About Pleasanton, California
Pleasanton is a city located in Alameda County, California, approximately 25 miles east of San Francisco. The city was incorporated in 1894 and was named after Union Army General Alfred Pleasanton. The city has a Mediterranean climate, with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. The city is known for its high quality of life, with a low crime rate, excellent schools, and a strong sense of community. Pleasanton is home to many corporate headquarters, including Safeway, Workday, and Ross Stores. The city’s economy is diverse and includes sectors such as technology, healthcare, retail, and education. Pleasanton is famous for its historic downtown area, which features unique shops, restaurants, and a weekly farmers’ market. The city hosts the annual Alameda County Fair, one of the largest county fairs in California, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Pleasanton is surrounded by scenic open spaces and parks, including the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park and Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area. The city has a vibrant arts and culture scene, with the Firehouse Arts Center offering various performances, exhibitions, and classes. Pleasanton has several golf courses, including the award-winning The Course at Wente Vineyards and the Pleasanton Golf Center. The city has a rich history, with many preserved historic buildings and landmarks, such as the Pleasanton Hotel and the Museum on Main. As of the 2024 census, Pleasanton has an estimated population of 72,685.