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Welcome to Pleasanton



Pleasanton is a city in Alameda County, California, incorporated in 1894. It is a suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Pleasanton’s name came from John W. Kottinger, an Alameda County justice of the peace, who named it after his friend, Union army cavalry Major General Alfred Pleasonton. A typographical error by a recording clerk in Washington D.C. apparently led to the current spelling.


Pleasanton is home to the headquarters of Safeway, Workday, Ellie Mae, Roche Molecular Diagnostics, Blackhawk Network Holdings, and Veeva Systems. Other major employers include Kaiser Permanente, Oracle, Nordstrom and Macy's. Although Oakland is the Alameda County seat, a few county offices are located in Pleasanton. The Alameda County Fairgrounds are located in Pleasanton, where the county fair is held during the last week of June and the first week of July. Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park is located on the west side of town.


In 2005 and 2007, Pleasanton was ranked the wealthiest middle-sized city in the United States by the Census Bureau. Pleasanton was ranked number 4 in USA Today's list of "America's 50 best cities to live in" in 2014, number 63 in Money's list of "The Best Places to Live" in 2010, and was named one of "Americans' Top Hometown Spots" in the United States in 2009 by Forbes. Pleasanton was named the third wealthiest city in terms of earnings in the United States by NerdWallet in 2013 and 2016


Pleasanton was recently ranked fourth on Livability’s list of "Top 10 Places to Visit" in the U.S in 2018. This picturesque town has got a lot to offer. Pleasanton boasts awesome year-round weather, tons of fun community events, a local fairgrounds, and beautiful outdoor recreational areas.

Pleasanton is full of unique boutique shops and locally owned restaurants that source their ingredients from nearby growers. Businesses in Pleasanton are truly one-of-a-kind, offering exclusive products and services that stay true to their California roots.

Given the great weather, residents and visitors alike are offered plenty of opportunities to really enjoy the area. Pleasanton has plenty of community parks as well as its very own regional space. Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park is a 9,090-acre playground of preserved natural land made available for hikers, equestrians, and cyclists. Some peaks in this park exceed 1,600 feet, offering breathtaking views of Pleasanton and the Livermore Valley.

Statistics

  • Population: 82,267
  • Zip Code(s): 94588
  • County: Alameda
  • City Websitewww.cityofpleasantonca.gov
  • Unified School District: www.pleasantonusd.net
  • Housing Unit: 26,053
  • Single-Family Detached Homes: 75.70%
  • Homeownership Rate: 68.60%
  • Average Persons per Household: 2.82
  • Property Tax Rate ($ per thousand of assessed value): 1.0873%
  • County Transfer Tax ($ per thousand of sale/transfer price): $1.10

Top 10 Largest Employers

  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals 

  • Safeway, Inc.

  • Oracle America, Inc.

  • Workday 

  • Pleasanton Unified School District

  • Macy's

  • Valley Care Medical Center

  • Clorox Services Company

  • State Fund

  • FMC


Neighborhoods in the City

  • Belvedere

  • Birdland

  • Bridle Creek/Sycamore Heights

  • Callippe

  • Camino Tassajara South

  • Canyon Meadows

  • Canyon Oaks

  • Carlton Oaks & Pheasant Ridge

  • Castlewood

  • Charter Oaks-Mohr/Kamp

  • Commerce Circle

  • Country Faire

  • Del Prado

  • Del Valle Pkwy

  • Diamond Collection

  • Eaves

  • Forest Hill and Muirwood

  • Golden Eagle

  • Hacienda

  • Helen Drive

  • Highland Oaks

  • Hopyard Rd

  • Jensen/Amador

  • Kottinger Ranch

  • Laguna Oaks

  • Mission Park

  • Mohr Park

  • Moller Ranch

  • Muirwood Park

  • Old Vineyard

  • Parkside

  • Ponderosa

  • Ruby Hill

  • Rural Camino Tassajara

  • Santa Rita

  • Shadow Cliff Homes

  • Stoneridge and Martin

  • Stoneridge Mall

  • Stoneridge Place

  • Tanager - Shearwater

  • The Gates

  • The Preserve

  • The Village at Ironwood

  • Valencia

  • Valley

  • Val Vista

  • Ventana Hills

  • Verona

  • Vineyard Ave and Ray St.

  • Vineyard Estates

  • Vintage Hills

  • Walnut Hills

Schools

  • Alisal Elementary School

  • Amador Valley High School

  • Donlon Elementary School

  • Fairlands Elementary School

  • Foothill High School

  • Harvest Park Middle School

  • Henry P. Mohr Elementary School

  • Lydiksen Elementary School

  • Phoebe Apperson Hearst Elementary School

  • Pleasanton Middle School

  • Thomas S. Hart Middle School

  • Valley View Elementary School

  • Village High School

  • Vintage Hills Elementary School

  • Walnut Grove Elementary School


Explore the City
  • Pleasanton Farmers' Market

  • Alameda County Fairgrounds

  • Ruby Hill Winery

  • Stoneridge Shopping Center

  • Augustin Bernal Park

  • Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area

  • Rubino Estates Winery

  • Castle Ridge Trail

  • Patelco Sports Complex

  • Mitchell Katz Winery

  • Granizo Tile Art Mural

  • Val Vista Park

  • Click Art Museum