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Old 11-28-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: California
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We also bought in Pleasanton after looking at the other areas and you can sure get a nice 4Bed for under a million. It probably won't be in a gated country club community (but it might, you never know) but there is a variety of housing so you will find something to fit your budget and taste. Everything from downtown heritage homes to newer custom houses.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Pleasanton Ca
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If you decide to live in Pleasanton you might want to look for homes that are not near the Bart stations the city has/is building low income housing in that area as part of a settlement with the federal governement over the cities lack of afforable housing so that area will have the problems that go along with low income section 8 housing. The mall already has been inundated with undesirables because of the proximity to the bart station.

Funny you should mention this. A while back a thread existed about the low income housing. One poster stated that it didn't matter if Pleasanton was a great city, it was only fair that they share the burden of housing lower income people and whatever problems that came with them. Reminds me of the attitude that if someone has something nice, it isn't deserved and another will mess it up because they don't have the same.

For years people were excited about BART. I couldn't understand why when their hometown mall would be going downhill when it arrived. Years ago I used to go to Bayfair Mall in San Leandro. Bart came in as did a lot of undesirables riding it from other areas, notably Oakland. Within a few years crime had risen significantly, Muggings, robberies, gunfire in the mall, car jackings in the parking lots. I and a lot of others stopped going to Bayfair after that.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:59 AM
 
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Funny you should mention this. A while back a thread existed about the low income housing. One poster stated that it didn't matter if Pleasanton was a great city, it was only fair that they share the burden of housing lower income people and whatever problems that came with them. Reminds me of the attitude that if someone has something nice, it isn't deserved and another will mess it up because they don't have the same.

For years people were excited about BART. I couldn't understand why when their hometown mall would be going downhill when it arrived. Years ago I used to go to Bayfair Mall in San Leandro. Bart came in as did a lot of undesirables riding it from other areas, notably Oakland. Within a few years crime had risen significantly, Muggings, robberies, gunfire in the mall, car jackings in the parking lots. I and a lot of others stopped going to Bayfair after that.
I grew up between Bayfair and Southland and hung out at both as a teen...that's they are both scary places now.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Don't think that is happening at stoneridge. It keeps attracting more and more higher end stores.

Not even going to comment on the transit increased crime angle.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:15 AM
 
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Off topic, but some numbers posted are incorrect. If you are talking about cities, Piedmont, not Pleasanton, has the highest median household income of Alameda County, at 166k. Pleasanton's is 102k. In Contra Costa, Danville's is 124k and is lower than Orinda's 155k. This is based on city-data 2009 figures, not sure where you got your numbers.

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Old 11-30-2012, 01:08 PM
 
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Also, do you all know if there are many houses in Pleasanton that back to open space/have great valley or rolling hills views? That is something that definitely appealed to us about Danville. I wondered if the same was available in terms of landscape in Pleasanton. Thank you!!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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Also, do you all know if there are many houses in Pleasanton that back to open space/have great valley or rolling hills views? That is something that definitely appealed to us about Danville. I wondered if the same was available in terms of landscape in Pleasanton. Thank you!!!
The area west of 680 freeway would be the main area with any open space in/around the houses. Also, the Ruby Hill development and part of the southern tip of Pleasanton has some open space/ more rural feel.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Born & raised in Pleasanton. It's definitely the most expensive city when compared to Dublin & Livermore (but also has the best schools and probably the lowest crime). Pleasanton is a bit cheaper then Danville (in general) and is a quaint town.
As I've gotten older, it's a bit boring to me; that's likely because I'm in my college years and it's not suited for college-age demographic.
There's plenty of houses under 1 million dollars. Check Birdland and Del Prado. Best of luck in your search.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:54 PM
 
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Thanks again everyone this info is great!
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