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The Frugal Guide to Attractions in Pleasant Hill, California
 

Pleasant Hill, CA, a small suburban city with a welcoming community, is an ideal place to get outside and spend time with family. Pleasant Hill is a neighborhood in Contra Costa County, California, United States, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 33,152 at the time of the 2010 census. It was founded in 1961. College Park High School, Diablo Valley College, John F Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill Library and Contra Costa County Library Administration Bureaux, and Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District are all located in Pleasant Hill.

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Summers in this area are warm and dry, with no average monthly temperatures exceeding 71 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius) Pleasant Hill has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, denoted by the abbreviation "Csb" on climate maps, according to the Köppen Climate Classification system. Daytime winter temperatures appear to be in the 1950s and 1960s, and summer temperatures range from the high seventies to the high eighties; on very rare occasions, temperatures can exceed one hundred degrees during intense heat waves. Winter freezing is unusual, but it does occur. Summer fog occurs on occasion, but winter fog is extremely common.

 

In the 1920s, the city began to grow as former agricultural land was subdivided for housing. Monument Boulevard, which opened on December 11, 1927, was named after the Soldiers Memorial Monument, which was built to honor World War I soldiers. One soldier is depicted in black, while three others are depicted in white on the memorial. It stands 45 feet (14 metres) tall and weighs 150 tons. It is made of molded concrete. In 1954, the statue was moved to its current location at Boyd Road and Contra Costa Boulevard to make way for the proposed construction of a highway.

 

Fast Facts About Pleasant Hill
 

  • Pleasant Hill's most pleasant months are June, September, and May, while the least pleasant months are January and December.

  • Pleasant Hill has a 2.8 percent unemployment rate (US avg. is 3.9 percent). The recent increase in job creation is encouraging. Fun Hill's employment has increased by 1.4 percent.

  • Pleasant Hill's cost of living is 80.2 percent higher than the US average when compared to the rest of the world.

  • The city of Pleasant Hill has a population of 34,662. Since 2010, it has experienced a 5.6% increase in population.

  • Commuting takes an average of 33.5 minutes. The national average time is 26.4 minutes. Pleasant Hill public schools spend $11,914 per year on education.

  • Pleasant Hill public schools spend $11,914 per year on education. The average annual school expenditure in the United States is $12,383. Pleasant Hill has approximately 24.1 students per class.

 

History and Architecture
 

The subdivision of formerly agricultural land for housing began in the 1920s, and the area began to develop. Monument Boulevard, which opened on December 11, 1927, was named after the Soldiers Memorial Monument, which was built to honor World War I soldiers. The monument depicts one black soldier and three white soldiers. It stands 45 feet (14 meters) tall and weighs 150 tons. It is made of molded concrete. In 1954, the monument was relocated to its current location at Boyd Road and Contra Costa Boulevard to make way for the construction of a highway.

 

The area did not have a post office until 1948, despite the fact that it grew primarily after WWII. In 1961, the city was incorporated. Century 21 Theaters opened an 895-seat dome theater between Monument Boulevard and Hookston Road on February 21, 1967. (I-680 was later constructed west of here). After it was completed, the futuristic dome-topped cinema, which could be seen from the freeway, became an iconic landmark for the newly incorporated city.

 

The theater was designed by renowned Bay Area architect Vincent G. Raney. It was notable for its 50-foot-high domed ceiling and curved, oversized frame. The theater was originally built to showcase Cinerama's widescreen process, which was developed in the 1950s. Later, the computer was upgraded to a flat-panel standard. Four additional single-screen auditoriums were added to the front of the building in 1973. The Dome was renamed Century 5 Theatres but remained known as the Dome.

Pleasant Hill, California is blessed with some of the area’s most interesting attractions that you shouldn’t miss. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:
 

  • Dinosaur Hill Park

  • Lindsay Wildlife Experience

  • Sunvalley Mall

  • Briones Regional Park

  • Pleasant Oaks Park

  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

  • Heather Farm Dog Park

  • Lime Ridge Open Space

  • Rodgers-Smith Park
     

All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short distance from our location at 609 Gregory Lane, Suite #220 in Pleasant Hill! Stop by for a visit anytime!