely to make Sunnyvale residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.

Local schools

School age children who reside in Sunnyvale are eligible to attend Sunnyvale ISD schools

Information about how student performance at the schools attended by Sunnyvale students compares with other DFW area schools is available on these best DFW school districts, best DFW high schools, best DFW middle schools and best DFW elementary schools pages.

Single-family homes

Single-family homes (identified as one-unit, detached houses by the U.S. Census Bureau) account for 97.8 percent of the Sunnyvale residences ... median value of owner-occupied single-family homes is $348,000 ... about 70 percent of Sunnyvale housing units have been built during the past 25 or so years ... approximately nine percent of these residences are more than 50 years old ... about three percent of Sunnyvale housing units have been constructed since 2014

New home construction

There currently is limited new home construction occurring in Sunnyvale. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new Sunnyvale homes that are currently listed for sale. If you thinking about buying a new construction home, you may want to carefully consider the guidance about builder quality provided on this DFW best home builders page.

I frequently am asked by folks who have never bought a new construction home if they should be assisted by a buyer’s agent when selecting a builder and when negotiating their new home purchase. Most of the time my answers are "Yes" and "Yes."


Approximately 15 miles and 18 minutes drive time without traffic from central Sunnyvale to downtown Dallas ...22 miles and 29 minutes to north Dallas business center ... 29 miles and 29 minutes to Las Colinas business center

Commute time and distance information for additional destinations, and for other DFW metroplex cities and towns, is provided on this average DFW commute distances and times page


2017 estimated population 6,491 ... population density 393 residents per square mile ... 13.5 percent population increase between 2013 - 2017 ... 2017 annual median household income $137,721 ... 96.2 percent of Sunnyvale residences are owner occupied

Additional demographic information about Sunnyvale and similar information about other DFW cities and towns are available by clicking on this more about DFW suburbs

Property taxes

Sunnyvale real estate property tax rate for 2017 is 2.59 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with property tax rates for other DFW cities and towns, are available by clicking on this DFW property tax rates link. link.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, State of Texas Comptroller and Google Maps.

Moderately priced homes for sale in Sunnyvale

Key to understanding what living in Sunnyvale is like is knowing about Sunnyvale housing. Shown below is a typical website presentation of currently listed homes that are more or less in the middle of the Sunnyvale single-family homes price range. A similar presentation of all currently listed Sunnyvale single-family homes and links to pages showing various selections of these homes are available on this Sunnyvale homes for sale page.

The default display order of the property listings shown below is number of days listed, but other sort orders can be selected. The property display also can be easily changed from the default grid display to a detailed list display. If you are viewing this page on a mobile device, a map that shows the location of the selected properties can be displayed by clicking on the map icon.

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3102 Red Oak Drive, Sunnyvale, TX - $429,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,984 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Two Story Home In A Well Established And Quiet Neighborhood Located In Sunnyvale. The Home Feeds To Sunnyvale's Exemplary Schools, Within Close Vicinity To Major Highways And The Town East Mall. Home Has Two Living And Dining Areas, Stud...

601 Watha, Sunnyvale, TX - $490,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,400 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Beautiful 3 Bed,2 Bath With 4th Bedroom Is A Flex Room & Doesn't Have Closet. Located In Sought After Sunnyvale Schools On A Large .83 Acre Corner Lot With Large Trees. New Carpet, Fresh Paint, 48 Inch Cabinets With Built In Trash Space. Nice Ss ...

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529 E Tripp Road, Sunnyvale, TX - $749,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,778 SQFT
  • 57 DAYS
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Enjoy A Country Lifestyle Close To The City. Plenty Of Room For Gardening, Sports, And Family Activities. Cool Off In Your Pool, Warm Up In Your Hot Tub, And Barbecue For Your Friends On The Argentinian Quincho In The Pool House. Invite Grandma...

340 Chatham Street, Sunnyvale, TX - $450,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,410 SQFT
  • 92 DAYS
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A Very Beautiful Well Maintained Spacious Home, With High Ceiling And An Open Floor Plan. 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, Formal Living, Dining, And Office Room. Located In The City Of Sunnyvale; Sparsely Populated And Affluent Town In Dallas County. Sunnyv...

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Listing information last updated on July 24th, 2021 at 12:31pm CDT.