About 165 stores and restaurants line the downtown district of Pleasanton, a San Francisco Bay suburb with a well-educated population and a public school system that ranks among the top 10 in California. The city’s landscape features 1,200 acres of parks, open spaces and trails that are ideal for everyone from young families to retirees, and more than 220 dining establishments range from small cafes to fine restaurants.
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