Pleasanton is a community situated in the Tri-Valley Region of the Bay Area in Northern California.
We are a family-oriented community and pride ourselves on our numerous parks, recreation facilities and programs. Pleasanton is also home to thriving business parks and the regional Stoneridge Mall.
The Pleasanton Unified School District has been named a National District of Character and 12 out of our 14 schools have received the California Distinguished School designation. Together, the City and School District are committed to building a Community of Character.
Our Downtown is the heart of our community — the setting for festivals, street parties, parades, weekly summer concerts, Saturday farmer’s market and other special events. Downtown also offers some of the finest dining and shopping in the Tri-Valley. Pleasanton is also home to the Alameda County Fairgrounds which hosts statewide and regional events, as well as the annual Alameda County Fair.
Founded in 1869, Livermore is California’s oldest wine region, framed by award-winning wineries, farm lands and ranches that mirror the valley’s western heritage. The City of Livermore (pop. 80,968) encompasses 26.44 square miles and is the easternmost city in the San Francisco Bay Area; the gateway to the Central Valley. Protection by the coastal range provides the Livermore Valley with a mild climate that enhances the pursuit of a more relaxed, less congested lifestyle.
As home to renowned science and technology centers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore is a technological hub and an academically engaged community. It has become an integral part of the Bay Area, successfully competing in the global market powered by its wealth of research, technology and innovation.
Livermore’s arts, culture, western heritage and vibrant wine industry provide a unique blend to this special community. Historic Downtown Livermore is enjoying a renaissance reestablishing the downtown as the city’s preeminent shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural district with a 10-screen cinema and a 500-seat performing arts center. With the addition of several residential projects and a pedestrian-oriented environment, the City is establishing an active urban living experience in the Valley.
Crossroads of the Bay Area
Dublin has long been known as the crossroads of the Bay Area. Dublin now sits at the crossroads of two major highways: Interstate 580 and Interstate 680. However, the significance of the crossroads dates back more than 200 years when Dublin served as the crossroads of two important stage routes – one from the Bay Area to Stockton and the other from Martinez to San Jose. The Alamilla Spring, located in the Dublin area, provided a place for travelers to change horses and freshen up before continuing their journey.
As with the entire Tri-Valley, agriculture was the basis for San Ramon economy until suburban development began. In 1966 the new Interstate 680 freeway was completed through San Ramon to Dublin. For years a sign “San Ramon Population 100” accurately reflected the number of people in the area, with the whole San Ramon Valley having just over 2000 people for many decades.
The designation “San Ramon Village” first appeared in the 1970 census with a count of 4,084 people, part of a San Ramon Valley population of 25,899. Developers Ken Volk and Bob McClain built the first San Ramon suburban homes close to the county line. A special district, the Valley Community Services district (VCSD) provided the water, parks, sewer, fire protection and garbage collection for the new homes.
The “Heart of the San Ramon Valley,” Danville offers the perfect blend of upscale amenities and small town charm. Its quaint character and convenient location just 30 miles east of San Francisco make it the perfect place to work, live, and play. With a population of approximately 42,039. Danville is known for its small-town atmosphere and its outstanding quality of life.
Danville’s historic downtown features shops, restaurants, and art galleries that draw people from throughout the area. You’ll find epicurean adventures around every corner like upscale eateries with one-of-a-kind menus and pizzerias with family-friendly fare. Arts and culture abound at the Village Theatre, The Museum of the San Ramon Valley, and the Tao House—home to America’s only Nobel Prize winning playwright Eugene O’Neill.
One of Danville’s most desirable attributes is its sense of community. The town hosts a wonderful array of events throughout the year from Farmer’s Markets to street fairs to holiday celebrations. The Town’s highly rated schools, executive homes, and unending recreational activities(including hiking, biking, swimming and more) add to the town’s unparalleled appeal.
Castro Valley is a friendly, peaceful unincorporated town, populated by about 60 thousand people.
Castro Valley is located in the heart of the greater Bay Area of northern California. Nestled in a quiet valley surrounded by tree covered rolling hills, Castro Valley residents, businesses, and visitors enjoy a rural atmosphere at the hub of California’s cultural, economical and recreational heartland. Castro Valley boasts such natural amenities as an extensively developed park system, swimming lagoon, 315 acre lake, and a beautiful 18 hole golf course. Schools are top notch and the community is tight knit.
In the early decades of the 20th Century, the Hayward Area became known as the “Heart of the Garden of Eden” because of its temperate climate and fertile soil. Everything – produce, chickens, cattle, flowers – grew in abundance. By 1950, Hayward, grown to a population of 14,000, had become the “Apricot City” and home to Hunt’s Cannery.
After World War II, more and more newcomers flocked to Hayward as they searched for and found affordable housing, quick access to job markets and a lifestyle conducive to raising young families. The Hayward Post-war Planning Committee, formed in 1944, laid much of the groundwork for a self-sustaining and balanced community. The Committee formulated a comprehensive 12-Point Plan that led to road improvements, industrial development, bus lines, hospitals, an airport, libraries, a water system, parks and institutions of higher education.
Today, the City of Hayward is known as the “Heart of the Bay,” not only for its central location but also for its accepting and caring environment.
Hayward continues to plan for the future, maintaining a balance between the needs of our diverse residents and a growing business community. Hayward’s Growth Management Strategy, designed with input from citizens, balances the needs of our growing population with the preservation of open space, and the need for economic development.
We are creating a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a balanced mix of housing, retail shops, offices and restaurants. The new Civic Center serves as the focal point for this revitalization. Encouraging new businesses to move to Hayward, expanding our sales tax base and strengthening our diverse economy are priorities.
San Leandro is a friendly and diverse city with a colorful heritage and numerous cultural amenities including a 450-berth Marina, two golf courses and a large community library. Discovered in 1772 by a Spanish explorer, San Leandro became famous during the late 1800s and early 1900s for its delicious cherries. In 1909, to celebrate the abundant cherry harvest, San Leandro held its first Cherry Festival, an event which was so successful, it is still celebrated today.
San Leandro is also well-known for its quiet, well-defined neighborhoods full of charming and unique older houses on tree-lined streets. San Leandro residents are proud of both their neighborhoods and their City, which is reflected by their active involvement in the City’s numerous neighborhood and homeowner’s associations. San Leandro’s temperate weather also makes it an excellent place for outdoor recreation. With an average temperature of 62 degrees and average rainfall of 19 inches per year, outdoor activity at any one of the many City parks is possible all year round.
Think Inside the Triangle.
We are a community where neighbors and local merchants greet you by name and the welcoming never stops. Tradition, charity and prosperity abound.
Locals know the secret: as one of the friendliest little cities in California, Tracy is a place to kick off your shoes, hang your hat, sit back and relax. The opportunity to live the good life still exists here, and family, faith, education and the arts are still valued within the community. This is also a town where tradition is constantly reinvented. While we move forward, we never leave our foundation.
Our strategic location is a theme that runs throughout our town’s history, even as the country’s emphasis has shifted from railroads to highways. Tracy is now centered in a triangle formed by the major interstates of 580, 205 and 5. Tracy is also conveniently situated just an hour from Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose and just a few hours from Los Angeles. If it is recreation you seek, Tracy is also convenient to the Bay Delta, Yosemite, Tahoe and the San Francisco Bay.
A collaboration of effort from our elected officials, employees and citizens means Tracy is a clean and safe community where opportunity, growth and success prosper. We invite you to come for a visit, open your business and settle down to raise a family. Take a look inside the triangle–inside Tracy. You’ll like our pace, and you’ll love the place!