About Pleasanton Real Estate.
Having lived in the City of Pleasanton I know it is a city full of community activities and a great place to live. Eighty five Percent or more of the housing was built since 1965 creating a large number of home with large lots, walk in closets and two or more bath rooms and there plenty of newer home too, Pleasantons lovely down town dating back to the 1890's and some of the best schools in California has many home buyers choosing Pleasanton as the preferred place to buy their next home.
Some of our local distinct neighborhoods in Pleasanton include:
Rubyhill in Pleasanton California is a unique private master-planned community surrounding a championship Jack Nicolas designed course is made up of five distinct housing areas. Rubyhill properties offers its residents a secluded location where homes backs up to vineyards and oak-covered hills. Located Livermore / Pleasanton city limits meet the foothills. Truly one of the most exclusive gated communities in Pleasanton.
Valley Trails neighborhood is nestled off Hopyard Road, between Valley Avenue and West Las Positas Boulevard. This neighborhood of 480 homes consists of modest size homes ranging from 1,330 square feet to 1,835 homes with a long green belt park and a homeowners association which participation is on a volunteer basis. Fairlands or Pleasanton Meadows Association Located between Las Positas Rd., Santa Rita and Gulfstreem was built between 1968-1972 with a green belt running from Fairland Elementary School to Gulfstreem. The HOA fees of est $216 per year includes swimming pool, wading toddler pool, cabana house and play area.
Bird Land Until around 1972 this area was pasture land and the only home in the area was near the corner of Santa Rita and Sutter Gate. Morrison Homes then added to the Birdland area by developing Willow West in the early 1970's.
Pleasanton Sports Park, was built during late 1980's and early 1990's and is probably the most used park in the city as well as being within walking distance of "the Gates". The Sports park is about 110 acres and includes Adult Softball fields which are lit at night, a great series of walking paths which are also lighted at night, 11 soccer fields, two football fields and approximately 22 little league and girls softball fields.
Pleasanton is truly a community that cares.
It has been said that no city of any size is more blessed with recreational programs than Pleasanton. Some 12,000 registrations are handled each year for a variety of sports activities ranging from softball and soccer to Little League baseball, junior football, golf, tennis and swimming. Pleasanton has numerous parks and playgrounds, tennis courts, a public swimming complex with tree pools, soccer and baseball fields and Shadow Cliffs Regional Park with facilities for boating, fishing and swimming. The Rapids Water Slides are located at Shadow Cliffs. Pleasanton is, first and foremost, a community that cares about its heritage and its people.
Some History about Pleasanton Ca. 94566, 94588
The Amador-Livermore Valley was first sighted by a Spanish solider, Captain Pedro Fages, in 1772 while on an expedition searching for new mission sites. It was half century after this discovery in 1826 that Jose Maria Amador brought the first settlement to the valley.
Augustine Bernal was the first settler in the immediate area of Pleasanton 1850. The adobe house he built in Foothill Road is still standing today. Bernal discovered that the land just west of Pleasanton was excellent for training and racing horses. A track was carved out bringing life to the now famous Pleasanton Race Track. Today the race track is an integral part of the Alameda county Fairgrounds which has facilities for golfing, roller skating, road rallies, tennis, picnics concerts, dances and meetings.
By the mid 1850's, it was the bandits and desperadoes that gave Pleasanton its tide of "The Most Desperate Town in the West." Main Street shoot-outs were not uncommon. Infamous bandits, such as Joaquin Murrieta, would ambush prospectors on their was back from the gold and then seek refuge in Pleasanton.
The "desperate years" lasted until roughly 1871 at which time life calmed down considerably in the little town of Pleasanton. Ranchers and thoroughbred horse breeders were attracted by the favorable climate and abundance of water, and were soon followed by dairy farms, hop fields, and vineyards. Pleasanton was incorporated in 1894 and by 1900 was a thriving agricultural community complete with the Bank of Pleasanton, the Pleasanton Hop Company, the Ruby Hill Vineyard, and three fancy hotels.
Phoebe Apperson Hearst brought fame and fortune to Pleasanton after she built her magnificent home "Hacienda del Pozo de Verona" at the present site of Castlewood Country Club. What was planned to be a hunting lodge for her husband became internationally known as a showplace for art, architecture, and entertaining on a grand scale.
By 1930 enterprising men such as Henry J. Kaiser had determined the great potential of sand and gravel below the Valley surface. The gravel industry has been one of the Valley's most enduring and profitable throughout the last half century.
As the century progressed and businesses and professional people moved into town, the emphasis moved away for agriculture. Today Pleasanton manages to preserve the "turn-of-the century" flavor of our city with the growth and progress that is necessary for the economic health of any community. There are 4,523 businesses and industries presently located in Pleasanton.