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220 Apartments for rent in Pleasanton, CA

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Last updated July 18 at 1:53pm UTC
1440 Oak Vista Way
Pleasanton, CA
Updated July 15 at 10:32am UTC
3 Bedrooms
3557 Mercato Court
Ruby Hill
Pleasanton, CA
Updated July 13 at 2:47pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
574 Grapevine Dr.
Pleasanton, CA
Updated July 12 at 9:36am UTC
4 Bedrooms
8055 Mountain View Drive Apt. H
Pleasanton, CA
Updated July 9 at 2:46pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
8133 Arroyo Dr #1
Pleasanton, CA
Updated July 9 at 2:42pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
374 Oaks Bridge Pl.
Pleasanton, CA
Updated July 7 at 4:03pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
865 Clara Ln
East Vineyard Avenue
Pleasanton, CA
Updated July 7 at 3:10am UTC
4 Bedrooms
7513 Marshall Canyon Dr.
Pleasanton, CA
Updated July 6 at 7:31am UTC
4 Bedrooms
4458 Pleasanton Ave. #4
Downtown Pleasanton
Pleasanton, CA
Updated July 6 at 7:30am UTC
2 Bedrooms
5760 Belleza Dr.
Pleasanton, CA
Updated July 18 at 10:20am UTC
2 Bedrooms
5374 Old School Rd
Pleasanton, CA
Updated July 13 at 9:58am UTC
2 Bedrooms
865 Clara Ln
East Vineyard Avenue
Pleasanton, CA
Updated July 7 at 3:10am UTC
7 Bedrooms
865 Clara Ln
East Vineyard Avenue
Pleasanton, CA
Updated July 7 at 3:10am UTC
3 Bedrooms
3143 Half Dome
Pleasanton, CA
Updated July 6 at 7:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
2727 Corte Ponderosa
Pleasanton, CA
Updated July 12 at 1:12am UTC
4 Bedrooms
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.

July 2018 Pleasanton Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2018 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.

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Rent Report

July 2018 Pleasanton Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2018 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 significantly over the past month

Pleasanton rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, but are down moderately by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Pleasanton stand at $2,950 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,710 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in December of last year. Pleasanton's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.1%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Pleasanton over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 8 of the largest 10 cities in the San Francisco metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,410; the city has also seen rent growth of 1.0% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past year, Berkeley has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 5.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,650, while one-bedrooms go for $2,110.
  • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,200; rents fell 0.9% over the past month but rose 2.5% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Pleasanton

As rents have fallen moderately in Pleasanton, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Pleasanton is less affordable for renters.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents slightly increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 2.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.7% in San Jose, 1.6% in Los Angeles, and 1.0% in San Diego.
  • Pleasanton's median two-bedroom rent of $3,710 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.0% decline in Pleasanton.
  • While rents in Pleasanton fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.3%), New York (+1.7%), and Dallas (+1.0%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Pleasanton than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,040, 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 $2,440 $3,070 -0.0% 1.0%
Oakland $1,750 $2,200 -0.9% 2.5%
Fremont $2,980 $3,750 0.9% 5.7%
Hayward $2,280 $2,870 0.7% 2.9%
Concord $2,370 $2,980 -1.2% -0.1%
Berkeley $2,110 $2,650 0.9% -5.2%
Richmond $2,140 $2,690 -0.5% 3.7%
Antioch $2,850 $3,580 -0.2% 3.9%
Daly City $2,460 $3,080 0.6% 3.3%
San Mateo $3,510 $4,410 1.0% 1.2%
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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.