Pleasanton Valley can really be summarized with one word, “home”. This neighborhood feels like “home”. Whether it is the tree lined streets or the children playing sports in the streets, there is a sense of comfort here. If you are looking for a home for sale in Pleasanton, Pleasanton Valley is definitely a great place to start.
Pleasanton Valley is one the more desirable tract neighborhoods in Pleasanton. Most streets have mature trees lined on each side, and there are several parks throughout this neighborhood.
These homes were built by Morrison Homes, between 1966-1974. Parts of Pleasanton Valley have nicknames that are referred to about different parts of the neighborhood. The “gas lamp” area is located on Black Ave. and Tanglewood Way, and the streets are lined with gas powered street lights. The “Birdland” area is located on the north side of Valley and it is simply called that because each street is named after a bird. So if you hear these references, remember that they all are in the Pleasanton Valley neighborhood.
One of the great selling points that potential buyer wanting to move to Pleasanton is the school district. Living here children can walk to each school. Walnut Grove Elementary, Harvest Park Middle School, and Amador Valley High School are all within a 15 minute walk.
One of the secrets that go unnoticed is the paths between houses to allow children to get to school much quicker. For example if you were to walk from Golden Rd. to Amador Valley High School it might tale you 20 minutes but there is a small pathway that cuts between two houses on Greenwood and then another On Gatetree Circle and it drops you directly on the school grounds saving you 15 minutes. There is another from Willowwren to Crestline, and Hummingbird to Valley. Also there are two areas were you can cut into the Pleasanton Sports Park.
There are a total of six parks in Pleasanton Valley including the Pleasanton Sports Park, Harvest Park Middle School, and Walnut Grove Elementary. Woodthrush Park is located on the corner of Blackbird and Woodthrush Dr. and it is 3.5 acres with picnic tables. The nice part about Woodtrush Park is you can enter the back of the Sports Park which is 103 acres. The Amador Valley Community Park is located on the corner of Santa Rita and Black Ave, but can be accessed from Alameda which is off of Greenwood Ave. It has 23.5 acres with barbeques, picnic tables, horseshoes, restrooms and large fields for many sports. Harvest Park is located on Del Valle Pkwy and Hopyard and it can be accessed from Harvest Dr. also. Every Thanksgiving you cannot find an empty field due to the amount of pick-up football games.
Many homes are also a very close walk to shopping, restaurants, and Downtown Pleasanton. As you can see there was a lot of thought that went into the planning of this neighborhood and this is why many residents feel Pleasanton Valley is one of the finest neighborhoods in Pleasanton.