Welcome to Danville
Upscale living in a peaceful, outdoorsy locale
Tucked in San Ramon Valley west of Diablo Range, Danville brims with suburban charm.
Here, you’ll find pleasant year-round weather, parks and hiking trails, and exclusive country clubs — the crown jewel is the gated golf course community of Blackhawk. Families are drawn in for Danville’s genuine hometown feel, which thrives with yearly community events and friendly neighbors. Only a short drive away from the Bay Area’s major cities, Danville is the ideal upmarket destination to raise a family without the urban bustle.
What to Love
- A family-oriented town with plenty of fun events and top-rated schools
- Fantastic opportunities for exploring the outdoors
- A combination of new builds and historic homes providing architectural texture
Draped in tranquility and a welcoming, suburban atmosphere, an enriched lifestyle is the signature perk of moving to Danville. Year-round town events nourish the community spirit, bringing residents together with their love for the outdoors, art, food. Neighbors know each other by name and frequent locally-owned boutiques and eateries.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Downtown Danville is the heart of soul of this beautiful town, rife with mom-and-pop run businesses, from charming gift shops to chic boutiques, amazing local restaurants, and fitness stores. Begin at Danville Square Shopping Center, a modest shopping spot featuring a Trader Joe’s, sandwich shop, and salons, then head over to Bay Area Fit Wear for athletic apparel. Hartz Avenue is the place for great wear, and you can get that with a stop at 1001 Collections or Forward Motion Sports Inc., which specializes in running outfits, shoes, and nutritional products.
Piatti is a coveted restaurant with an open kitchen, where food is prepared with the freshest ingredients and the menu features stone-oven pizza, vibrant pasta dishes, and salads paired with draft beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and assorted wine. Reserve a table at The Grille at Blackhawk, an upscale spot serving innovative comfort food, steak, and salads.
Things to Do
Explore classic cars, automotive accessories, and various American historical artifacts at The Blackhawk Automobile Museum, which even features the first imported car and a vintage limousine owned by John F. Kennedy.
At Mt Diablo State Park, a bounty of activities await. Whether you want to camp out on its scenic grounds or take a hike along the Grand Loop Trail to experience wondrous views of the Bay Area from the valley. Wildflowers bloom year-round in the mountains, and visitors to the park love to glean panoramic views from its observation deck or explore the ancient wind caves and fossils of Rock City.
Danville Farmers’ Market occurs every Saturday of the year, creating a bustling avenue for locals to grab seasonal fruits, fresh veggies, and organic farm produce. Head to the streets in a cool ride for a thrilling experience through Tour D’Elegance, relishing breathtaking scenery on winding roads, eating a private, catered lunch with other participants, and supporting a good cause through all the fun. And don’t miss out on Independence Day fun, with the Kiwanis-Danville 4th of July Parade sweeping through the streets with patriotic colors, live music, balloon twister, and a photo booth.
Danville is served by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, renowned for its excellent academic rankings. A few of its prestigious institutions are: