Sophisticated Living with Small Town Country Appeal
Danville, California is located in the popular Tri-Valley area, which includes the cities of Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, and Livermore. Part of the Contra Costa County, Danville is located 33 miles west of San Francisco and roughly 45 miles north of Silicon Valley. Approximately 43,691 people love to call the Town of Danville home and enjoy the beauty of Mt. Diablo and the Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, as well as the close proximity to shopping, recreation, and dining at The City by the Bay, Lake Tahoe, or Walnut Creek.
Danville: A small town community with an outstanding quality of life
Danville is known as the “Heart of the San Ramon Valley” with a history richly influenced by Native Americans, agriculture, and ties to the Southern Pacific Railroad. Danville offers plenty of recreational activities, art, culture, eateries, shopping, sports, and top-rated schools.
Village Theater and Art Gallery
The Village Theater and Art Gallery in Downtown Danville provides theatrical performances, Broadway shows, art exhibits, and opportunities for residents of any age to perform, watch, learn, and enjoy.
A Focus on Family Fun
Danville is alive and vibrant with family fun from their widely attended Fourth of July Parade, historical venues, war museum, beautiful parks and recreation locales, converted Railroad station and caboose, and library full of reading pleasure and entertaining exhibits for kids and adults alike. Bringing History to Life. The San Ramon Historical Museum is a converted railroad station that is situated next to an authentic caboose on train tracks and features replicas of two train conductors. Learn about the history of Danville or sign up for a guided tour.
Danville is known for taking advantage of the beauty that encompasses the town and using that as a backdrop for gathering the community. Popular entertainment includes art and street fairs, car shows, wine strolls, Dog Nights, music in the park, sporting events, Saturday morning Farmer’s Market, and holiday parades. Walking around the historic downtown and taking in the upscale amenities, historical buildings, and eateries with one-of-a-kind menus is a recreational event of its own.
The San Ramon Valley School District is one of the top performing districts in the state, with approximately 95% of students going on to attend an advance level of education. All of the 33 schools within the SRVSD have been rated either 9 or 10 out of 10 by GreatSchools.org and also by California School Ratings.
Danville has award-winning schools that draw people to the area. With two public high schools, the private Athenian School, and many neighborhood schools, education is a top priority for the small rural town. Diablo Valley College is a community college that prepares students for enrollment to the University of California schools as well as the California State University schools and vocational schools. Recognized as one of the best community colleges in the state of California, DVC also leads California in the transfer to four-year institutions.
The Tri-Valley is a recreation lover’s dream come true. The Iron Horse trail provides miles of walking, biking, and running opportunities from Dublin to Concord. Hiking or biking along Las Trampas or along the miles of trails on Mt. Diablo provides a beautiful scenic view, and on a clear day, you can glimpse the Oakland Hills, Bay, and beyond. Go horseback riding, golf, taste the varietals of grapes in the area, take a scenic drive along the country backroads to Livermore, swim, play and frolic-opportunities abound. With such a close distance to Tahoe and Yosemite, summer fun or winter relaxation is right over the mountains.
Danville restaurants are famous for their sumptuous creations only found in Danville. Feast on epicurean delights from around the globe or stick to the standard family-owned restaurants where the owners often call you by name. Whether you are in the mood for Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, or a great hamburger and fries, Danville offers a wide variety of cuisine. There are also numerous higher-end dining experiences such as Bridges, Revel, Faz’s, Piatti’s, Forbes Mill, and Esin along with the four unique “Pear-themed” restaurants owned and operated by Chef Rodney Worth.
Art and Culture
The Village Theatre and Art Gallery is a vintage performing arts center that draws attention from all ages. Live performances of comedy, drama, and musicals as well as rotating art exhibits featuring contemporary Bay Area artists create an opportunity for residents to become engaged, entertained and educatED.