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2327 Vineyard Heights Ln. Carriage House
East Vineyard Avenue
Pleasanton, CA
Updated August 12 at 10:56AM
1 Bedroom
2341 Willet Way.
Pleasanton, CA
Updated August 17 at 1:29AM
4 Bedrooms
3089 Yuma Way
Pleasanton, CA
Updated July 22 at 9:54AM
2 Bedrooms
8170 Mountain View Dr. Unit A
Pleasanton, CA
Updated July 29 at 11:26AM
2 Bedrooms
6790 Paseo Catalina
Pleasanton, CA
Updated August 17 at 1:36AM
4 Bedrooms
7385 Stonedale Drive
Pleasanton, CA
Updated August 17 at 10:55AM
2 Bedrooms
4123 Lethram Ct
Pleasanton, CA
Updated August 18 at 1:10PM
3 Bedrooms
194 Kottinger Drive - 194 Kottinger Drive
Downtown Pleasanton
Pleasanton, CA
Updated August 11 at 10:42AM
2 Bedrooms
3567 Ballantyne Dr
Pleasanton, CA
Updated August 20 at 1:47AM
4 Bedrooms
3609 Kamp Dr
Pleasanton, CA
Updated August 17 at 11:12AM
3 Bedrooms
3327 Norton Way
Vintage Hills
Pleasanton, CA
Updated August 17 at 11:27AM
3 Bedrooms
1608 Calle Santiago
Del Prado
Pleasanton, CA
Updated August 12 at 11:03AM
3 Bedrooms
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City Guide
Moving to Pleasanton

The city of Pleasanton has a very welcoming and organized feel to it. In fact, they are so welcoming to newcomers that there is a list of all the useful numbers you could ever want on the city website especially for newbies--how awfully considerate and kind. From the local newspapers to the garbage and water company -- there it is, so you don’t need to worry. In fact, they even have a Newcomers Club so you can go and introduce yourself to the neighbors; it may be a little awkward, but you get in with the established locals.

Prices are beginning to rise again for Pleasanton real estate and there are a number of homes for sale and for rent in the city. There is employment within the city itself and good commuter routes to Oakland and San Jose. Most people commuting travel around 45 minutes. If you run a home business you need to apply for a permit in Pleasanton. Large employers in Pleasanton include Kaiser Permanente, financial services, clothing retailers, and healthcare.


Pleasanton has 14 neighborhoods and each has representation on the city government. It is worth taking a look at them as they are all different with their own characteristics and price tags on the real estate for sale.

East Pleasanton: If you like keeping up with the neighbors then East Pleasanton could be the place for you. This neighborhood has some of the most expensive real estate in California and yet there is a 3% vacancy rate indicating it is highly desirable and cannot keep up with the demand. The neighborhood is full of wealth and is just the place to be if you have in laws to impress or fancy being a bit of a social climber.

Vineyard Avenue/1stStreet: The Vineyard Avenue neighbourhood is more moderately priced for California and attracts families and also retired people. It is known for being quiet and peaceful.. Vineyard Avenue might be moderately priced but is still an area in high demand on the real estate market.$$$

Sunol: If you have a house in Sunol you are living in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the USA. This is an area where money clearly talks and fine property is in demand. This is not a place to look for affordable housing schemes. So who lives here? Sunol is home to high flying executives, management types and senior professionals. Most homes were built between 1970 and 1999 and there also several older houses that date from the 1940s.

Niles Canyon Road/Kilcare Road: The Niles Road neighbourhood has homes that are well above the average California price and are in demand compared to the vacancy rate. People like to live here as there is a 1.5% vacancy rate so demand is high. Most homes were built between the 1970s and 1990s with a few more modern additions. Anyone walking around here will notice the size of homes right away. Professionals and executives live here and it is one of the wealthiest places to live in Pleasanton.

City Centre: Although Pleasanton City Centre is less expensive than other neighborhoods it is still above the US average. These are medium sized houses and apartments and are attractive to families and young professionals. Most were built between 1970 and 1999 with a few in 2000. This is a downtown area convenient for shops and restaurants and is popular. The turnover for real estate and rentals is very fast here as it is such a desirable place to live.

Parkside Drive/Hopyard Road: The Parkside Drive neighborhood is slightly less expensive than other areas of Pleasanton but is still well above the average. Most houses were built from 1970-1999 and there are several that date from 1940-1969 here making it a slightly older neighborhood. People don't tend to move once they get here either, so you could find yourself with very little choice. There are some rental properties here too but these are also above the average for California. This is a neighborhood of larger homes and successful professionals.

Santa Rita Road/Pimlico Drive: The Santa Rita Road and Pimlico Drive neighborhood is one of the less expensive places to live in Pleasanton. While prices are above the USA average, they are about right for California and you can find some good sized homes for sale here. The neighborhood has a real sense of community here and there are people who have lived here forever. Like most of Pleasanton, the homes date from the 1970s to 1990s there are older houses which were built in the 1940s. The area feels more homely and down to earth without constantly having to upstage the neighbors.

Living in Pleasanton

There is no getting away from it, the city of Pleasanton oozes money and recovered oh so easily from the economic downturn. In Pleasanton there are good facilities run by the local government and people generally take a pride in where they live. Or are they just saying, "I can afford to live here"?

Pleasanton has one of the best farmers markets in California and a wide range of good shops and convenience stores. There are lots of community events including the welcome committee for new people. Pleasanton is very ethnically diverse with around 22% of people born outside the USA which adds to the rich culture of the city. People come here for the neighborhoods and as somewhere to bring up a family. With the Diablo National Park on the doorstep and some of the largest cities in California within an hours drive there are great places to spend leisure time too. Pleasanton feels like a city of timeless quality and warm welcomes. In short it feels just -- well, pleasant to be there.

Rent Report

August 2017 Pleasanton Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2017 Pleasanton Rent Report. Pleasanton rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Pleasanton rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Pleasanton rents increased slightly over the past month

Pleasanton rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and are up sharply by 6.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Pleasanton stand at $3,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,770 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in March. Pleasanton's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 4.2%, as well as the national average of 2.9%.

Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Pleasanton, but across the entire metro. Prices rose year-over-year in 9 of the 10 largest San Francisco area cities that we have data for. Rents also increased in other areas of the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.2% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro, as well as the rest of the state.

  • Pleasanton has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.7%. The median two-bedroom there costs $3,770, while one-bedrooms go for $3,000.
  • Over the past month, Berkeley has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with decline of 2.0%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,750, while one-bedrooms go for $2,190.
  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,300; rents fell 0.7% over the past month but rose 2.1% over the past year.
  • Hayward has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,630; rents jumped up 1.9% over the past year.
  • Looking throughout the rest of the state, San Jose is the most expensive of all California's major cities outside the San Francisco metro, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,580; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Sacramento experiencing the fastest growth (+8.9%).
  • Sacramento, Santa Ana, and Fresno have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (8.9%, 6.2%, and 6.1%, respectively).

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Pleasanton

As rents have increased in Pleasanton, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Pleasanton is less affordable for renters.

  • Pleasanton's median two-bedroom rent of $3,770 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While Pleasanton's rents rose over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Miami (-0.8%) and DC (-0.4%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Pleasanton than most large cities. Comparably, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, where Pleasanton is more than three-and-a-half times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
San Francisco $2,430 $3,060 0.6% -0.0%
Fremont $2,840 $3,570 0.8% 1.8%
Hayward $2,100 $2,630 1.9%
Concord $2,360 $2,970 -1.2% 5.7%
Berkeley $2,190 $2,750 -2.0% 1.1%
San Mateo $3,420 $4,300 -0.7% 2.1%
Redwood City $2,710 $3,410 -0.3% 2.2%
San Ramon $2,940 $3,700 0.7% 1.0%
Pleasanton $3,000 $3,770 0.2% 6.7%
Union City $2,710 $3,410 0.8% 3.5%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.