Danville is a delightful community filled with many things to do, amazing homes, excellent schools, and upscale attractions. This inviting community is located within Contra Costa County, California. The beautiful town of Danville, California, is set in the picturesque San Ramon Valley in northern California, near San Francisco and Napa Valley.
In 2010, Danville’s population was just over 42,000 residents. These residents are highly educated and affluent. They are attracted to Danville's country clubs and upscale and inviting homes. Danville is an enviable community, considered one of the most exclusive towns not just in California but across the nation. It ranked first in the nation in Pinpoint Demographic’s 2011 list of communities spending the most per capita on clothing. According to Businessweek magazine, it was named the 25th wealthiest city in all of California and ranked as the 41st priciest ZIP code in the United States.
There are many reasons why Danville is such a desirable place to call home. The residents of Danville place a premium on education. Its elementary middle, and high schools consistently rank at the top of California’s annual Academic Performance Index. In close proximity to Danville are the campuses of the University of California Berkeley and California State University East Bay.
There are a wide variety of recreational and educational programs for children, teens, adults and seniors, including an International Children’s Film Festival, Hot Summer Nights which features live music, and many other community-sponsored festivities.
Among the cultural offerings are the Blackhawk Museum, which houses over 100 vintage cars, and Eugene O’Neill’s National Historic Site – Tao House.
There are numerous parks in the community and miles of excellent trails, like the Iron Horse Regional Trail, for those who enjoy hiking and biking in the beautiful outdoors. San Francisco and Oakland are nearby centers of major cultural and sporting events. San Francisco’s famous San Francisco Giants are the toast of their town, while the Oakland A’s are well-respected in their game. Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, and the San Francisco Bay offer easy access to other outdoor activities such as rock climbing and water sports respectively.
Residents of Danville enjoy the benefits of a close-knit community in a safe, vibrant and luxurious environment. The police and fire departments are responsive and invest a lot of time and effort in building strong relationships with the community with programs and activities that get the local residents prepared for the possible emergency.
Danville is also a fun place to shop, dine and simply relax. The vibrant downtown has unique shops, well-known stores and many restaurants to choose from. All through the year, events, car shows, and food festivals bring thousands of visitors and residents out to enjoy a bounty of entertainment and goodwill. If you are here in late November, you’ll see the lighting of the Oak Tree, a landmark of Danville.
The Danville community is strong and one that many people desire to be part of. We hope you can visit us and see some of what makes us love living here.