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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Pleasanton is a town in California with a population of 79,341. Pleasanton is in Alameda County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Pleasanton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pleasanton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Pleasanton and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Pleasanton are highly rated.
About Pleasanton...
Population
79,341

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$879,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,140
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    62.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    162.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,665.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    139.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Pleasanton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$138,269
National
$55,322
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Pleasanton Reviews

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The overall atmosphere feels safe. I can easily walk down the street without feeling threatened. It’s very clean, with plenty of places to walk/play with my dogs. I have extremely easy access to grocery stores, shopping centers, and restaraunts. Everything is literally within 2 to 7 minutes away From me! Even better, I’m located right across the street from a hospital. Which for me, gives me an extra added reassurance of security and convenience. I’m also only so close to the BART station, I could walk and not have to worry about paying for parking. I recently moved to Pleasanton, but so far my daily life tasks have been made so easy due all of the accommodations I’ve listed!
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Pleasanton is one of those towns where you can just walk down the streets of downtown and automatically gain a sense of satisfaction. Pleasanton is a family orientated town which puts on many social events to bring the community together. If I could change one thing it would defiantly be to add more parking structures/lots. With the increasing population, it makes it very difficult to find parking these days!
My family and I moved to Pleasanton when I was 4 yrs old which means I've been here since kindergarten. My parents decided to move here precisely because Pleasanton has a great school district. Our town is amazing for families. It has plenty of parks, bike lanes and sports centers. It is one of those places where you see kids playing outside with their friends, moms walking their babies on strollers and dad's working on their yards. It is safe to leave your doors unlocked and your bikes on the driveway. With all of these great things I think what would have put the cherry on top would have been a more welcoming attitude towards other cultures. I come from hispanic descent but instead of being encouraged to share more of my background I felt I needed to let go of it and "blend in" to prevent being labeled as "the Mexican" in my school and other surroundings. Pleasanton is beautiful but there is definitely room for improvement.