Pleasanton

Known for its central location amid the Tri-Valley area and its mild temperatures throughout the year.

Welcome to Pleasanton

Green suburban city offering great weather and tremendous views
 
Loaded with beauty and charm, Pleasanton is known for its central location amid the Tri-Valley area and its mild temperatures throughout the year. While home to more than 70,000 residents, Pleasanton offers an abundance of green space and parks. The city has quite a bit of history having been incorporated in 1894. The downtown area remains as quaint and comfy as it was many decades ago.
 
There are many different neighborhoods within the city, including the west's side Golden Eagle sections with executive and custom homes offering majestic views of the valley below. Centrally located, Pleasanton’s Birdland neighborhood offers 1,500-3,000-square-foot homes built in the mid-1960s to 1970s and is complete with its own sports complex. On the eastern edge of town lies the Ruby Hill gated community. With some of the largest homes and best views in the city, this neighborhood is home to the Ruby Hills Golf Course and Clubhouse.

What to Love

  • Green neighborhoods
  • Amazing views of the ridge
  • Charming downtown
  • Rich with history
  • Award-winning schools

Local Lifestyle

Pleasanton is a mid-sized city with a suburban vibe. The downtown area offers a variety of eateries to explore. During Wednesday evenings in the summer months, downtown comes alive through its block party and live entertainment. There is never a lack of things to do or places to eat in Pleasanton.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

As executive chef and partner of Sabio on Main, Francis Hogan is a Level 1-certified sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers. He has more than 20 years of experience in the kitchen, having traveled around Europe before landing in the Tri-Valley. Diners can choose from a la carte, the three-course, or five-course menus, and don't forget to check out the extensive wine list. 
 
For a different culinary experience, try Baci Bistro and Bar with its modern take on classic Italian dishes, including pasta, seafood, and steaks. Visitors can dine in or out on the patio, and this hot spot is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.
Pleasanton is full of shopping venues, with an array of locally-owned downtown shops, offices, and large shopping centers spread out across the city. Stoneridge Shopping Center includes stores like Coach, Zara, and Lego alongside eateries like The Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Factory.
 
In the Pleasanton Gateway Shopping Center, look for spas like Sculptology and Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa. A special treat for the whole family is Mike's Bikes. And when you are hungry, you can stop in for a burger at Habit Burger Grill or lunch at Plucked Chicken and Beer.

Things to Do

With such wonderful weather, the Pleasanton Farmers' Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. year-round. Look for fresh fruits and veggies, such as root vegetables, apples, pears, figs, and squash. Local merchants also offer jams, honey, olive oil, handcrafted cheese, and freshly cut flowers.
 
At the Firehouse Arts Center, enjoy viewing the latest art exhibition or take in a variety of live performances offered each month, including local youth, music, and improv theater groups, as well as individual comedians, magicians, and more. And if stand-up comedy is more your style, check out who's coming soon to Tommy T's Comedy Club. Tommy T's is a 17+ venue, and all attendees must carry ID for admittance.

Schools

The Pleasanton Unified School District is known for its quality schools, providing public education for Pleasanton residents. Some of its highest school ratings include:

 

Overview for Pleasanton, CA

79,558 people live in Pleasanton, where the median age is 41.1 and the average individual income is $76,394. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

79,558

Total Population

41.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$76,394

Average individual Income

Around Pleasanton, CA

There's plenty to do around Pleasanton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
72
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
33
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Pierce Fitness, Kristin Nicole Fitness, and Kinetic Chain Sport.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 3.19 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.48 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.55 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.11 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.43 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Pleasanton, CA

Pleasanton has 27,733 households, with an average household size of 2.86. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Pleasanton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 79,558 people call Pleasanton home. The population density is 3,295.59 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

79,558

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.1

Median Age

49.36 / 50.64%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
27,733

Total Households

2.86

Average Household Size

$76,394

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Pleasanton, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Pleasanton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Lighthouse Baptist School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available
Fei Xiang Bilingual School
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Thomas S. Hart Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Phoebe Apperson Hearst Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Hacienda Child Development Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Little Flowers Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Henry P. Mohr Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Valley View Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Walnut Grove Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Vintage Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Montessori School Of Pleasanton
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
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