Town of Danville
The Town of Danville has the perfect blend of upscale amenities and small town charm despite having a population of just over 45,000. Bordered on the west by the Las Trampas Hills and to the east by Mt. Diablo and the foothills, Danville is known for its quaint town atmosphere and its outstanding quality of life. The historical downtown features shops, restaurants and art galleries. You'll find epicurean adventures around every corner like upscale eateries with one-of-a –kind menus and pizzerias with family-friendly fare. Arts and culture abound at the Village Theatre, The Museum of the San Ramon Valley, and the Tao House – home to America's only Nobel Prize winning playwright Eugene O'Neil.
One of Danville's most desirable attributes is its sense of community. The town hosts a wonderful array of events throughout the year from Farmer's Markets to streets fairs to holiday celebrations. The 4th of July parade draws thousands who line Hartz Avenue. The Iron Horse Trail runs through the middle of the town and is a paved multi-use trail for walking, jogging and bicycling that connects all the communities of the San Ramon Valley. An ideal pastime on Saturday morning!
Danville offers its residents one of the best education systems in California. The San Ramon Valley Unified School District provides elementary, intermediate and high school education to Diablo residents and is currently ranked 6th among all unified school districts in California.
The East Bay is home to a number of exceptional private schools including Dorris-Eaton and Seven Hills in Walnut Creek, Bentley High School in Lafayette and Head-Royce in Oakland. St. Isidore's in Danville offers education from K-8th grade, with Carondelet and De La Salle High Schools in Concord offering a Catholic education for high school students. De La Salle is a nationally renowned for their phenomenal football team that had a 151 consecutive win streak. Additionally, the highly acclaimed Athenian School is located just at the base of Mt. Diablo minutes abutting Diablo Country Club. The school, whose mission statement “The Athenian School prepares students for the rigorous expectations of college and for a life of purpose and personal fulfillment.” offers instruction for grades 6-12 with students coming from all over the Bay Area and International locations.
Contra Costa County is a recreational hub with Mt. Diablo State Park, literally in the backyard along with many East Bay Regional Parks ideal for walking, hiking, picnicking and sports. The neighboring communities have wonderful shopping centers for day-to-day needs. The renowned Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, 20 minutes north of Danville has everything – from Tiffany's and Nordstrom and the Container Store to Apple and a Neiman Marcus! The shopping center has just gone through a nearly three year renovation. Weekly Farmer's Markets are a part of all the surrounding communities and excellent highly rated and neighborhood restaurants are found in Blackhawk and all neighboring towns. There is also outstanding community theater, along with the Lesher Regional Theater in Walnut Creek where national productions are a regular event, and the highly acclaimed California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda.
Danville enjoys year-round favorable weather. In addition, its close proximity to Napa, Sonoma, downtown San Francisco and Marin make day and evening trips easy. Carmel is only two hours away and Tahoe is three hours.
Town of Danville (www.ci.danville.ca.us.com)
East Bay Regional Parks (www.ebparks.org)
Blackhawk Auto Museum (www.blackhawkmuseum.org)
Danville Village Theatre www.danville.ca.gov/Enjoy_Danville/Art_and_Cullture/Village_Theatre_Shows/
Lesher Arts Center (www.lesherartscenter.org)
Diablo Country Club (www.diablocc.com)
Blackhawk Country Club (www.blackhawkcc.org)
Round Hill Country Club (www.rhcountryclub.com)
San Ramon Valley Unified School District (www.srvusd.k12.ca.us)
Monte Vista High School (www.mvhigh.org)
De La Salle High School
Carondelet High School (www.carondelet.net)
Athenian School (www.athenian.org)
Bentley School (www.bentleyschool.net)
Dorris-Eaton School (www.dorriseaton.com)