Ranked as one of “America’s best cities to live in” by USA Today, Pleasanton is known as “The City of Planned Progress.” This East Bay suburb has about 70,000 residents and counting, as lucrative job opportunities attract more people to the city each year. Home to the headquarters of Safeway, Ellie Mae, and Roche Molecular Diagnostics, Pleasanton is also home to major employers like Kaiser Permanente and Oracle. The city offers excellent schools with a wealth of extracurricular activities, and many families spend weekends watching their children compete at the Pleasanton Sports Park.
Pleasanton offers a vibrant downtown area with hundreds of businesses, including coffee shops, local restaurants, and small businesses. The tradition of First Wednesdays stops downtown traffic once a month for a city-wide street fair, and free concerts are held in Lions Wayside and Delucchi Parks throughout the summer. The community also hosts the annual Alameda County Fair where visitors can get their fill of fun rides, local performances, and delicious fair food. With so many interesting things to see and do, you’ll want to make Pleasanton your permanent home.