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Pleasant Hill, CA

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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.

Getting Around in Pleasant Hill, CA

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The average commuter time in Pleasant Hill is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.27%
  • 11.07%
  • 2.58%

Adult Education Oppor

Diablo Valley College (DVC) is the city’s largest employer. It is one of three community colleges in the district and has more than 22,000 students. DVC ranks in the top five transfer colleges in the state of California, with many students going on to University of California (UC) Berkley or UC Davis. John F. Kennedy (JFK) University is in Pleasant Hill as well. This private, nonprofit institution is an affiliate of the National University System. It offers programs in psychology, sports therapy, and transformative arts. A college of law is also part of JFK University.

Put the "Life" in Nig

You will not miss any of your favorite weekend night fun living in Pleasant Hill. On the contrary; you will probably discover new adventures. Seeing your favorite bands perform live only takes a short trip to nearby Concord and the Sleep Train Pavilion. If you prefer to be the one on stage, visit one of the neighborhood karaoke bars. Dance the night away at a club playing the latest hits. There are all the traditional bars you could ask for, too, with cold drinks and hot music. Challenge someone to a game of pool or just sit and soak up the atmosphere.

Sweet Bakery to Savor

Dining out in Pleasant Hill means having a delicious meal with just about any kind of cuisine you can think of. Crispy orange chicken and flavorful fried rice at Ming’s is some of the best Chinese food you will find in the city. When barbeque is what you want, Slow Hand BBQ gives you a plate piled high with succulent, tender meat and all the trimmings. The Corner Bakery Cafe can satisfy both sweet and savory cravings. Try their fresh mozzarella and tomato sandwich on multigrain bread for a satisfying lunch, and sink your teeth into fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies for dessert.