Sunnyvale was ranked No. 5 in a recent study of Best U.S. Cities to Raise a Family. Researchers at RentCafe.com compared more than 130 cities to find out what they offer in terms of cost of living and housing, local economy and quality of life.
Sunnyvale snagged first place in the last two categories, with the study showing the city’s 4.1% unemployment rate to be one of the lowest among all the cities analyzed. The study also noted that 67% of Sunnyvale residents hold a college degree.
According to the study, at 4.4% Sunnyvale has the lowest percentage of children living below the poverty line among the top 10 Best Cities to Raise a Family in 2023, In San Francisco, the next-highest ranked California city at No. 17, this rate is more than 10%.
The study ranks Sunnyvale at No. 134 for cost of living. Ahead of the city in the overall rankings are Plano, TX, Scottdale, AZ, Arlington, VA, and Marietta, GA.
To view the complete report, visit https://www.rentcafe.com/blog/rental-market/market-snapshots/best-places-for-renter-families-2023.
Poet laureate sought
Santa Clara County is looking for its next poet laureate. The Santa Clara County Library District, in partnership with SVCREATES and Poetry Center San José, have opened the application process for the honorary post.
The poet laureate contributes to Santa Clara County’s poetry and literacy legacy through public readings and participation in civic events. The county’s eighth poet laureate will serve from January 2024 to December 2025 and will receive a stipend of $6,000 per year, a budget of $1,000 per year for reimbursable expenses and the opportunity to publish a chapbook through Poetry Center San Jose.
Applications are being accepted Aug. 11-Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. at bit.ly/SCCPoetLaureate, where eligibility criteria and other information is also available.