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Doug – Of course I’m going to tell you how great it is to live in Pleasanton, but why don’t we talk to some of the people who actually live here, let’s see what they have to say about our community.
We like the location, and we like the small town feel of the town. We, although we both work out of the area, it’s very nicely centrally located. It’s in between Silicon Valley and San Francisco, Stella works in Southern California and actually commutes via the airplane each week, but we continue to come here because we like the feel of it, and we like the open spaces here
Oh yeah, we’ve lived in Pleasanton 40 years. Tom? Yeah. 40 years.
40 years and we’ve seen a huge, huge difference, of course. We would never still not move, not live any place else.
It’s a great place to raise the family. The crime factor and the environment. We raised two kids here, two daughters, they both did a wonderful job with their lives, so it’s just a great place to live.
Main Street’s like a Rockwell painting. It’s kind of a small town. Everybody talks to each other. It’s just really nice and you can kind of look and see how everybody’s just kind of cruising it’s relaxed. There’s no stress, it’s just really, really beautiful town.
Pleasanton’s a piece of the rock, it’s an experience. You take a look, we got the downtown is like the old town you get to bring the kids out. It’s safe. Coming to the farmers market, just like this, it’s an experience, it’s just one of those flavors of the city.
It’s the family setting, it feels like it’s family, the downtown fields like it’s made for families, the parks are made for families. I think having a family of three boys basically that’s what makes it great.
So it’s safe and everybody’s nice and that you don’t have to worry about…Crime rate is really low, I never hear about any crime here.
School are excellent.
Well, it’s pretty hard to beat year-round weather. The weather here is excellent. I come from coastal area which was great, but having the warmth and the nice outdoor walking around weather this long in the season, it’s a definite plus.
California the weather’s amazing. My friends right now are bundled up in their mufflers and their galoshes and they’re freezing their heinies off and I’m gonna go hiking bike riding and call them from the ridge of Pleasanton. So if that doesn’t put it in perspective, I don’t know what will.
The best part about the town, we shopped all over the San Francisco Bay for a home about 10 years ago. We went into a lot of neighborhoods, we saw graffiti, we saw bars on windows and we came here and we saw the sports part, the children playing in the streets, walking downtown. As a matter of fact just now, one of the young children right here doing advertising. I think for her mom’s store. It’s just a great place to be.
The school system. That’s why we live here. We live here because the schools, we have a 14-year-old that’s at Amador and this little guy is going to be going to Vintage Hills in a couple of years.
Schools are excellent. The girls all go to Alisal Elementary school, Santa Rita.
I have a really nice teacher.
And they all love their teachers.
We were very active cyclists. We can roll out our door and find hills, flat, you name it, it’s here. That yes, without traveling, we get to ride the same route as the tour of California and we don’t have to take a bus or a car, to do it.
I do a lot of activities with the kids, sports and spend a lot in the town.
The farmers’ market.
The farmers’ market on Saturday mornings.
And I love the dog show here.
And the dog show in the farmers market.
Yeah, the farmer’s market, which we’ve only done this a few times now, but this is really nice to be able to walk down here on a Saturday, we live right up the street right off of Main Street, so we don’t have it in a car at all, and having the fairgrounds, right next door with all the car shows that happen every year being able to just walk from our house, like right to the car shows, and everything’s happening in the fairgrounds. It’s great.
It’s hard to believe the ambiance is still the same. I mean, there will be a parade downtown Pleasanton at the drop of a hat. They close downtown there’s just always something to do downtown.
I like to ride my 1976 Vespa downtown and hang out at the farmers’ market, we pick up some nice fruit and vegetables. See some friends. Always run into friends here.
First days of the month they block off Main Street and it’s a pretty much a block party that goes from six to nine on the first Wednesdays of the month from May to September I think it is.
First Wednesdays happen during the summer time, and it’s pretty much when the entire city comes out, there’s a beer garden, they close down Main Street pretty awesome. Good people-watching, music. It’s a good time.
She does quite a few sports and I play tennis. The tennis center here is really good, great group of women and everything.
Very safe community. Definitely, we owe it…
Yeah we used to live in Richmonde and that’s why we moved.
We owe, definitely, to our police department here, it’s very active and always on top of things.
My grandmother’s trying to move here. She’s in Richmonde right now.
Everything is so convenient, the people are really friendly. Mainly it’s the fact that the core downtown is… Lends itself to everybody visiting and eating out and just a real friendly place.
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