Pleasant Hill Real Estate
Pleasant Hill real estate is located in the East Bay Area of San Francisco. The city is in Contra Costa County and has a population of 33,152. Pleasant Hill is a bedroom community that developed from a farming community. In the 1890s, the city was considered the center of a growing farming community. Although it was not incorporated until 1961, Pleasant Hill had telephone lines in 1906 and rural mail service in 1912. Pleasant Hill homes for sale include an even number of homes that were built between 1940 and 1969 and 1970 and 1994. The remaining homes are new construction and historic residences.
Residents of Pleasant Hill real estate did not have a downtown area until 1991. The redevelopment of the area around the intersection of Contra Costa Boulevard and Monument Boulevard resulted in the opening of Downtown Pleasant Hill in 2000. The outdoor shopping center was designed to look like a typical Main Street in a suburban city.
Residents of Pleasant Hill real estate are served by the Contra Costa County Office of Education School District. This includes six elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school. Top employers in the city are Diablo Valley College, John F. Kennedy University, Nelson Staffing, Target, Century Theatres and Kohl’s.
The location in the central part of Contra Costa County is one of the benefits enjoyed by residents. Only a short distance from the businesses is a network of trails providing a number of recreational opportunities for residents. From jogging to cycling, skating, hiking and horseback riding, the trails are used by many residents and contain some of the most beautiful views of the nearby mountains.
With the creation of the downtown area of Pleasant Hills the community is growing. There are approximately 50 new businesses that have opened, creating over 700 new jobs for residents. The community has an extensive connection within the county due to the nearby BART station providing transportation to resident and those who commute to other areas. A leading community college in the state, Diablo Valley College is located here and it is also the home of John F. Kennedy University, which has a law school.