Pleasanton, CA


Highest Appreciating Pleasanton Neighborhoods Since 2000

Pleasanton, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Pleasanton Housing Market Information

With 79,510 people, 26,020 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $999,921, Pleasanton house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, Pleasanton real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Pleasanton, accounting for 67.51% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Pleasanton include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 16.32%), row houses and other attached homes ( 9.10%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.68%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Pleasanton. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 69.20% of Pleasanton's homes, and 61.28% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Pleasanton built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Pleasanton built between 1940-1969 ( 20.05%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 10.59%). There's also some housing in Pleasanton built before 1939 ( 2.55%).

Pleasanton Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Pleasanton has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Pleasanton real estate appreciated 23.78% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.16%, putting Pleasanton in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Pleasanton definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Pleasanton that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Pleasanton real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Pleasanton appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 5.76%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 71.97% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Pleasanton. Pleasanton appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.03%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.39%.

Importantly, this makes Pleasanton one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that Pleasanton's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Pleasanton differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Pleasanton - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Pleasanton real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Pleasanton, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,321,000 20.8
$990,001 - $1,321,000 31.3
$660,001 - $990,000 31.1
$528,001 - $660,000 6.0
$396,001 - $528,000 3.9
$264,001 - $396,000 3.1
$132,001 - $264,000 2.0
$66,001 - $132,000 0.8
$0 - $66,000 1.0

Very High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
1.04886909644908 11.2433862433862

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Pleasanton Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
101.14% 4.13% 7 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$3,700 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 69.20
Renters 30.80
Vacant 3.10

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Pleasanton HOMES
2000 or Newer 10.6
1970 - 1999 66.8
1940 - 1969 20.1
1939 or Older 2.6

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Pleasanton HOMES
Single-Family 67.5
Townhomes 9.1
Small Apt. Buildings 5.7
Apt. Complexes 16.3
Mobile Homes 1.2
Other 0.2

Home Size

SIZE OF Pleasanton HOMES
No Bedroom 1.00
1 Bedroom 9.63
2 Bedrooms 19.50
3 Bedrooms 28.64
4 Bedrooms 32.63
5 or more bedrooms 8.59