Pleasanton, California

city in Alameda County, California

Pleasanton is a city in Alameda County, California, incorporated in 1894. It is a suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is 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.

Pleasanton sign on Main Street

Pleasanton was ranked number 4 in USA Today's list of "America's 50 best cities to live in" in 2014,[1] number 63 in Money's list of "The Best Places to Live" in 2010,[2] and was named one of "Americans' Top Hometown Spots" in the United States in 2009 by Forbes.[3] Pleasanton was named the third richest city in terms of earnings in the United States by NerdWallet in 2013.[4]


  1. "America's 50 best cities to live in". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  2. "Best Places to Live: #63". Money. August 2010.
  3. Bruner, Jon (March 25, 2009). "Americans' Top Hometown Spots". Forbes.
  4. Raghavan, Divya (April 29, 2013). "The 100K Club: America's Highest-Earning Cities". Archived from the original on June 21, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013.

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