Located in Alameda County and a suburb of the San Francisco Bay area is the city of Pleasanton, California. The city is home to over 70,000 residents, and it is considered one of the wealthiest areas in the country. Many of the homes for sale are more expensive than the national averages. Some homes are smaller, and many other homes are larger more luxurious residences.
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"USA Today" ranked this beautiful city fourth among the top 50 American cities during 2014. "Money" also named Pleasanton one of their "Best Places to Live" during 2010. Additionally, Pleasanton was named a top hometown spot by "Forbes." These awards can be attributed to many factors, including the homes and communities. Pleasanton is also known for favorable temperatures and recreation. It is located nearby Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, and many residents use this spot for fishing, boating, and swimming. The town also holds exciting events that make it more appealing for homeowners. During the spring and summer, First Wednesday happens in the downtown area. There are also Friday concerts in the park, fairs, and an art center.
Pleasanton is known for its strong economy, and it is home to a variety of top businesses. Some of these businesses include Safeway, Thoratec, Oracle, Blackhawk Network, and The Cooper Companies. The city also has a large retail presence with popular stores such as Nordstrom, JC Penny, Kohl's, Home Depot, and Wal-Mart. While many residents work for local companies, some also commute to work. There are multiple transportation options to the city, including the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Most of the children in the city attend schools at the public and private schools in the area. Pleasanton's two public high schools were actually ranked among the top 400 schools in that nation by "Newsweek." This award and others are some of the top reasons people live in this beautiful, California city.