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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Pleasanton Reviews

35 reviews
All Categories
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.
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.