24 reviews
  1. Town in California
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Pleasanton Reviews

24 reviews
All Categories
Pleasanton is a beautiful town located in the Bay Area. There are really so many things I love about this town - namely, it is safe, clean, and well-connected. There are always community activities going on because the city is well-coordinated, but there is plenty to do nearby - big cities like Berkeley, San Francisco, and San Jose are all about an hour away. Everybody here is incredibly friendly and knows each other. The schools have strong curriculum and teachers are always pushing their students to be their best. The only things I think the city could work on or is missing are the lack of nightlife (most places downtown close around 10 pm and there isn't much for kids/teens to do) and the fact that it is mostly a wealthy, white town, so it lacks diversity and affordable housing. Despite these factors missing, I would not trade my experience growing up in Pleasanton for anything because I know I am safe, well-cared for, and prepared for college and the future.
Pleasanton is a great and safe town to raise a child. The schools are well-run and adequately prepare students for later life. There are numerous parks to spend time at, and downtown is incredibly scenic. The town, however, is very affluent, which comes with a few major downsides. For young adults and those in their 20's or 30's, there is virtually nothing to do past 9PM. The vast majority of stores and restaurants are chains, and the nearest movie theater is the town next over. My marching band competitions would end in the late hours of the night, and we would have to go to the IHOP in the town over for food, as there were very few restaurants open.
The nightlife aside, Pleasanton is a very great town to live in. I always feel safe no matter where I am, and I am grateful that I could receive a quality education from the town's schools.
I am an immigrant and it is totally a pleasure to be able to live in Pleasanton. The scenery is beautiful; the air quality is pure; people in down are nice; the location of stores are convenient; the schools are great and ranked out of the entire USA. Although the estate here is expensive, I believe it totally worth it. It is a down that themes by parks, trees, and mountains. The town is super environmental and comfortable to live. It is also in the middle of Dublin and Livermore which are the two cities that has a lot of entertainments, institutions, health center, and supermarkets.