Pleasanton Real Estate
Pleasanton homes for sale are located in the suburbs of the San Francisco Bay area. This city is about 25 miles from Oakland and has a population of 70,285. Pleasanton was ranked in 2005 and 2007 as the “wealthiest middle-sized city in the United States” by the Census Bureau. Located in Alameda County, California, the city was incorporated in 1894 and includes many historically significant architectural styles. Dating to the mid-19th century, building styles include Pioneer, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Colonial Revival and Queen Anne. The location of the buildings is in the downtown area of Pleasanton. Main Street is one of the areas where the historic buildings are located. Pleasanton real estate includes historic homes as well as homes that were constructed from 1970 to 1994 and from 1940 to 1969. There is also some new construction.
Pleasanton was ranked #63 in 2010 on CNNMoney.com’s list of “The Best Places to Live.” In 2009, the city was also named one of “Americans’ Top Hometown Spots” in the U.S. by Forbes. The residents of Pleasanton real estate enjoy many recreational and entertainment venues. The city maintains their small town atmosphere with a number of events that are coordinated for the community. Each Saturday a farmer’s market in the downtown area offers a variety of locally grown produce.
The Downtown Association also organized ‘First Wednesday’ celebrations throughout the summer months that provide a street fair atmosphere. Each celebration has a different theme and organizations and businesses in the area set up booths. There are local bands and the parking lot is transformed into a ‘beer garden.’ The Friday Concerts in the Park is another tradition in Downtown Pleasanton. The concerts are held at the Lions’ Wayside Park off First Street and are free of charge.
Despite the small town atmosphere of this city, Pleasanton is the location of several companies and headquarters of corporations such as Safeway, Simpson Manufacturing, Thoratec, Polycom, Shaklee, The Cooper Companies and Ross Stores. Several other companies have major operations in the city including Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc., Sage Software, Cisco Systems, Clorox, Roche, BMC Software and Symantec. Many opportunities are provided for residents of Pleasanton real estate.