Pleasanton is a major suburb and 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 such statistics as crime, education, employment growth, recreation, infrastructure, environment and housing affordability.
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. Pleasanton offers over than 1,200 acres of parks, open spaces and trails with awesome views. The downtown area is historic and trendy with unique shops, services and restaurants. There are over 220 dining establishments in this community and includes shopping meccas such as Stoneridge Mall with over 165 shops.