A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$772,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,813
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    41
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    16
    41
  • Robbery
    50
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    291
    525
  • Theft
    1,574
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    200
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$124,759
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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A quiet and wonderful city to grow up in. Having been here over 20 years of my life, I can safely wander around downtown without having a single worry about crime. The people are very friendly as if the entire city is a single nieghborhood! Highly recommend bringing your young families here. Public transporation is easily accessible via the BART system that runs right through the city. With two stops within the same city, getting anywhere around the Bay Area is quite easy!
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Pleasanton is a great place to raise a family! There are a lot of opportunities to get your children involved in extracurricular activities from swimming, soccer, basketball, football, etc. The weather is great, although some summers can get extremely hot. The location is very centralized. You are able to go to the beach or the city in any given day.
My overall experience with Pleasanton was awesome. As a kid growing up, there was nothing more fun than going to the big metal slide park or walking around downtown on a friday night after concert in the park. Throughout middle and high school I spent a lot of my time downtown, so I really got to know the shops and people and everyone was always so friendly. It has a hometown feel to it and I never once felt unsafe or threatened. The schools were awesome, just the right amount of rigor to push me to become better and enough support to keep me going. Grateful I was raised in such a positive community.