Pleasanton Area and Community Information
Pleasanton Real Estate
Pleasanton is in the Amador Valley in northern California approximately 30 miles southeast of Oakland. Families can buy Pleasanton CA homes with several bedrooms near schools, parks and stores. There are five-bedroom Pleasanton homes for sale for those who want large houses and Pleasanton properties with three acres for those who want large yards. Condos with two bedrooms are available for those who want small homes for sale in Pleasanton. Pleasanton real estate broker Daniel Kolody can help people find luxury Pleasanton homes with amenities such as theaters and wine cellars.
Spanish settlers founded the Mission San Jose in the Amador Valley in 1797. Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821, and a large portion of the land in the valley was given to Mexican citizens. A town named Alisal was established in the area, and gold seekers visited the town during the 1850s. The town's name was changed to Pleasanton in 1894. The area had rich soil and became known for growing hops in the late 19th century. Movies made in Pleasanton in the early 20th century include "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" and "Tom Sawyer." Pleasanton's population increased during the 1960s and 1970s when retail and commercial centers were built in the city. A Pleasanton home buyer can learn more about the city's history here. Pleasanton residents can also visit the Museum on Main to learn more about the city's history. The museum's website is museumonmain.org.
Parks and Recreation
Pleasanton Realtor Daniel Kolody can find homes near the city's parks for people who enjoy outdoor recreation. Augustin Bernal Park has trails, and there are ball fields at Hansen Park. Picnic tables and playgrounds at Kottinger Village Park make it an ideal place for family get-togethers. The Dolores Bengston Aquatic Center is open all year long. The center offers recreational swimming and swimming lessons. Owners of real estate in Pleasanton can learn more about parks and recreational opportunities in the city at cityofpleasantonca.gov/services/recreation/parks-and-trails.html. Pleasanton residents can go boating, fishing and swimming at the Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area in Pleasanton.
Attractions and Activities
Golfers who purchase Pleasanton real estate can play at three courses in Pleasanton. The Callippe Preserve Golf Course is a scenic 18-hole course surrounded by trees. Golfers can learn more at playcallipe.com. The Pleasanton Golf Center offers lessons, programs and camps. The center's website is pleasantongolfcenter.com. Members of the Castlewood Country Club can play golf or tennis. The club also has a pool and a fitness center. Prospective members can learn more at castlewoodcc.org. History lovers can see buildings from the 19th century in downtown Pleasanton. Shoppers can buy clothing, gifts and gourmet food at downtown stores. Downtown restaurants serve Italian food and Mexican food. Owners of Pleasanton CA real estate can learn more about the downtown area at pleasantondowntown.net.