Pleasanton is a city located at the junction of I-580 and I-680 in Alameda County, which was incorporated in 1894. This historic town was identified by the U.S. Census as 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 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.
Downtown Pleasanton is a charming historic destination with a mix of unique shops, services and restaurants. Nearby Stoneridge Mall features more than 165 specialty stores and restaurants. Pleasanton is enlivened by events such as a free summer concert series, festivals and parades along Main Street, a weekly year-round farmers market, stunning golf courses, and an intimate performing and visual arts center.
Pleasanton’s community values education and actively supports a preeminent school system, which ranks among the Top 10 in California. Recreation is also highly valued in the community, and more than 1,200 acres of surrounding parks, open space and trails offer spectacular vistas and abundant recreational opportunities.
While Pleasanton offers charm, history, nature and community, it also supports a thriving business community of more than 4,000 companies, from Fortune 500 to home-grown innovation firms. Business sectors range from software to biotechnology to professional services in more than 15 million square feet of office and industrial space. Many businesses make their home in the nationally recognized Hacienda Business Park, which boasts 850 acres of versatile space and wired infrastructure. Linking the workforce to the region are two BART stations, the Altamont Corridor Express commuter train and regional bus service.