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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    NG

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$633,926
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,639
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$121,823
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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I love Pleasanton. It's older, which makes it very cute, especially downtown. I love the old-fashion vibes I get each time I visit other parts of Pleasanton. My favorite parts of Pleasanton occur in the summer. The Alameda County Fair brings people from all over the bay area to Pleasanton to enjoy the amenities the fair has to offer. Also, the concerts in the park are amazing because people can come together to appreciate good music, food, and wine. Also, Pleasanton has their own dairy, which makes the best ice cream. Pleasanton provides people with such a classic feeling that they can't get in any other city.
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Pleasanton has presented me countless opportunities the have truly shaped who I am. Between the social atmosphere of my neighborhood, to the excellent schools, Pleasanton has been the perfect place to grow up. The one negative thing I would have to say is that Pleasanton lives in its own bubble. As in you don't get a sense of life in the real world outside of Pleasanton. That said, when it comes time for me to have kids, I would want to move back to Pleasanton to raise them. It is one of the safest and most beautiful places to live in the country and I can see it staying that way in the future.
People who live in Pleasanton live here for a very long time. Pleasanton, for the most part, isn't a city where you just live there for a few years. People who live here stay long enough to become apart of the community and contribute to events and organizations. Everyone enjoys participating in the Christmas parade or Halloween walks/learning about the ghosts of Pleasanton. Everyone enjoys keeping traditions going to make the next residents feel welcome.