Pleasant Hill

Population: 34,395Median home value: $584,700 72 Ranks better than 76% of areas
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A+ Pleasant Hill Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
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F Pleasant Hill Cost of Living Cost of living is 22% higher than California
Pleasant Hill
16969% more expensive than the US average
California
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
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Pleasant Hill cost of living
D Pleasant Hill Crime Total crime is 76% higher than California
Total crime
5,18689% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2089% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Pleasant Hill crime
B+ Pleasant Hill Employment Household income is 47% higher than California
Median household income
$93,47669% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$47,08858% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%15% lower than the US average
Pleasant Hill employment
C Pleasant Hill Housing Home value is 43% higher than California
Median home value
$584,700217% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,71981% higher than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
Pleasant Hill real estate or Pleasant Hill rentals
B- Pleasant Hill Schools HS graduation rate is 20% higher than California
High school grad. rates
96%16% higher than the US average
School test scores
53%8% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:128% higher than the US average
Pleasant Hill K-12 schools or Pleasant Hill colleges

Living in Pleasant Hill, CA

Pleasant Hill, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 34,395 people. In Pleasant Hill, there are 4,861 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. The majority of Pleasant Hill residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 80% of the population considered married and 52% with kids under the age of 18, Pleasant Hill could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Pleasant Hill could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Pleasant Hill and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Pleasant Hill to California and the national average.

The livability score in Pleasant Hill is 73 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 76th percentile of all cities across America. If we check out each of the categories on their own, we see that Pleasant Hill ranks well for amenities (A+), weather (B+), education (B-) and employment (B+). There are some categories that Pleasant Hill ranks poorly for, including: cost of living (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Pleasant Hill on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Pleasant Hill is actually affordable. The median home price for Pleasant Hill homes is $584,700, which is 42.9% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Pleasant Hill, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.3, which is 1.6% lower than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Pleasant Hill will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Pleasant Hill, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 6.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.9%.

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Compare Pleasant Hill, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Pleasant Hill, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Crocker Highland, Oakland8212.92,280
Upper Rockridge, Oakland8211.65,996
Montclair, Oakland8111.34,011
Forestland, Oakland8010.21,954
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Shepherd Canyon, Oakland8010.81,863
Merriwood, Oakland8010.53,273
Glen Highlands, Oakland7911.11,473
Panoramic Hill, Oakland7910.21,751

Best Cities Near Pleasant Hill, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Port Costa, CA898.6228
Lafayette, CA85525,381
Mill Valley, CA8525.614,318
Hillsborough, CA8431.511,312
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Contra Costa Centre, CA842.36,190
Belvedere, CA8422.32,017
Tiburon, CA8421.39,170
Palo Alto, CA8435.666,649

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Pleasant Hill, A Great Chapter In My Life

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Community8/10
Nightlife7/10
Dining7/10
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I love Pleasant Hill! On my off days, I'm usually enjoying a cool drink or checking out the news while catching a relaxing breeze in Gregory Gardens, Grayson Woods, Poests Corner, and El Dorado Park., where every upward glance is met by the beautiful skyline.

The best areas in Pleasant Hill, CA have to be [places]. Great food and relaxation are key for me, and if I can have an evening of good sushi, a lunch with something light and tasty, or a great pizza to go with a Netflix binge, I'm satisfied.

Living in Pleasant Hill has its downsides. I'm not a standard department store shopper, so trying to find anything new or novel isn't easy. You can get your standard goods and a few new, mainstream brands from Pleasant Hill Shopping center or Sandalwood, but I tend to dip into Concord or go straight into Oakland or San Francisco.

It's not hipster's paradise, but it's in driving distance of a lot of hidden gems in the surrounding areas.
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Source: The Pleasant Hill, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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