Situated 25 miles east of Oakland and just 6 miles to Livermore’s west, there’s a San Francisco Bay Area Suburb ranked by the Census Bureau as the wealthiest mid-sized city in the US. Enveloped in Alameda County, Pleasanton, California has also been rated by USA Today, Money, and Forbes as being one of the best places to live and a top hometown spot.
Pleasanton, California is home to a population of 77,682 residents in the 94566 zip code. The affluent community boasts an average annual household income of $134,801, more than double the state’s average annual household income of $64,500. Home values in Pleasanton, California are averaged at $869,900, also well above the state’s average home value of $449,100.
Residents and government leaders of Pleasanton, California have done an outstanding job preserving Pleasanton’s historic downtown area, and for this reason, people in the area today have the benefit of enjoying a wide array of architectural styles, some of which date back to the mid-19th century.
There are lots of things to do in and around Pleasanton, California. The Alameda Fairgrounds, Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park, Augustin Bernal Park, Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, Firehouse Arts Center, and more. Pleasanton also has a small business district with a variety of local small businesses as well as some offices for Alameda County officials. Aside from the standard forms of entertainment, Pleasanton is an active community with a variety of community events that include weekly farmer’s markets, First Wednesdays themed community festivals, Friday Concerts in the park, and more.
Getting around Pleasanton, California isn’t complicated, thanks to services in part by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) community system, and the WHEELS bus transit system. There’s also a stop for the Altamont Commuter Express rail service. Residents and visitors needing air travel can fly via the Oakland International Airport.
Schools in Pleasanton, California have won awards on national and state levels. Elementary schools include Alisal, Donlon, Fairlands, Hearst, Lydiksen, Mohr, Valley View, Vintage Hills, and Walnut Grove. Middle schools encompass Hart Middle School, Harvest Park Middle School, and Pleasanton Middle School. Students in high school attend Amador Valley High School, Foothill High School. Two public alternative high schools in the area are Horizon High School and Village High School.
Pleasanton, California receives approximately 21 inches of rain annually, which falls over the course of 38 days with measurable precipitation. It does not snow in Pleasanton, so there won’t be any snowmen or snowball fights. For 264 days out of each year, on average, the sun shines its golden rays on the community. Summer high temperatures average 88 degrees while winter lows average about 40 degrees.
Pleasanton, California is an affluent community complete with creature comforts and modern amenities, designed for living life to the fullest. Residents enjoy a multitude of recreational options within their community, but with its proximity to other Bay Area communities, Pleasanton, California is within a short drive from endless opportunities for recreation.
Pleasanton, California has been thriving for more than a hundred years as a community that’s a great place to call home.
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