The Census Bureau ranked the Bay Area suburb of Pleasanton the wealthiest mid-sized city in the United States In 2005 and 2007. Located in Alameda County, Pleasanton was also been dubbed the sixty-third best place to live in 2010 in Money magazine. Its neighboring cities are Dublin, Livermore, and Hayward.
Only 24.3 square miles, Pleasanton is a lively city with a small-town feel and several occasions during which the community comes together include farmer’s market days, First Wednesday celebrations, Friday Concerts in the Park, and the Alameda County Fair. A local highlight is the regional park Shadow Cliffs, which has a lake.
Like other Bay Area suburbs, Pleasanton sees significant traffic, due to its office parks, which house the operations of a number of large employers, including Kaiser, Oracle, Macy’s, Roche, and AT&T. Pleasanton serves as headquarters to Safeway and other major corporations. [Read more…]