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Some Town Called Pleasanton

Original post made by jkgullo, Pleasanton Heights, on Sep 12, 2013

When I moved here with my family from the Midwest, I was filled with questions. How was I going to meet people? What was a smog check? Where were the farmer’s markets? How were my kids getting to school, since it seemed this area of the world considered school buses to be an impractical mode of transportation? When were the best times to drive the freeway? What was the BART schedule? Where were the closest hiking trails, beaches, or spots to take in the beauty of this new terrain? Who were the best doctors for my children? My questions were endless.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 12, 2013 at 11:54 am

I hope you don't use this blog to promote your favorite realtors.

Are you capable of being honest? Time will tell...

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Posted by Kim
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I'm from Cleveland too! I like Pleasanton because, unlike in Cleveland and other big cities, like Oakland, when I walk the downtown sidewalks I only see people who look like me. I'm sure you all know what I mean! And don't get me started on San Francisco. We've lived hear eleven years and I can proudly say that we've never taken our kids into that den of inequity. Hooyas all around for Pleasanton!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 12, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Thanks for the comment Cholo.

The sole purpose of this blog is to recommend services, locations, tips and information that pertain to helping those who are in process of moving to/ or recently moved to the Tri Valley area. As with this posting, my future blogs will not concentrate on one specific topic (i.e., realtors). I'm going to have open, honest discussions about all aspects that make the Tri Valley a great place to live.

Feel free to give quality feedback as well. Any recommended landscapers, painters, ice cream shops, beaches, etc.? Think of this as YELP with a bit of Ask Annie for Tri Valley newbies.

Thanks! Kelly

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Posted by jkgullo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 12, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Hi Kim -

Nice to hear of fellow Clevelanders in the area. I love Northern California and all aspects of this awesome, ethnically diverse region. San Francisco is a great place. Love it there!! Wish I knew enough about the city to write about it as well. :)


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Posted by Michigangirl
a resident of Pleasanton Village
on Sep 12, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Great Article! I have never been to Cali, but would love to travel to Pleasanton.

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Posted by Kim
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 12, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Yes, Kelly, yucky Oakland and San Frisco are ethnically diverse, but thank God Pleasanton is the iland of civilization that it is. when we chose Pleasanton we looked at the demograph data. That told us a lot!! We can live here without the liberal loons from Berkeley or the protesters in Oakland yelling, just yelling in our face. As for San Francisco, we stay away and keep with our own here in Pleasanton.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 12, 2013 at 4:03 pm remind me of seed that lives inside a pumpkin...jus sayin...

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 12, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Kelly, your efforts, while laudable, will likely be more well-received in another venue. Responses to your posts will devolve quickly into political sniping, baseless accusations, and useless attempts at humor. Bottom line - don't waste your energy here, as you'll likely be sorely disappointed at the response. Too bad, actually, since you sound well-meaning and sincere; hence my caution about creating angst for yourself.

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Posted by Hmmmm
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 12, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Many of us have similar stories. Thirty years ago, fter corporate relocations in 5 other states, I used a Homebuyer's Guide, and looked for characteristics I liked in previous relocations, and also found in Pleasanton. First being location at intersection of freeways in all directions, & just hours from Tahoe, Yosemite, San Francisco, Carmel,a perfect location. Also, population around 40-50,000, just for starters, plus quiet charm.
I'm just wondering about this site. I've enjoyed it for several years, with interesting 'issues' being discussed and debated, and happenings in town, both school and civic. I hope it continues with issues and community happenings.
Recent professional advertising and family histories are starting to concern me. But, I guess anything is OK, short-term.

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Posted by Steve Mattos
a resident of Castlewood
on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:25 am

Thanks Kelly, Really enjoyed the article. We have been here since 1977. It is truly the best place to live anywhere. The people are friendly, the town is wonderful and the golf is great. That goes for the whole Pleasanton, Livermore Valley. We are truly blessed to live here. Keep up the good work and to bad about the few negative people.

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