Danville is located in the San Ramon Valley at the base of Mt. Diablo. This is a close-knit community with a carefully developed historic downtown area that serves as the the hub of activities for residents. Packed with dining options to satisfy the most demanding foodie as well as the active family, Danville has the most outdoor eating in the area. Shops and businesses make Danville a full service town for its residents.
As a “town” Danville boasts a specific Parks and Lights Department, which proudly maintains the extensive sportsfields, leisure parks and recreational facilities. These are the pride of Danville residents who maximize their use year round. Our Little League team frequently goes to the Little League World Series, and our Mustang Soccer program is as competitive as they come; nationally recognized. Danville is crazy about its youth athletics, but it is also a top ranked, national award-winning school district. The town has taken great care to take advantage of the opportunities in the past ten years to update all of the K-12 school buildings. So, while San Ramon Valley High School is the oldest High School dating back to 1910, it has been recently rebuilt from the bottom up and is one of the few High Schools in Northern California still located in a downtown. Danville schools are some of the best schools in the state of California.
There is a focus on culture here too. Danville has a Theater for the performing arts which has professional plays, musical performances and informative presentations on topics of interest. The Library and Community Center play multi-purpose roles in the town. Two restored Santa Fe Railroad cars serve as a local museum and it is located in middle of town, while the renowned Blackhawk Auto Museum is located at the Blackhawk plaza. Art and wine festivals are held two times a year and the streets are blocked off and thousands attend the 2 day events. Hot August Nights is a local treasure drawing people from 50 miles around. It showcases classic cars and has a festival feel. It is the delight of the town. Of course there is a year round Farmer’s market every Saturday and a summer program jammed with outdoor movies, music in the park concerts and organized races such as the Devil Mountain Run and Primo’s race for Education. Danville still has a classic 4th of July parade with floats, marching bands and horses. Spectator’s set up their chairs lining main street the night before and start their day by attending a town pancake breakfast the morning of the parade!
Danville is culturally rich and diverse, offering something for everyone and almost everything needed for active families. The active outdoor lifestyle is hard to beat. Come see for yourself.