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
$828,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,949
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    54
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    16
    41
  • Robbery
    54
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    255
    500
  • Theft
    1,547
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    167
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$130,170
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    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%
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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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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!
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.