Pleasant Hill

Welcome to Pleasant Hill

Urban vibrance coupled with small-town vibes 
Pleasant Hill is a small city with a modern yet suburban small-town feel. It has a dynamic downtown scene and is home to numerous festivals, parks, retail stores, and restaurants. Despite its urban nature, the city has a great park and recreation district focused on protecting its natural landscapes through various environmental programs. Residents of Pleasant Hill benefit from a local government that constantly strives to improve the community's affluence and infrastructure through local programs and initiatives. 

What to Love

  • Poet’s corner neighborhood
  • Contra Costa Canal Trail
  • An abundance of festivals 
  • Parks and trails
  • Great restaurants

Local Lifestyle

Locals of Pleasant Hill can enjoy the benefits of a suburban city while retaining a small-town atmosphere thanks to the city’s community-focused festivals, great restaurants, numerous retail stores, private homes, a relaxed atmosphere, and surrounding natural landscapes. Locals can pursue an active lifestyle because of the city's parks and trails. Residents also have access to major metropolitan cities like San Francisco and small towns with a rural feel. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Experience a taste of Japan at Kobe Japan steakhouse restaurant. Guests of Kobe Japan restaurant can choose from a large selection of sushi rolls and sashimi. It also features teppanyaki grills for guests to enjoy their preferred steak or seafood dish. 
For great seafood and American dishes in an upscale setting, dine at Wence's Restaurant. Chef Gerardo Wence leads the restaurant with over 25 years of experience and ensures his passion and creative touch shines across his menu selections. The dinner menu at Wence's features top-quality dishes such as Chilean white sea bass, king salmon, and lamb chops. 
Zachary's Chicago Pizza is a highly regarded employee-owned parlor offering deep-dish and thin-crust pizzas with vegan and gluten-free substitutes. It is popular with university students and families, giving it a casual atmosphere. Zachary’s is famed for their Chicago-style stuffed pizza filled with the highest quality cheese and baked until the buttery crust reaches golden perfection. Customers can also order half-baked pizzas to finish baking at home, which makes this the perfect place to pick up take-out for a birthday party or celebration. 
A cozy, modern setting awaits you at Jack's Restaurant and Bar, a family-owned grill serving bar food and American fare. The restaurant offers extensive breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert menus that include a wide range of dishes ranging from lamb meatballs to coconut shrimp, New York steak, grilled salmon, meatloaf, polenta, and biscuits and gravy. 

Things to Do

The city of Pleasant Hill is a thriving city with many fun events and activities. Perfect for the Christmas holidays is the Light Up the Night festival. Festival attendees can enjoy horse carriage rides, hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies while observing beautiful Christmas lights covering the downtown district. Other festival highlights include arts and crafts, live music, Christmas caroling, and visits with Santa.

Enjoy a concert at the Sunset by the Lake Summer Concerts hosted at Pleasant Hill City Hall. The concerts begin in May and continue every two weeks up until September. Another major summer attraction is the Fourth of July celebration, which features a parade, a five-kilometer firecracker run, a downtown parade, a home decorating contest and a post-parade after-party with live music and food, and a fireworks show.
The Blues and Brews Festival is a must-attend event for music and craft-brew lovers. The festival has run for over 11 years and features various live bands, cold-brew tasting, single pours of beer and wine, and a children’s zone. The art, wine, and music festival is another popular festival one can attend in Pleasant Hill. The festival features different food and crafts vendors, an extensive live music lineup, and wine and beer wristbands for sampling. 
Pleasant Hill has many great parks and trails, including Dinosaur Hill Park. The park is located on 13 acres of land and boasts excellent panoramic views of the city and Mount Diablo, making it a great place for walking pets, hiking, or jogging.


The Pleasant Hill School District serves Pleasant Hill. Noteworthy schools include: 

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Overview for Pleasant Hill, CA

34,929 people live in Pleasant Hill, where the median age is 42.3 and the average individual income is $58,007. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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42.3 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Pleasant Hill, CA

Pleasant Hill has 13,859 households, with an average household size of 2.49. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Pleasant Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 34,929 people call Pleasant Hill home. The population density is 4,825.48 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.54 / 51.46%

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Schools in Pleasant Hill, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Pleasant Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Valhalla Elementary
Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy
Contra Costa County Regional Occupational Program
Christ The King Catholic School
Gregory Gardens Elementary
Strandwood Elementary

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