6.2 out of 10

Pleasant Hill

Ranked 72nd best city in California
37.9559238868771 -122.076175362908
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Schools
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5

"The Very Average Sun Valley Mall"

This is a very long boulevard that parallels the 680 in a north south direction. It is very ugly, busy and noisy in most spots but has lots and lots of stores, making it a necassary evil when it comes to living in the valley east of the 680. It is not pleasant to drive on so you should only get off at your appropriate exit. But if you're looking for clothes or for hardware or just about anything else you will probably find it here.

In Pleasant Hill this is the location of the Sun Valley Mall. A pretty run of the mill 1980's style mall with all the usual amenities you would expect--chain restaurants, a Sears, a JCPenny etc. Nothing particulalary interesting about being here but it is definitely functional. You can buy clothes, eat do all the sorts of typical suburban things that you can anywhere else in the US suburbans.
  • Good Hillside Homes
  • Good Schools
  • Relatively Affordable
  • Ugly Around the Mall
  • Fast Food Culture
  • Very Busy
Recommended for
  • Students

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