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A+ Pleasanton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Pleasanton Cost of Living Cost of living is 44% higher than California
19999% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Pleasanton cost of living
A- Pleasanton Crime Total crime is 29% lower than California
Total crime
2,08424% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4824% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Pleasanton crime
A Pleasanton Employment Household income is 104% higher than California
Median household income
$130,170135% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$55,76487% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%39% lower than the US average
Pleasanton employment
C- Pleasanton Housing Home value is 103% higher than California
Median home value
$828,900349% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,949105% higher than the US average
Home ownership
69%9% higher than the US average
Pleasanton real estate or Pleasanton rentals
A+ Pleasanton Schools HS graduation rate is 19% higher than California
High school grad. rates
95%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
76%54% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:125% higher than the US average
Pleasanton K-12 schools or Pleasanton colleges

Living in Pleasanton, CA

Pleasanton is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 77,046 inhabitants. Pleasanton has a population density of 3,193 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Pleasanton has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 86% of the population is classified as married and 49% have kids.

Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Pleasanton could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to look. To help you find the best places to live in and around Pleasanton, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather and more.

Using data and statistics Pleasanton has received a livability score of 82 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 96th percentile when compared to all other cities. Clearly, Pleasanton is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. The cherry on top is that Pleasanton also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Pleasanton has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A-), weather (B+), education (A+) and employment (A). On a more negative note, Pleasanton does not have favorable scores for the following: cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Pleasanton has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area, Ruby Hill Winery, and Pleasanton Fairways Golf Course.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 117 crimes per 100,000 residents, Pleasanton has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Pleasanton have a test score average of 76%, which is well above the US average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Pleasanton. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Pleasanton are affordable. Median real estate prices in Pleasanton come in at $828,900, which is 102.5% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Pleasanton, the home price to income ratio is 6.4, which is 0% lower than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Pleasanton area were 13.7% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.3%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Pleasanton, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Pleasanton, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mission Valley, Fremont828.97,452
Weibel, Fremont8211.54,568
Kimber-Gomes, Fremont818.35,583
Ardenwood, Fremont801216,634
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Parkmont, Fremont7996,979
Cameron Hills, Fremont7810.44,161
Blacow, Fremont7811.58,155
East Industrial, Fremont7813500

Best Cities Near Pleasanton, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Port Costa, CA8930.9228
Los Altos, CA8623.830,238
Lafayette, CA8520.225,381
Mill Valley, CA8539.814,318
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hillsborough, CA8427.211,312
Los Gatos, CA8430.230,491
Cupertino, CA8425.760,297
Contra Costa Centre, CA8420.26,190

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Weird Place to live

I used to live here for few years. At first I thought it was quiet and peaceful. The city was clean and I had all shopping centers nearby. But the whole place's attitude changed once the recession set in in 2008. The residents became hostile to immigrants and I was pushed over a few times. I was shocked to see such attitude shown towards a person who has been living in that area without creating any issues in the past. My neighbor lady was creating a lot of noise and nuisance too.

Some kids were also throwing water on my son in school. My car was broken into.There were also a few fender-benders I got which I have never gotten into before. All these happened over a stretch of few years.

Honestly I do not think immigrants should live in this place.

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Enjoy the Leisurely Atmosphere of Pleasanton, CA!

During the summer of 2008, my brother and I spent a weekend in Pleasanton, California. We were completing a circuit of California cities, and Pleasanton was our third stop. Located about an hour away from San Francisco, Pleasanton offers a leisurely atmosphere and a pedestrian-friendly downtown sector. The hotel selection in Pleasanton was excellent. After a lengthy review of the options, we finally decided to stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. While the guest room walls were a bit thin, the helpfulness of the staff and the comfortable beds won us over.

The highlights of our trip were a day of horse racing at Pleasanton race track and an outstanding dinner at the Hotel Pleasanton. The Hotel Pleasanton offered live music and food that was so tasty that we decided to return to sample their Sunday brunch the next day. On Sunday afternoon, we enjoyed a scenic drive through downtown Pleasanton, where we browsed the many specialty shops and historic buildings. We were a bit dismayed to learn that we had missed the free concert in the park, but will be sure to add this to our agenda during our next visit.

The Pleasanton community is full of charm and beauty, and provides a good atmosphere for relaxing. The residents of Pleasanton are warm and inviting, and the weather is conducive to outdoor activities and shopping. I am already looking forward to my next vacation to Pleasanton!
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Source: The Pleasanton, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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