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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
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Pleasanton is a town in California with a population of 80,847. Pleasanton is in Alameda County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Pleasanton offers residents a dense 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
80,847

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$933,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,251
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense 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
    55.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    67.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    183.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,384.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    131.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    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
$148,852
National
$55,322
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Pleasanton Reviews

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I have lived in Pleasanton for about 29 years. It has grown dramatically from a small town to a wonderful family oriented town of about 82,000. It’s a great location if your working in either San Franciso or in Silicon Valley. Awesome Main Street with very nice restaurants and stores & is known for having more parks than just about any other city in CA. Schools are some of the top in CA & the nation. Your only about an hour or less to the ocean & 3 1/2 hours from Lake Tahoe.
On the downside, House is really expensive...guessing the average house is about 1,200,000. That being said, it seems to always list each year as one of the best places to live in the US for its size. It Is for sure a “family” town & very “Pleasant”!
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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!
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!