Nestled deep in the heart of San Ramon Valley, the pretty city of Danville offers comfort, convenience, and many charming homes, with architectural emphasis on Craftsman, Kerala, and Mediterranean styles. At this time, Danville has more than 150 residential properties for sale, with home prices ranging from a modest 2/1 condo for under $400,000 to a sprawling, 6-bedroom, 8-bathroom mansion priced at 13.5 million.
Listed among California’s 25 wealthiest cities, Danville is home to nearly 7,000 local businesses. These include more than 150 restaurants, nearly 500 shopping venues, many dozen art galleries, several theaters, a full range of professional services, and numerous top ranked schools. In fact, many Danville schools rank a perfect 10 on the API scale. These include Creekside Elementary, Greenbrook Elementary, Charlotte Wood Middle School, Los Cerros Middle School and Monte Vista High School, to name just a few.
A local bus will whisk you conveniently around town. The BART train will get you to San Francisco in minutes. Danville also provides easy access to nearby cities like San Ramon. Visitors typically stay at the guest-friendly, pet-friendly Best Western Danville Sycamore Inn, located right in the heart of town.
The city of Danville is home to more than a dozen unique shopping centers. Try that new Indian restaurant over at Town & Country. Or chow down on fine steaks and artisan cocktails at the Livery Mercantile. Visit Iron Horse Plaza, Castle Square and the Rose Garden. Stroll Danville’s quaint Historic Downtown district. Explore museums. Experience fine dining. Pamper yourself at one of many upscale spas. Local residents also enjoy ongoing community activities which include farmers markets, local art exhibits and outdoor theater productions in the park.
With a resident population just over 42,000, Danville’s downtown shops tend not to be overcrowded. Fortunately for the shop owners, locals like to spend money. In fact, Danville ranks first in the nation for money spent on clothes. The average Danville resident spends more than $2,000 a year on apparel, according to a recent study run by Pinpoint Demographics. Expect a limitless variety of the very best unique, boutique fashions.
Away from the urban jungle, Danville arrives wearing the beautiful, hilly farmland scenery for which Contra Costa County is known. Liking hiking? Follow the Las Trampas Ridge Trail through and beyond Danville’s city limits, and explore the many hundred winding miles of the East Bay Regional Trail System. Let the view of Mount Diablo take your breath away.
Whether you’re buying a home, renting a home, visiting, or just passing through, check out Danville. It has the best of both worlds, being both an exciting place to explore and a peaceful retreat shrouded in tranquility.
SCHOOL DAYS (OFF!) IN THE SAN RAMON VALLEY
People come to Danville from all over the Bay Area because of our great public schools. Now that the wonderful new academic year is upon us, students can hardly wait for those precious few days off! Kids enjoy their down time. Parents (if they’re lucky) sleep in. The San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) oversees 21 elementary schools, eight middle schools, and four standard public high schools in Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo, San Ramon, and surrounding areas. All of these schools share the same yearly schedule.
On school holidays, residents of all ages participate in some of the district’s many family-friendly community activities. Think about how you’ll spend your school holidays this year. Plan your upcoming parties, picnics, play dates, shopping sprees and family vacations. To help you get started, here’s a complete list of school holidays for the 2013-2014 school year.
September 2nd (Labor Day)
November 11th (Veterans Day)
November 27-29 (Thanksgiving)
December 24th – 27th (Christmas)
December 30th – January 1st (New Year)
January 20th (Martin Luther King Day)
February 17th (Presidents Day)
April 14th – April 18th (Spring Break)
May 26th (Memorial Day)
June 12th (Last Day of School! – short day)
So, mark your calendars. Plan your activities. And no matter how you choose to spend your free time, don’t forget to have fun!