Pleasanton Tourism, California

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Pleasanton is an affluent city in Alameda County, California, incorporated in 1894. It is a suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area located about 25 miles (40 km) east of Oakland, and 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Livermore. The population was 70,285 at the 2010 census. In 2005 and 2007, Pleasanton was ranked the wealthiest middle-sized city in the United States by the Census Bureau.Pleasanton is home to the headquarters of Safeway, Inc. and Blackhawk Network. Although Oakland is the Alameda County seat, a few county offices and a courthouse are located in Pleasanton. Additionally, the main county jail is in the neighboring city of Dublin. 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. Pleasanton is reported being number 4 by USA Today in "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 also 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.


Just like its name, Pleasanton is an affluent city lying in the San Francisco Bay Area. It may be called a suburb, but by no means, it is one. In fact, it has been deemed as one of the wealthiest middle-sized city in the United State by Census Bureau twice! The city is small hence is easily accessible by car. The place is popular for hosting Alameda County fair which consists of some great interests like Good Guys Car Shows and 3rd Thursdays Art Walk. Just behind the fairground lies the Watch Racehorses Training which offers great insights on horse racing. The shoppers can go to Stoneridge Mall for shopping indulgence or eat like locals in one of the many places around.


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Facts and Stats for Pleasanton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Pleasanton

    Know the pollution level of Pleasanton before you plan your visit.

    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Pleasanton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Pleasanton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Pleasanton.

    • Burglary and Theft 35.71 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21.43 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.14 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 92.86 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 67.86 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 28.57 (Low)
  • Living in Pleasanton - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 68.97 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.81 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 2.59 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 12 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 97.22 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.36 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Pleasanton

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Pleasanton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.25 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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