Is Lakewood, Sunnyvale a good place to live?

Is Lakewood, Sunnyvale a nice place to live?   Should I move to Lakewood, Sunnyvale?   What is it like living in Lakewood, Sunnyvale?   Find out information on living conditions, demographics, transit options, schools, daycares, things to do, and homes for sale.

Before you even start your home buying search, you’d want to know which area to move to. Several factors can influence the choice of place such as demographics, nearby schools, amenities, local community, and more. If you’re considering moving to Lakewood, Sunnyvale, there are several ways for you to identify if Lakewood is a good fit for you.

Highlights

Total Population
23k
Walk Score
51
Median Home Price
$340,000
Median Rent
$2,859
Median Household Income
$120,906
Median Individual Income
$58,647

Who are your Lakewood neighbors?

The demographics of a place can be a fair indicator of how ‘neighborly’ a place is. 42% of the households in Lakewood are renter-occupied making it suitable for people looking for a community where residents generally keep to themselves. The total population of Lakewood is 23,185, the median age is 36 years, and the average household size is 2.9.

Total Population
23k
Median Age
37
Renters
42%
Owners
58%

Is Lakewood a walkable neighborhood?

Quality of life is subjective and can depend on a variety of things. While some home buyers might want a walkable city that offers ample things to do closer to where they live, others might prefer the suburbs with their tranquil streets, peace and quiet, and proximity to open spaces and nature. For some, the idea of being car-dependent is unacceptable, while for others, a reasonable drive time to their favorite weekend hangout is a dream come true.

Walk Score
51
Bike Score
70
Transit Score
42

Taking that into account, it would be great to know what amenities are available in the neighborhood, and whether you can complete most of your daily tasks on foot. Lakewood, Sunnyvale has a walk score of 51, a bike score of 70, and a transit score of 42.

Public transit in Lakewood, Sunnyvale is provided by VTA (bus). There are 44 VTA bus stops in Lakewood, Sunnyvale. The nearest airport is Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. The freeways nearest to Lakewood, Sunnyvale are US-101 and CA-237.

Also, if you have an electric vehicle and are looking for homes near electric-vehicle charging stations, this neighborhood might be a good fit. There are 10 electric vehicle charging locations in Lakewood, Sunnyvale with 45 level 2 charging points and 2 DC fast charging points.

What are the public transit options in Lakewood?

We cannot find any nearby public transit options for Lakewood

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What are the best schools in Lakewood, Sunnyvale?

The definition of a good school can vary depending on what people are looking for - some might be interested in schools which have great sports programs, while others might be looking at schools that are better at preparing kids for higher education. Since perspective can make a difference, independent bodies like Niche assign ratings to schools and are commonly used by parents to make a decision. However, you are encouraged to verify these ratings through other sources including visiting the campus.

It is not surprising to note that places with highly-rated public schools tend to have relatively higher home prices because of the perpetual demand for those neighborhoods. If you have children or plan on having in the future, checking out the nearby schools and their ratings is a good idea. There are 4 A+/A rated public elementary schools in the district. There are 5 A+/A/A- rated public middle schools in the district. Adrian Wilcox High School (#39 in metro), Mountain View High School (#6 in metro), Fremont High School (#46 in metro) are among 5 A+/A rated public high schools in the district.

Choosing an area with good school rating consistency is important. While the area you’re looking at right now might have great elementary schools for your young children, it’s well worth examining the middle and high schools they’ll grow up to attend. The nearby elementary school, middle school and high school quality ratings from Niche are very similar. If you have children and desire a consistent school experience as they grow up, this neighborhood may be a good place to plant long-term roots.

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What are the activities for kids in Lakewood, Sunnyvale?

For households with kids, accessibility to nearby parks, playgrounds, daycare centers as well as highly-rated preschools is key. There are a few parks and playgrounds in Lakewood, Sunnyvale, including Baylands Park, Fairwood Park, and Braly Park. These playgrounds provide great recreational facilities for kids, as well as adults. Families can enjoy a nice picnic under the shade in summer months, or walk along the trail for a weekend activity with the kids.

Proximity to good daycare centres is extremely important, especially if the parents have a full-time job. For young families there are plenty of options for childcare in Lakewood, Sunnyvale, including Stepping Stone World Preschool, Sunnyvale KinderCare, Hummingbird Kidz Day Care, and Kumon Math and Reading Center of Sunnyvale - Lowlanders. Proximity to urgent care centers such as Sutter Urgent Care - Mountain View Center (Sutter Urgent Care - Mountain View), Mountain View Urgent Care Center, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and Action Urgent Care is also a plus.

What's Nearby?

Whether a neighborhood is a good place to live or not could also depend on the nearby amenities. Having a high walk score means that there are a lot of places nearby like stores, restaurants, coffee shops, schools, and more. While the scores are by no means perfect, they are a good indicator for "stuff to do" around those places. Things like proximity to grocery stores, dining options, and parks can make a huge difference in your daily lives.

There are also plenty of dining options for the residents of Lakewood, Sunnyvale. You can grab your morning cup of coffee from Prime Restaurant, Chick-fil-A, or 1 oz coffee and sit down for a relaxed weekend brunch at Prime Restaurant, TAP'T Beer & Kitchen, or Chick-fil-A. Dessert shops like Maison Alyzee, Feride’s Bakery, and Panera Bread in Lakewood, Sunnyvale are great options for satifying your sweet tooth. Residents love to order tacos from Tia Juana Mexican Grill, Casa Lupe, or Chipotle Mexican Grill and burgers from Nom Burger, Boardwalk Burgers and Fries, or The Habit Burger Grill. Tia Juana Mexican Grill, Boardwalk Burgers and Fries, or Tres Potrillos Taqueria are some great spots for a fun dine-in experience.

Lakewood, Sunnyvale has quite a few grocery stores including Moffett Field Commissary, New Wing Yuan Market, and Nob Hill Foods.

What are the things to do in Lakewood?

We cannot find nearby things to do for Lakewood

Who is the best internet provider in Lakewood, Sunnyvale?

A good internet and broadband connection is a must-have, whether you work from home or not. Broadband internet connection options in Lakewood, Sunnyvale include satellite, ADSL, fiber, VDSL, wireline, terrestrial fixed wireless, Symetrical xDSL, and DOCSIS from 21 different providers. Aside from optic fiber which provides Gbps speeds, you can get up to 987 mbps download speeds via DOCSIS powered by Comcast.

What are the noise levels and air quality in Lakewood, Sunnyvale?

Most often than not, the higher the walk score, the higher the noise. So if you’re an extremely noise-sensitive person and it’s absolutely intolerable, you may need to opt for a neighborhood with a lower walk score.

Last month, the air quality in Lakewood, Sunnyvale was good (Air Quality Index, i.e., AQI was 28 for pollutant PM2.5). In 2020, the air quality was bad for 13 days when AQI for pollutant PM2.5 exceeded 100.

Should I buy a house in Lakewood, Sunnyvale?

Median Home Price
$340,000
Median Price / Sqft
$218
New Listings
57
Home Sold
67

There is one important indicator of knowing how good the neighborhood is - the number of homes sold in the past. A high percentage of homes sold in the past say, 5 years could indicate that it’s an up and coming neighborhood with people looking to settle here. At the same time, a neighborhood with low home sales, in spite of getting listed on the market could indicate that current residents are looking to move out. It would be nice to speak to residents of this neighborhood to understand what they loved, or didn’t like about living here.

57 homes were listed for sale this month in Lakewood, Sunnyvale. This is 338% higher compared to the same time last year, and 10% lower compared to last month. The total number of homes for sale in Lakewood, Sunnyvale is 85% higher than it was at the same time 3 years ago. 67 homes were sold in Lakewood, Sunnyvale this month. 78% more than previous month. 96% more than same month last year.

You can also look at several other factors before deciding to make the move. For example, do all the houses in the neighborhood look almost identical? That could mean that the homeowners association might not be the most adjusting. Is there space for parking? Where would your friends and family park when they come to visit you? Your garage could already be full with your own vehicles. How well is the neighborhood maintained? It could help you identify whether you’d want to live next to such neighbors.

Homes for sale in Lakewood

There are currently no homes for sale in Lakewood.