Pleasanton is a family-centric community of 68,000. A gateway between the Bay Area and the Central Valley, Pleasanton is a stop on the B.A.R.T. transit line and is easily accessible from Interstates 580 and 680.
The city's emphasis on community is enacted through various regularly occurring community events. The Pleasanton Downtown Association coordinates a First Wednesday Street Party, concerts in the park, and the Pleasanton Heritage Festival.
The Pleasanton Unified School District was named a National District of Character and 12 out of 14 schools received the California Distinguished school designation.
Described as the wealthiest midsize city in the nation according to the U.S. Census, Pleasanton is home to several corporations including Safeway, Inc., Polycom, and Ross Stores.
There are several year-round golfing courses in Pleasanton, including Callippe Golf Course, Castlewood Country Club Golf Course and the Pleasanton Golf Center.