About Pleasant Hill, CA


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.


  • JFK University

    Transforming Education

    Being a part of John F. Kennedy University means you’ve taken a commitment to education above and beyond the normal meaning. Most JFK students are actually professional working adults who are taking time out of their busy schedules to earn a graduate or undergraduate degree. There are a number of disciplines you can focus on, like business and psychology. Work towards certificates in sustainable studies or exercise and sports performance. There’s even a law school that will prepare you for a career after taking the bar to be a judge or attorney. Their motto is “Transforming Lives. Changing the World,” and they’re doing it one bright student at a time, right here in California.

    Living in Cali

    Pleasant Hill, California is one of those perpetually sunny places that lets you get out to enjoy the beauty of nature and bask in the local scenery. You’ll find an urban campus that has moderately arid temperatures and is rarely ever cold or rainy. Most students tend to live on the JFK University campus the first year before moving off on their own to explore what it’s like to be a college student with your own pad. Rental costs are relatively inexpensive, and you can even find some shared housing situations to split with you and your friends. Take a look at our apartment hunting guide to find out how to get into the perfect apartment and then hop over to our college life blog to see what other college students like yourself have to say about moving into their own place.

    Possibilities of JFK

    If you’re not planning on moving with a car, don’t even worry about it. Between BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and the County Connection, you shouldn’t have any trouble getting around. Not that you have to travel to have a good time! Pleasant Hill has plenty of parks and open spaces for you to stretch your legs, get some fresh air, and take a break from the books. There’s also an amazing local Farmers’ Market for you to stock up on all those great fruits and veggies for your new place. If you’re looking to connect with fellow students, there are a number of on-campus groups that are student run and allow you to get together for coed sports, academic, or business related needs. Join the entrepreneurs club, take a dance class, or take up theatre or art at one of the many student run activities. The possibilities are endless at JFK University.

  • Diablo Valley College

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus DVC apartment? Perhaps the options available from the Diablo Valley College housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the DVC campus. If so, you can search for off campus Diablo Valley College apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although Diablo Valley College student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    DVC apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Pleasant Hill , California. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the DVC Vikings games and make it to class on time.

    We can help you find off campus DVC apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search Diablo Valley College apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.

    Have more questions? Check out our articles with renter tips in our apartment guide and search through http://www.dvc.edu/.