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Pleasanton is an eastern Alameda County city, located near the junction of Hwy 580 and Hwy 680. The population of Pleasanton is about 68,000 people. At one time an old west gunfighting town, Pleasanton was once ruled by bandits and outlaws, and had a notorious reputation for being "the most degenerate town in the west". Pleasanton is a very old city that did not get rolling until much more recent times. Located at the junction of two freeways (580 and 680), many businesses came to Pleasanton and opened up shop there, providing lots of jobs, and bringing people into the town. The city began to boom in the 1960's, when the freeways were built and intersected in Pleasanton. Pleasanton had plenty of cheap land for housing and industry -- and so building began and still has not stopped. Homes generally start in the downtown with the smallest, oldest, and least expensive, and get newer, larger, and more expensive as you work your way outward. Pleasanton is HOT -- the Amador Valley blocks breezes and functions much like an oven -- air doesn't circulate too well, and dust, pollutants, and pollen counts tend to creep way up as a result. HWY 680 and HWY 580 are often major traffic disasters, as well -- since this city has jobs, one would be highly advised to take a job in town, rather than suffer through an agonizing commute in almost any direction. There is BART, however -- a very welcome option, and just about the only viable one unless you work in town or can commute via backroads. The school system consistently ranks well, on the positive side. Also, Pleasanton has lots of stores and businesses, so the tax base is strong -- parks abound, roads are well maintained, etc. They all tend to be straight and look alike, too -- no small, narrow, windy curvy roads. Everything is laid out on a large grid. The California state census counted 25,042 residential housing units in Pleasanton in 2004. Of these, 16,349 were single family detached houses, 2,718 were single family attached homes, 5,519 were apartments, condos, or townhomes, and 456 were mobile homes. As mentioned before, don't plan on leaving Pleasanton any time soon once you're there. They'd like you to stay a while! Just in case you are better than the average lab rat at getting out of mazes, the city has a special high-tech treat in store especially for those who are trying to get out of Dodge quickly -- a traffic light that senses when approaching cars are speeding, and then turns red instantly! (No kidding -- this is a fact! It was installed in 2004, and is the envy of many a cop in other bay area cities who are just wondering when they will get some in their city...) HARDLY "pleasant" at all!!! (perhaps they have just a bit TOO much money on their hands if they have a budget for such devices...) Call the Chamber of Commerce at 925-846-5858, to complain about that sadistic traffic light! Baron & Chestney Real Estate offers full service discount real estate brokers that will sell your Pleasanton home for a TOTAL realtor commission of only 2 percent to 4 percent. Buying a home? Call Baron & Chestney Real Estate first! Our home buyer rebate program will get you a real estate rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. For all of your Pleasanton real estate needs, call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount broker, today.
Pleasanton covers a very large, flat area where many of the streets look identical. If you are unfamiliar with the city, do not forget to bring a map or a GPS navigational system, or you will not be finding your way out of town any time soon. Large, wide roads seem to go on forever for miles with no visible landmarks. Located near freeways 580 and 680, Pleasanton was actually incorporated way back in 1894 -- but you'd swear it was 1994. This is a very new city with very new construction. Crime rates are low, school rankings are high. The weather is HOT. Unless you work in town or in a place accessible by the endless maze of local backroads, the commute can be downright ugly, however. Still, Pleasanton lives up to its name -- it is the classic suburban subdivision city, with all the chain restaurants, big name stores, and franchises that you would expect -- all neatly and PLEASANTly arranged, of course. And, new construction continues on, pleasantly expanding further and further outward... Baron & Chestney Real Estate features full service discount realtors who will sell your Pleasanton home for a TOTAL real estate commission of only 2% to 4%. Buying a home? Call Baron & Chestney Real Estate first! Our home buyer cash rebate program will get you a realtor rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. Whether selling a home or buying a home, or both, a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor will save you THOUSANDS of dollars in real estate commissions on your next realty transaction!