Blackhawk is an unincorporated master planned community and census-designated place located in Contra Costa County, California, east of Danville and Oakland. Governed by county rules/regulations and an HOA, Blackhawk also has an optional country club, two golf courses, sports complex, restaurants, and the adjacent Blackhawk Plaza. 24 hour secuirty plus additional law enforcement contracted through the Contra Costa county is provided by HOA dues. The area is covered by the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.
Blackhawk is divided into six individual gated communities scattered along Blackhawk Road, connected by a 3-mile long jogging trail.
Opened in 1979, Blackhawk Country Club is a highly exclusive 4,800 acre country club community at the base of Mt. Diablo where luxurious residential neighborhoods are surrounded by thousands of acres of permanent open lands. Eagle Ridge Dr. gives way to a separate gate which leads to extremely exclusive estates, including the 28,673-square-foot Behring estate.
Blackhawk Plaza is a shopping center located outside the Blackhawk Country Club. It includes retail stores, restaurants, a movie theater and two museums, including the Blackhawk Museum.