Union City maintains its small-town feel while being in the center of the Bay Area, with San Francisco and Silicon Valley just minutes away. Besides charming neighborhoods, Union City has wonderful parks, sports fields, community centers, and a variety of recreation programs. Living in Union City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Union City, there are a lot of coffee shops, restaurants, and a 100-acre shopping center that features 70 stores including a theater and even a skydiving fun zone. Many families and young professionals live in Union City and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Union City are highly rated. Union City benefits from a Mediterranean climate and on average, there are 265 sunny days per year in Union City.