It seems as far from Facebook as possible with victorian style houses and even a drive through dairy that serves ice cream soft-freeze cones. Old town enough that a horse going by on any street would not come as a surprise. Many people have known each other and their families for generations, like the owners of the Dairy. Third generation. In so many ways it seems like middle America from sixty years ago- until you look at home prices. This isn't Kansas, no. It's the prices of Pleasanton homes that brings you back to reality. This quaint, well preserved Americana town is definitely in the sway and influence of the tech companies of silicon valley and has a little tech influence of its very own with indeed.com listing 693 Tesla Motors jobs available in Pleasanton. The backdrop, of course is over on the peninsula with Palo Alto and Facebook at the eye of the tech storm.
Dairy in Pleasanton, CA - 3 Generations Owned
Just how much influence does the tech industry have way over here in Pleasanton? Well the median Palo Alto home price is $2.5 Million. That's million. Not for large new KB or Lennar homes either. Sixty year old 1200 square foot cracker boxes are passing up the $2M marker. It's pathetic and no one can afford to buy there except very wealthy and investors. And there's no end in sight yet. At least you can still bank on homes under $1M in Pleasanton- barely. The median price is $961,500 so in practical terms, get your fat wallet out (it had better be) if you want to live anywhere in the San Francisco Bay area. Facebook and the tech sector hold sway over the entire market like the Borg.