With a median home price of $874,377, Pleasanton’s 94566 ZIP code is one of the most expensive places to live in the United States. 

Despite a 15 percent decline in property value from a year ago, the ZIP code is No. 286 on Forbe’s annual list of priciest codes.

A second ZIP code, 94588, is No. 459, with a median home price of $625,649. Forbes’ database, however, shows that this ZIP code saw home prices drop by 27 percent.

The median income in both of these areas is in the low $90,000s.

A third ZIP code, 94568, listed for Pleasanton, according to the U.S. Postal Service, is not on the list.

 CNNMoney.com recently placed Pleasanton among the Top 100 best places to live in the nation. It mentioned a family-friendly environment, high-achieving schools,  a low crime rate and numerous parks and trails as factors in the city’s desirability. Its ZIP codes continue to draw people.

Resident Elisabeth Hallahan said on Patch’s Facebook page that schools were one of the reasons she moved to the city.

“People in this town care about education and become involved at a very personal level,” she said.”I just wish we had moved here sooner.”

Other areas on  the Forbes list include:

  • Blackhawk at No. 93, where the median home price is $1.6 million and the median family income $142,459;
  • Three of Danville’s ZIP codes. Its 94588 area ranked 59, with a median home value of $1,922,523 and median income of $92,644. The town’s 94506 area placed 201: Home value, $1,072,360, income, $142,459. The third, 94526, which includes downtown and older parts of Danville, came in at 346, with a median home value of $776,209 and income of $109,771.
  • Dublin isn’t on the list. The city of 43,000 just south of San Ramon has fewer mansions than its wealthier Tri-Valley neighbors. Dublin home values always have trailed San Ramon’s and Pleasanton’s, although with a median home price of $480,000 (according to Zillow.com), it’s still more costly than many East Bay cities, in part because of its proximity to nearby Forbes-ranked communities.


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