Pleasanton is a city located in Atascosa County, in the U.S. state of Texas. Located in the San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area, Pleasanton is home to a population of over 8,900 residents, though recent estimates put the population at over 9,000 (internet jokes aside). Pleasanton is known as the “birthplace of the cowboy,” and was a crucial location during the heydey of cattle ranching in the mid-to-late 19th century. Pleasanton honors this heritage regularly, and the city has erected what is known as the “Mr. Cowboy” sculpture in downtown Pleasanton. Though the city is still relatively small, it was once on the fast-track before the San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad went under near the turn of the 20th century. While it was in operation, the railroad brought growth and prosperity to Pleasanton, including decent population growth. Today, though, the city is expanding slowly, albeit surely.
Basic Facts About Pleasanton
- Current population: 9,000
- Current mayor: Clinton J. Powell
- Total area: 7.8 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.pleasantontx.org/
- Located in: Atascosa County
- Founded in: 1858
- Zip codes: 78604
- Area codes: 830
Auto Transport Tips to and from Pleasanton
Though Pleasanton is a part of the San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area, it’s rather removed from the city of San Antonio by about 20-30 miles, depending on where you’re measuring from. This normally isn’t much of a difference-maker when it comes to auto transport prices or availability, but in this case there’s not much south of Pleasanton, which doesn’t give auto transport companies as many options in terms of where to go once they’re done with their business in Pleasanton. Though I-37 sits just east of the city and connects San Antonio with Corpus Christi, you’ll likely find cheaper prices if you can move your pickup or delivery location out of Pleasanton and closer to the San Antonio metro area.
Texas is a very large state, and there are quite a few different ways to get around it. With several cities statewide home to over a million residents, including San Antonio, there are many reasons for carriers to go into and out of Texas, but there are always going to be areas that they’d prefer to go to if they had their choice. This is where you come in – by working with your carrier and discussing alternative pickup and delivery locations for your specific shipment you stand a better chance of not only getting your vehicle picked up more quickly, but also at a better rate. If the car shipper doesn’t have to go out of their way, off the beaten path or deviate too far from their established route, it’s in their best interest to pick your vehicle up and deliver it because it’s money in their pocket.
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