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In the Tri-valley area, Pleasanton Gardens is known as the small community with a big history and loads of curb appeal.
The community, with its 40 cottage-style apartments, was built in 1969 and has been beautifully maintained ever since. Residents enjoy spending time in the community's ample gardens, whether they have a green thumb or just want to socialize with their friends and neighbors.
Pleasanton Gardens has an interesting story, one that residents say lends to the community's unique spirit. Forty-two years ago, it was the first HUD-affiliated senior community to be located outside of a big city in California. More recently, the community was the last self-managed, small community in the state. Beacon Communities assumed management of Pleasanton Gardens in 2011.
However, the community is probably best known for the role residents and board members played in the 1992 ordinance that led to smoke-free restaurants in the Tri-valley area - movement that caught on across California and later, across the nation.