The Mission Hills neighborhood is located in the south side of Pleasanton. Mission Hills construction phase was between 1963-1973. The original builder was Castanson & Wilson Homes. The main home style in Mission Hills is a single story ranch homes ranging. They range from 1500 sq. ft up to 1,900 sq. ft. Mission Hills also has a few 2 story properties as well as some custom remodel/add-ons. The average lot size in Mission Hills ranges from 6000 sq. feet up to 9000 sq. feet. Some of the Mission Hills homes are located on cul-de-sac can have lots over 14,000 sq. feet and some with mountain views!
You will find in Mission Hills a small group of patio homes, duplex’s and customs homes. The main builder was Baratlis Homes. They were constructed in the late 70s to mid-80s.
As you tour through Mission Hills neighborhood you will note “pride of ownership” is a common theme. The majority of these properties are well maintained and some have been completely remodeled!
The park that serves Mission Hills is Mission Park. It is located Mission Park at 600 Junipero St. This park has some elevation to it giving it some character with some gradual hills. Mission Hills is known for the longest slide in Pleasanton. They just installed a brand-new double side. Mission Hills Park is over 8.5 acres. It has two children’s play areas.
WHAT HOMES ARE CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET IN MISSION HILLS?
See below for all current properties for sale in Mission Hills.
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Special events include:
The Alameda County Fair. The County Fair made its debut in Pleasanton in 1912. It has been celebrating its heritage and diversity of the community for more than 100 years. It is ranked among the top 50 Fairs in the U.S. and has won numerous national and international industry awards. To find out more, please contact: Alameda County Fair.
Goodguys Rod & Custom Association car show. The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association promotes and produces some of the world’s most dynamic automotive events. Founded by Gary Meadors in 1983, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is the world’s largest hot rodding association with over 70,000 active members worldwide. Goodguys events feature thousands of candy colored hot rods and customs, tricked out trucks, mighty muscle cars and regal classics sprawled throughout venues such as lush fairgrounds, super speedways and large outdoor stadiums.
The cars, the vendor exhibits, the adrenaline-pumping Goodguys AutoCross, the live entertainment and colorful people create a festive atmosphere charged with electricity. Goodguys offers over 18 events annually across the country from the coast to coast and border to border. Their events range from two-day affairs attended by 30,000 to 40,000 people to three day extravaganza’s attracting over 100,000 auto enthusiasts. To find out more, please contact: The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.
Pirates of Emerson Haunted Themed Park: “Pirates of Emerson” will return to the Alameda County Fairgrounds with a new, haunted drive-thru experience. Organizers of the East Bay’s acclaimed, annual attraction said they opted for the new “contact-less” format for 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation. To find out more, please contact: Pirates of Emerson.
The Lantern Light Festival: A Little Bit of China is coming to the Alameda County Fairgrounds! If a great evening for you includes a new cultural experience, giant works of art, dazzling lights, and fun for the whole family, do not miss the Lantern Light Festival. Using a craft handed down from family to family for over 2,000 years, a team of thirty artisans from Zigong, China has transformed the Alameda County Fairgrounds into a nighttime spectacular of light and color.
Each hand-crafted lantern is made of sculpted steel frames filled with LED lights, and covered with brilliantly colored silk-like fabric. The results appear as three-dimensional stained-glass sculptures. Attendees will see hundreds of lanterns in a kaleidoscope of colors, shapes, and themes, including a 400-foot long Dragon, a giant Panda, lantern tunnels, flowers and dolphins.
While the massive Chinese lanterns are the stars of the event, the Lantern Light Festival has something for everyone. See Chinese acrobats and artisans creating unique souvenirs. Watch your children navigate the Forbidden City Maze, find hidden gems, or ride on the back of a lion. And make sure to visit the Wishing Tree, another ancient Chinese tradition, and ask for good fortune! Various food vendors and refreshments are available on site. To find out more, please contact: The Lantern Light Festival.
Pleasanton Race Track: The fairgrounds is also home to the historic, oldest, one-mile dirt track in America. Built in 1858 by the Bernal family, the track originally served as a winter horse training facility. Over the years, some of California’s greatest racehorses including the legendary Seabiscuit were known to have trained at the property. Live horseracing at the meticulously maintained track remains one of the Alameda County Fair’s flagship events. To find out more, please contact: Alameda County Fairgrounds Horse Racing.
Downtown Pleasanton is a historic district of business and residential properties located in the southeast corner of the City of Pleasanton. In 2000, Pleasanton joined the ranks of certified California Main Street Communities.
As you walk through downtown Pleasanton you will feel like you have been transported back in time. Many of the historic old buildings, were once connected by secret tunnels under Main Street. You will find each building has its own personality and story to tell. Some of these stories will include Mary Pickford, Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Abbot & Costello, Presidents and the famous racehorse Seabiscuit, the lawless “Three Fingers” Jack Garcia bandits and bank robbers that got away! There are also a few stories about speakeasy shut down by Earl Warren, a brothel or two, and a Prohibition-era racketeer named Paul “Bouquet” Cohn!
Oh, did I tell you…..A few of these buildings may even have ghosts from their pasts. These great buildings exhibit an assortment of historic architectural flare from Victorian, Italianate, Richardson Romanesque, Mission Revival and Colonial Revival to Craftsman, Art Deco and Modern. In the fall, Pleasanton’s museum host their annual ‘Ghost Walk’. To find out more, please contact: Pleasanton’s annual Ghost Walk.
Take the self-guided tour. Please explore all of the history and architecture that Downtown Pleasanton offers at your own pace with the self-guided tour on your cell phone. To learn more, please contact: Free Walking Tour. Take your time as you tour this beautiful downtown area. This self-guided tour is complimentary. The Historic Downtown Pleasanton Audio Tour is funded in part by the L.J. Skaggs and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation.
The Pleasanton Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday, year-round, rain or shine to provide you and your family with the season’s freshest fruits and vegetables, all California-grown and sold to you by the very farmers that planted, nurtured and harvested the crop.
Be sure to stop by and explore everything this wonderful market has to offer! Visit the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association’s website for updated hours and information.
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