Pleasanton is a family-oriented community with numerous parks and recreation facilities and programs. There are excellent public swimming pools with infant pools and programs for kids. There are numerous tennis courts throughout the region, including the Pleasanton Tennis Complex.
Downtown Pleasanton is the heart of the community -- the setting for festivals, street parties, parades, weekly summer concerts, Saturday farmer's market and other special events. Downtown also offers some of the finest dining and shopping in the Tri-Valley. Pleasanton is also home to the Alameda County Fairgrounds which hosts statewide and regional events, as well as the annual Alameda County Fair.
The schools have taken the lead in offering many new ethnic and cultural classes along with other progressive programs which have resulted in the State of California naming both of its comprehensive high schools Foothill High and Amador Valley High best public schools in the Bay Area, all three of its middle schools, and seven out of its nine elementary schools to the elite list of "California Distinguished Schools".
Pleasanton’s Stoneridge Mall is a major regional shopping mall featuring Nordstrom's, Macy's, Penny's, Sears, and all the major mall retailers, as well as a brand new Cheesecake Factory and P.F. Chang's restaurant.
Pleasanton is also home to Hacienda Business Park, with tenants such as Oracle, AT&T, Robert Half, Kaiser and Sun Microsystems.
There are many housing options available to fit every budget. Historically Pleasanton has maintained its value very well and there is always a strong demand. Some of the neighborhoods in Pleasanton include Ruby Hill, The Preserve, Moller Ranch, Laguna Oaks, Golden Eagles Estates and many more.
Ruby Hill features both semi-custom homes and custom homes and estates. These luxury homes offer custom amenities and dramatic designs that reflect the exclusive lifestyle including formal and country French, traditional craftsman and vineyard styles, formal Italian villa, and California contemporary. Lots range from ½ acre to over 1 acre, with golf course and valley views.
Ruby Hill Golf Club features a spectacular Jack Nicklaus Signature Design championship course, the only one in Northern California. Ruby Hill also offers attractive public community facilities, including a clubhouse, tennis courts, pool, playground, and sports fields. It is easy to see why Ruby Hill has become one of the most desirable destinations in the Bay Area.
Dublin offers another option for home buyers. Dublin has two BART Stations that make it convenient for commuters to the Peninsula. Dublin Ranch especially The Terraces is an excellent first time home buyers community.