Welcome to Pleasanton
Pleasanton is a major suburb identified by the U.S. Census as one of the wealthiest middle-sized cities in the nation and was included on Money Magazine’s list of the ’50 Best Cities to Live 2014’ and on24/7 Wall Street’s list of ‘America’s 50 Best Cities to Live’. Pleasanton ranked #31 on Money’s annual list of the Best Places to Live, and #9 on the publication’s list of the Top Earning Towns in the nation. The rankings were determined based on variables such as crime, education, employment growth, recreation, infrastructure, environment and housing affordability.
Downtown Pleasanton is a charming historic destination with a mix of unique shops, services and restaurants while nearby Stoneridge mall features more than 165 specialty stores and restaurants. Pleasanton is enlivened by events like a free summer concert series, festivals and parades along Main Street, a weekly year-round farmers market, stunning Callippe golf course, and an intimate performing and visual arts center. There are over 220 dining establishments in our community sure to satisfy varying tastes from cafes, dessert shops, pizza to fine dining.
Downtown will greet you with unexpected finds and uncommon treasures. The pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined streets offer a vibrant blend of parks and historic buildings, specialty shops and service businesses, fine dining and coffee shops.
More than 1,200 acres of surrounding parks, open space and trails offer spectacular vistas and abundant recreational opportunities.
The City of Pleasanton offers 44 community and neighborhood parks, approximately 24+ miles of trails and over 600 acres of undeveloped open space.
There are two types of parks in Pleasanton: Community Parks and Neighborhood Parks. Community parks are intended for community-wide use and feature a variety of amenities. Parks are as small as 1/3 acre and as large as 104 acres. Augustin Bernal Park is a 237-acre natural jewel in the park system. The fully restored interpretive Alviso Adobe Community Park reveals the history of the Amador Valley and a rare glimpse of times past. Neighborhood parks are intended to serve the immediate neighborhood but are open for use by the public and have limited amenities. Many neighborhood parks are located with ½ mile of residential neighborhoods, which is a goal of the City’s General Plan.
Pleasanton’s highly educated population and workforce reflect a community that values education and actively supports a preeminent school system which ranks among the Top 10 in California.