Pleasant Hill is one city that lives up to its name. On the east side of the San Francisco Bay Area, the landscape beckons residents and tourists alike with its rolling green hills and gentle valleys. Oak trees fill parks and undisturbed woodland areas, and stately ornate buildings line many a street. Several higher education institutions make this city home, as do half a dozen parks. Not too large, not too small; for a relaxing, fulfilling city, Pleasant Hill is just right.