Welcome to Danville
A charming and vibrant small town in the San Ramon Valley
With a population of just over 44,000 residents, Danville is a small town in the East Bay region of San Francisco in Contra Costa County. Known as the “Heart of the San Ramon Valley,” Danville’s alluring mountain region is bursting with natural wonders, all within 18 square miles. With the recent boom of the tech industry expanding its service outside of Silicon Valley, Danville has become an appealing neighborhood to move to, which has brought even more restaurants and businesses to the area.
Danville is ranked as California’s 25th wealthiest place to live and homes in this neighborhood range from charming, historic cottages to contemporary and custom single-family residences on large properties. An ideal location for those seeking a slower-paced lifestyle, Danville affords all the necessary modern luxuries in a quaint, small town with historic charm.
What to Love
- Historic downtown center offering unique dining and shopping opportunities.
- Centrally located with short commutes to San Francisco.
- Small, welcoming community and award-winning schools.
Residents of Danville enjoy a laid-back, casual lifestyle among the hills of the Bay Area. The neighbors are welcoming and friendly, and residents spend their time exploring the outdoors or meandering the historic streets of the downtown center. Many families call Danville home because of their award-winning school districts and beautiful green spaces — and the weather is nearly perfect year-round. Enjoy a high-quality life in the Danville community and experience the laid-back luxury of the San Ramon Valley.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
brings warmth to the Danville community. Specializing in all-natural baked goods, Tal’s is the go-to destination to satisfy your sweet tooth and connect with the neighbors. Visit them for an Oakland-roasted cup of coffee, a birthday party, or even a baking class!
Danville’s delicious Mexican restaurant, Cocina Hermanas
, offers tantalizing flavors and mouth-watering creations inspired by traditional Mexican meals. With inviting indoor/outdoor dining spaces and meals made of local, fresh ingredients, you can’t go wrong at Cocina Hermanas. Open for brunch, dinner, and drinks, expand your palate, and indulge in Danville’s best Mexican restaurant.
For a special day out, visit Wente Vineyards
, a Livermore Valley winery located just 20 minutes outside of town. Offering a luxurious tasting room, this family-owned and certified sustainable winery is the country’s longest, continuously family-operated winery, and has been open since 1883. Play a round of championship golf on their elite course and end the evening with the sultry flavors of fine wines and upscale dining.
Things to Do
Sycamore Valley Park
is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with the whole family. Enjoy the gorgeous Danville weather and bring the kids to the playground, play soccer, or just relax on the lawn by the reflecting pond and waterfall. Catch a local baseball game, bring a picnic lunch, and enjoy one of the most beautiful areas of Danville.
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley
collects, stores, and protects artifacts from the San Ramon Valley and is dedicated to celebrating the Valley’s rich history and culture through its exhibits. The museum hosts rotating displays and exhibits throughout the year and provide guided tours through the Alamo Cemetery and Old Town Danville. Permanent exhibits include historical information on the San Ramon Valley Indigenous Peoples and artifacts from the Rancho and Gold Rush periods.
Grab your bowling shoes! Danville Bowl
, leagues, and themed bowling throughout the week. This family-friendly bowling alley features 24 championship lanes, leagues for all ages and skill levels, pool tables and arcade games, and a summer concert series and classic car show.
Danville is home to a few excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: