For decades Pleasant Hill was known more for having no civic identity than anything else. It comprised on one long street, Contra Costa Blvd, which connected Walnut Creek to the south to Concord on the north, occupied by strip malls and cheesy store fronts. Much of that has changed in the past 15 years with the city making a concerted effort to build an attractive and vibrant down town district. More the most part they have been successful though Contra Costa Blvd remain the main thoroughfare this this east bay city. That said the city does enjoy a location in the east bay that is close to freeways and nearby BART for easy access in Oakland and San Francisco. The down town crescent is chock full of restaurants and shops and include the Century16 theater complex which bring many residents into the down town area. Homes in the city of Pleasant Hill are priced all over the map; from mid $400k in some of the older post WWII neighborhoods located close in and around Contra Costa Blvd, to larger, newer home built in the rustic hill west of down town, along Taylor Blvd, which can range into the millions. If you’re interested in learning more about Pleasant Hill’s demographic make up , check out City-Date.com or just click here.