We are thinking of relocating to Pleasanton from Texas. I will work in Milpitas and am wondering what the commute would be like.

Asked by Texasrelo, Santa Clara County, CA Fri Nov 6, 2009

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Joanna Jensen, Other Pro, Livermore, CA
Wed Dec 9, 2009
Hi Texasrelo,
Pleasanton is a very nice city. What made you land here?
I am a native Californian and we moved to Arizonia for a few years then back to California and chose Pleasanton for the schools, small community great sports program for our children and easy commute to the Silicone Valley.

The prices in Pleasanton are very attractive right now. I have a listing for $549,000 (still may seam very high) for out of towners!!!. San Ramon is a little further north, has good schools and a little less expensive. There are spots in Danville that are very nice as well.

You are lucky because working in Milpitas is not that far of a commute up to Pleasanton, San Ramon or even Walnut Creek, although that may be the furthest you want to go!!! Walnut Creek has awesome schools as well.

Depends on what you are looking for in a city.
Pleasanton has basically no night life, a small down town with reastaurants and shopping. Closes usually by 9pm. We have one bar Red Coats that some of the younger crowd gathers to. a nice amount of restaurants though. Plenty of Blue Ribbon Schools, and lots of sports. Almost any elementary school is fantastic one is duel emergent where they can teach your child spanish all the way up. Dubln is next door but the schools dont rank quite as high. Prices are good and they have the hills.

It really depends on what you are looking for. You shoul come out for a weekend, and visit the above cities.

Good Luck,
JoAnna Jensen
Realtor, Legal Assistan
Pleasanton, CA
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Tony Abad, Agent, El Cajon, CA
Sun Nov 29, 2009
Less than 30 minutes. Pleasanton is a great city. Let me know if you need anything thing else.
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Patricia Man…, , Pleasanton, CA
Sat Nov 7, 2009
Hwy 680 going south from Pleasanton can be very busy in the morning commute hours. However, Milpitas is not that far, so I would expect 30 minutes or so. In a non-trafic hour I can make it to the Calaveras exit in Milpitas in 18 minutes.
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Farida Chapm…, Agent, Pleasanton, CA
Sat Nov 7, 2009
Dear Texasrelo,

I have helped many clients who work in the south bay moved to the tri valley areas. As a resident of the tri valley myself, I am proud to be raising my family here. The commute is not too bag according to my clients. In fact, with the excellent schools in Pleasanton and the cozy environment, many think their commute is well worth it. The estimate time will be around 25 - 45 minutes depending on traffic and where in Milpitas your company is located.

Each city has its own attrative characters. It will be my pleasure to give you a tour of the area.
Best Regards
Farida Chapman
Keller Williams Tri Valley, Pleasanton
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Sunil Sethi, Agent, Fremont, CA
Sat Nov 7, 2009
HI Texas Relo,

Your commute shouldn't be to bad if stick to the west and east side of Pleasanton. Take a look at Google maps and you and you can ovelay traffic data during your commute time to see where it'll be slower.

If I was working in Milpitas I'd probably make Pleasanton #1 and Fremont #2. Primarily because its cheaper to get all 3 goods schools in Pleasanton than in Fremont. I'm assuming you're picking Pleasanton for it's schools.

There are two neighborhoods I generally steer my clients clear of in Pleasanton. One south of the water treatment plant at the crossing of Hwy 580 and Hwy 680 and the other right community just south of this one ,w hich suffers from settlement issues.

If' you'd like to meet and discuss feel free to call me.

Best regards,



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Sk, Home Buyer, Sanjose
Fri Nov 6, 2009
I am also looking for home in pleasanton . I heard there is some areas in Pleasanton which has foundation problem . Any Ideas which areas are those areas and what exactly is the problem ? . My Budget is around 650K and looking for 3br /2bt .
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John Juarez, Agent, Fremont, CA
Fri Nov 6, 2009

Pleasanton is a pretty good size city as far as geography is concerned. Where you buy in Pleasanton can easily change your commute time by 20-30 minutes from another Pleasanton location.

In any event, the commute would not be overly long compared to the commutes made by many in the Bay Area. I would estimate 30-60 minutes from most Pleasanton locations to Milpitas.

I think you would find the commute location worth it. Pleasanton is a great community.

John Juarez, REALTOR
Windermere Properties of the East Bay
1056 Division St.
Pleasanton, Ca. 94566
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Steven Ornel…, Agent, Fremont, CA
Fri Nov 6, 2009
Hi Texasrelo,

If you click on the weblink located in the "Web References (optional)" space below it will take you to a “Pleasanton-to-Milpitas” Google map that estimates a 25-minute commute (may or may not really be possible during YOUR commute time).

Even better, if you click on the "Traffic" button you will get real-time traffic; however, to see statistical commute times click on the "change" link right next to where it says "Live Traffic." Next, click the "Traffic at day and time" button and enter the times you want to check for your likely commute time based and historical traffic data!

Best, Steve
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