The heart of the San Ramon Valley

Welcome to Danville

Located in Contra Costa County, the town of Danville is known as the “Heart of the San Ramon Valley”. With a rich history, close access to nature, and bustling environment, it’s easy to understand why. Danville is situated approximately 23 miles from San Francisco and has a population of over 44,000 residents. 

The history of Danville extends back 130 years. It was settled by Americans during the California Gold Rush—two brothers, Andrew and Daniel Inman, bought 400 acres with their mining earnings in 1854. Soon after, the community had a blacksmith, a hotel, a wheelwright, and a general store. Since its humble beginnings, Danville has grown into a thriving community. 

A drive through its tree-shaded streets reveals several styles here. The predominant housing types are single detached homes and townhouses. The majority of residents own their homes, and the median house listing is $1.5 million. 

What to Love

  • Small-town, friendly environment 

  • Easy access to nature 

  • Close to San Francisco 

People & Lifestyle

Surrounded by nature, it’s hard to imagine a town in a more picturesque setting. People who choose to move here are attracted to its small-town charm. Living here allows you to take advantage of a more quiet, laid-back lifestyle with all of the conveniences of a big city only an hour’s drive away. 

In 2018, Danville was voted California’s safest city in a SafeWise report. The low crime rate, excellent schools, and parks make it a great option for raising a family. Families, working professionals, and retirees make up the majority of the population.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Downtown Danville is the place to be when it comes to dining, shopping, and entertainment. The heart of the city, this bustling district is home to award-winning restaurants, entertainment options, local boutiques, and bars with live music. 

For an elevated culinary experience, dine at Bridges. This restaurant serves Asian-influenced California fare in a cozy setting. When it comes to traditional Italian food, Piatti’s is the place to go. This casual eatery offers a variety of classic Italian dishes, including everything from pasta to pizza. Esin Restaurant & Bar serves farm-to-table Mediterranean-style food in a polished, airy bistro. Esin has been a part of the community since first opening its doors in 1998 and is beloved by both locals and visitors alike. Revel Kitchen & Bar is an upbeat tavern that serves classic farm-to-table American fare. You can also enjoy craft beers on tap and craft cocktails. 

Things to Do

Danville is nothing short of a thriving and lively community, offering residents plenty to do. If you like classic cars, then you’re sure to love the Hot Summer Sundays Car Show. For the past 25 years, this celebrated event has brought together classic car lovers from all across the state. Each October, the town hosts the Danville Fall Crafts Festival. Since 1992, this event has brought the community together for arts and crafts, family-friendly entertainment, and food. 

Danville Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Stop by for fresh produce and locally made goods. If you want to connect with nature, spend the day at Las Trampas Regional Wilderness. Spanning over 5,000 acres, Las Trampas is perfect for jogging, hiking, and horseback riding. Escape from the hustle and bustle of life to soak up the sunshine. 


Schools here are part of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, which has achieved excellent academic rankings. Top educational institutions include: 

  • John Baldwin Elementary School, K-5

  • Charlotte Wood Middle School, 6-8

  • Monte Vista High School, 9-12

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