To the north of Walnut Creek in the East Bay, Pleasant Hill was once ranch land in the center of the Diablo Valley. Now it combines small-town charm with a vibrant downtown. The homes in this commuter suburb range from traditional to contemporary and vary in size. On Crescent Drive, dozens of eateries offer a variety of cuisine. Pleasant Hill’s Recreation and Park District features a bustling community center, four parks, and two pools. The hike and bike trail at Las Juntas Open Space preserve offers panoramic views of Mount Diablo.
1. Great Highway Connections
2. The Contra Costa Canal Trail for great biking and walking
3. Good schools K-12
4. Diablo Valley College is one of California’s best community colleges
Favorite Spots Around Town
Rooted Coffee Co
Independent, family owned staple for organic and fair-trade coffee and plant- based menu treats.
Fresh ingredients, home cooking and a casual vibe.
Classic multiplex in the heart of downtown with in theatre dining options.
Jack’s Restaurant & Bar
Lively grill serving all day with seating outside in the square.
Pleasant Hill has great connections due to its location at the center of the I-680 corridor. Oakland, San Francisco and San Ramon are all commutable. With access to three nearby BART stations (Pleasant Hill/ Contra Costa Centre, Walnut Creek and Concord) getting out and about is a breeze. There is a shuttle bus that runs between the BART stations for added convenience. The town is approximately a 27 minute drive to downtown San Francisco.
Need to Know
Town Offices | http://www.ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us
Chamber of Commerce | http://www.pleasanthillchamber.com
K-12 Schools | http://www.mdusd.org
Diablo Valley College | http://www.dvc.edu
Contra Costa Country Club | http://www.contracostacc.org
Pleasant Hill Library | http://www.ccclib.org/about-pleasant-hill-library
Century 16 Theatre | http://www.cinemark.com/theatres/ca-pleasant-hill
BART – Pleasant Hill/ Walnut Creek/Concord | http://www.cinemawest.com/about
County Connection Bus | http://www.countyconnection.com/routes/11
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