In addition, the city continues to attract companys which choose to make San Ramon their headquarters. It's also a beautiful city and offers unlimited activities for families to enjoy. Hope you find this information helpful.
All three cities are good choices and the schools are very good.
I personally live in Pleasanton and I moved here bacause of the schools. It is an ideal city and very family orientated. There is so much going on for kids. There are plenty of soccer fields, swim meets, the fairgrounds, downtown area and plenty of restaurants.
The close proximity to three bart stations (one in Pleasanton and two in Dublin) are a huge asset.
As some agents have mentioned, Pleasanton is a little more expensive than San Ramon and Dublin, but you can still find good homes in your price range.
I would like to suggest that you keep your options open and check out all three cities. Do you have an agent yet? Your agent can hopefully cover all three and then you can decide what meets your budget and where you feel most comfortable.
You can't go wrong with any of your choices, but each have a different personality. As mentioned below, Pleasanton has a cute downtown, San Ramon will have a new downtown once completed and Dublin is more affordable and easy access to 580 and 680 and has a newer feel.
Please let me know if you want more information and I can send you demographics, etc. on any or all of the locations. I also work with clients in the 580/680/24 cooridor.
Best of luck to you!
Pleasanton has good schools too but home prices are a little higher. Probably due to a combination of closer proximity to Silicon Valley and having a real downtown.
But then San Ramon will have a downtown in a few years and when that happens I expect to see home prices increasing there just like when Pleasant Hill built their new downtown.
Personally, I would buy in San Ramon but full disclosure - I do specialize in San Ramon real estate..
When we moved there, everyone wondered why we would buy in the "toolies" it was so far out.
We went through all that road construction on 680, probably 2 years of insane commuting.
Pleasanton is little more up-scale and I understand has a little bit better schools. But I believe that the quality of their education is more you to YOU and what you do at home.
Pleasanton is a little more expensive, but, in the long term, all three will appreciate about the same.
Restaurants are all great and close.
Stoneridge is central and other shopping is great.
Your budget may be the deciding factor.
Pick a winner!