Your best bet is to look at trends over the bast 10 years or so. Don't just look at Pleasanton....look at the entire Tri-Valley, as well as San Ramon and Danville. Even in the current climate, real estate continues to do well in the region. Yes, Pleasanton has had a few flutters, but easy access to freeways and BART, shopping, dining, afforability (as comapred to SF) and the many parks and recreatonal acitivites that Pleasanton offers are just a few of the reasons that you should it give it, and the surounding areas, serious consideration when it comes time to buy. Go to the Trulia home page and click on real estate guides for more information.