Pleasanton is in the national news again! Inc.com cites the financial blog 24/7 Wall Street as ranking Pleasanton, CA as the 4th best place in America to live and start a business. Using Census Bureau data on categories including employment growth, educational attainment and housing affordability, they show a great place to live can also be a great place to start a business.
“As its name suggests, life in Pleasanton California is indeed very pleasant. The median household income in Pleasanton is $112,665–a good thing considering home prices in Pleasanton are higher than all cities reviewed, except for six. The unemployment rate was just 3.7 percent last year, much lower than the national average.”
What are some of the great reasons to live in Pleasanton? At the top of the list has to be the great sense of community, one of the Bay Area’s best traditional downtown’s, and that down to earth feel you only get from an area that has rural roots. They have some of the best park and recreation facilities in the area, there are wineries to explore, great golf to be played and wonderful food to be enjoyed. At the intersection of Hwy’s 580 and 680, Pleasanton is at the center of all the best California has to offer. Mountains and snow in one direction, the coast to the other, and nothing too far in between, Pleasanton is really the crossroads of the East Bay.
A burgeoning tech center, Pleasanton is quick becoming one of the best areas outside Silicon Valley to launch a startup. Firestarter Labs, Rental Roost and Abzooba are some of the top startups while Safeway, Oracle, Workday and Kaiser Permanente are some of the companies with thousands of employees in Pleasanton.
The complete article by Inc.com can be found here.