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 on 24/7 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 on the basis of variables such as crime, education, employment growth, recreation, infrastructure, environment and housing affordability.
Live & Play in Pleasanton
- 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.
- More than 1,200 acres of surrounding parks, open space and trails offer spectacular vistas and abundant recreational opportunities.
- 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.
- There are over 220 dining establishments in our community sure to satisfy varying tastes from cafes, dessert shops, pizza to fine dining.
- 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.
Work in Pleasanton
- Located at the junction of I-580 and I-680, Pleasanton is proximate to the major business markets of Silicon Valley, San Francisco and the Central Valley.
- Pleasanton supports a thriving business community of more than 4,000 companies, from Fortune 500 to home-grown innovation firms.
- Business sectors range from software to biotechnology to professional services in more than 15 million square feet of office and industrial space.
- Many businesses make their home in the nationally-recognized Hacienda Business Park which boasts 850 acres of versatile space and wired infrastructure.
- Linking the workforce to the region are two BART stations, the Altamont Corridor Express commuter train and regional bus service.