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- Pleasanton , CA | 2017 | Top 100 Best Places to Live
17. Pleasanton, CA
An affluent city in the San Francisco area, Pleasanton houses numerous high tech industries and more than 220 dining establishments, and the median home price is $725,000. Many stores and historic 19th century buildings line the beautiful downtown area, and the city’s public school system ranks among the top 10 in California. Livability amenities include 1,200 acres of parks, open spaces and trails that are ideal for everyone from young families to retirees.