Home of numerous famous landmarks like the Pleasanton Race Track and Hearst Ranch, Pleasanton claims a 260 acre fairgrounds that host the Alameda County Fair each year. In spite of massive growth in many sectors over recent years, Pleasanton has managed to preserve the small-town charm mirrored in the gateway “Pleasanton” arch and the historic Pleasanton Hotel and Cheese Factory buildings. Traditional shops and services harmonize with modern developement as demonstrated in the Hacienda Business Park developed by the Prudential Group and the Callahan Property Company.
Stoneridge Mall opened its doors in 1980, featuring 160 stores that contribute substantially to the diverse tax base.
Other amenities in Pleasanton include the Castlewood Country Club, a golf course, community centers, a senior center, Amador Theater Performing Arts Center, a cultural arts center, an aquatic center and lush parks filled with amenities. Regional parks include the 3,000-acre Pleasanton Ridgelands Regional Park and Show Cliffs recreational area, popular for its Rapids Water Slides and opportunities for fishing, swimming and picnicking.
Known as the “Jewel of Amador Valley”, Pleasanton offers lush rolling hills, attractive housing options and convenient rapid-transit connections.