Living in Danville California Map Tour
Living in Danville California Map Tour
Let's review everything you need to know about Living in Danville California. Click on the video above to walk you through on a map so you can see proximity to things like Downtown Danville, Airports and some of the nearby sites, as well as things like grocery stores, shopping and some of the places you may frequent regularly if you chose to live in Danville, California. I'll also show you how close we are to some of the amazing sights and sounds within the San Francisco Bay Area, so you can get a broad look at everything that the Bay Area has to offer so you can see how close you are Living in Danville California. Toward the end, I'm going to show you things like market data and at the very end, I'm going to show you the most expensive house that sold in the last 12 months in Danville, California!
Danville California is located in the Sycamore Valley and is located right between Las Trampas to the West and Mount Diablo Ridge to the East. Danville, California offers one of the most beautiful views in all of Northern California of Mount Diablo. It’s right in the backyard of those who live in Danville, California. Danville is one of the incorporated municipalities of California that uses the word “Town” in its name instead of “City”. The population in Danville is right around 44 000 at last count and since 2018, Danville has been named every single year the “Safest Town in all of California”. To get in and out of Danville California i-680 is crucial to get just about anywhere in The Bay Area or Northern California. Danville is located just over 30 miles to the East of San Francisco. However, as the crow flies it's a little bit different because there's this little body of water in the way so one of the things about Danville is that if you're trying to get to the City or anywhere in the Peninsula, it's really important to know what's going on with the bridge. The Bay Bridge is the prime point of entry into the city as long as it's not backed up; however, the traffic reports are pretty good at telling you which bridge you should be taking to get into the city. San Francisco is located about 30 miles west of Danville and depending upon how you get there it could take anywhere from 35 minutes to an hour and a half depending upon whether or not there's traffic and what's happening on one of three bridges. To the North we have the San Francisco Bay Bridge in the middle we've got the San Mateo Bridge and then down on the south side we've got the Dumbarton Bridge.
If you're looking to travel, there's three major airports that are located near Danville California. San Francisco international airport, San Jose International airport and Oakland airport which does run some international legs but not as many as SFO or SJC, so if you're looking to go to San Francisco international airport, it’s going to take you anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour and a half depending upon where you're located in Danville, as well as the time of day and you get to choose between the bridges that you'll use so just make sure to check your google maps before you leave. San Francisco airport is probably the biggest international airport, the second biggest International Airport you can travel into and out of, is San Jose International Airport in the south bay. San Jose is going to be about the same commute it's going to be about 40/45 minutes to an hour and a half again depending on whether you're going during rush hour, but you do not have to deal with bridges so sometimes, San Jose is easier since you can count on the traffic a little bit more because you don't have bridges to deal with. Now the final and probably easiest airport to get into and out of, is Oakland International Airport is in the East Bay. You don't have to deal with any bridges and you don't have to deal with going that far south, so it's a much closer commute and will take anywhere from 25 minutes to about an hour 15 minutes, depending on traffic and what time of day that you leave.
Let’s talk about what people have come to love about Northern California and how far away activities are located. Overall, Danville California is located really close to some amazing natural beauty and outdoor adventure. In order to get away and see all of the nature and beauty that Northern California has to offer. Let’s start with Tahoe! Lake Tahoe is located North East of Danville and to get there, you're looking at a drive between 3-3.5 hours to get to Lake Tahoe. It’s a great weekend getaway to see snow! Even though it's beautiful in Danville and not snowing you get to see snow in Lake Tahoe, anytime from November to April. For more fun things to do in Northern California, check out Monterey and Carmel. They are located about two hours South of Danville California. Carmel is a very serene older European Style city that gives you everything that you're looking for when you need a little bit of detox and it's only two hours away there's plenty of fun for kids at the Monterey Aquarium. If you can't make the trek or maybe you don't want to go the two hours to get to Carmel, but you're really craving natural beauty and ocean, Half Moon Bay is only an hour away from Danville. Half Moon Bay is just due west and it's right on the Pacific Ocean. This place offers the most beautiful Vistas in the Bay Area by far. Half Moon Bay is a great opportunity to get away do a little detox and be back in time to put the kids to bed. Another sought after location in the Bay Area is in the North Bay. Sausalito is usually about an hour drive on any given day from Danville California. Sausalito in the North Bay offers you everything from the Marin Headlands, where you've got beautiful views, Point Reyes and little towns like Mill Valley and Sausalito. If you just want to get lost in the Bay and the beauty and see a little bit of history, The North Bay is just an hour away and it’s super easy to get to. Probably most famously, Napa and Sonoma just West and a little North and is about a one hour drive (without traffic) to get to Napa/Sonoma area. If you like wine, it's an absolute must! If you prefer beer, Russian River is located just west of Napa and it's about an hour drive too. There's so much to do within an hour of Danville!!! So if you can't make it to Russian River you can't make it to Napa, there are more vineyards the Livermore Valley. There are about 100 vineyards there and it's about a 30 minute drive from Danville. It’s crazy, the amount of things that you can do that are very close to Danville but not right in your backyard. Now if you're willing to go a little bit further away and maybe you want to spend the weekend or a few days, there are some great stop offs. San Luis Obispo is an ocean city that gives you just beautiful views not quite as sunny as some of the views up in Carmel, but really just beautiful! Pismo Beach is really fun if you've got kids and you like to like to take ATVs in the sand dunes. Another adorable city, somewhat like Carmel, is Solvang, which is about four hours from Danville. Solvang will offer you more of that Carmel feel, with interesting architecture as it was settled by the Danish in 1912. Santa Barbara, with it’s beautiful beaches and majestic sunsets, is also about 45 minutes away from Solvang and about 5 hours from Danville. This is a similar drive time to Los Angeles.
There is one more place I want to show you. There is another alternative to Napa that's really close by. Within about 3 hours, you can get to Paso Robles. Paso Robles has a ton of vineyards and is alot of fun. You can even go to a vineyard and play frisbee golf. This is all roughly 3 hours drive away from Danville.
As mentioned above, Danville is a small town made up of about 44 000 people and just to give you some perspective Real Estate as of recording Q1 2022. Danville median sale price for a home was 2.29M and that is ALL home types: condominiums, Town homes and Single-Family homes. When I break it down and just take a look at Single Family Homes, the median sale price is $2.4 million.
Danville has 6 main parks:
- Osage Station Park - offers many sports fields. It's got soccer fields, baseball fields, a Memorial Rose Garden, a playground and a walking path. It's really a beautiful park and is located close to I-680.
- Sycamore Valley Park - located right off of Camino Tassajara. The nice thing about Sycamore Valley Park, is that it's got some great hiking up into the mountains that enter in the park. These are awesome trails that take you into the mountains and far away from civilization. It's just you and the cows (and your dog if you bring him/her). It's a great hiking opportunity and it's super close to most of the homes in East Danville.
- Oak Hill Park - right behind the Monte Vista High School. This park is one of two parks with a reflection pond.
- Diablo Vista Park or Snake Park as it’s nicknamed - also has access to great hiking trails and has a baseball field, soccer fields, playgrounds as well as basketball hoops and picnic tables that usually empty.
- Danville South Park which - super close to the highway.
- Hap McGee Ranch Park – is the northern most park. It is a large park it's got a great backdrop perfect for photo taking. It's also got a really cool dog park!
While we're talking about parks and natural beauty, I want to mention Rock City. This area is probably a 20-minute drive from Danville and the nice thing about Rock City, is that it's got a ton of picnicking and hiking and beautiful views. There are lots of things to do and see in Rock City Mount Diablo. The other really cool hiking area is near Las Trampas Ridge. This is roughly a 20-to-30-minute drive from wherever you live in Danville. It's a great opportunity to unplug and get in touch with nature!!
At the beginning of this post, I mentioned that Danville is being called a town. The town of Danville also has “unincorporated” Danville to the East. These residents use Danville in their address. This just means that these residents are not a part of the town in terms of services. When it comes to things like permitting, fire department or police beats, these residents are serviced by the County. Unincorporated Danville is serviced by Contra Costa County versus Town of Danville. Unincorporated Danville includes places like the Great Mustang Soccer fields. There are a few schools over here like Creekside Elementary school, Tassajara Hills Elementary School and Diablo Vista Middle School. What unincorporated Danville is probably best known for is its prestigious Blackhawk Country Club as well as the Blackhawk neighborhood and HOA. Blackhawk is a gated country club neighborhood. Homes in Blackhawk include Single-Family Homes, Townhomes, Duet homes as well as Condominiums. The average sale price for Q1 2022 in Blackhawk was $2.7 million. Most of the homes that were built in other neighborhoods of unincorporated Danville, outside of Blackhawk, were built in the 1990s. Inside the gates of Blackhawk, most of the homes were built in the 1980s. Unincorporated Danville and Blackhawk have their very own shopping center located at Camino Tassajara and Crow Canyon, and it's called Blackhawk Plaza. There is a Movie Theater, grocery store and tons of restaurants. You can get just about anything you need without having to go all the way to downtown Danville. From unincorporated Danville, Downtown Danville is going to be located about 15-20 minutes. Downton Danville is 5-10 minutes from just about anywhere else in Danville.
One of my favorite things about Danville is that Danville is located on the Iron Horse Trail. The Iron Horse Trail is a 30 mile trail that goes all the way from Concord down to Pleasanton, and it goes right through downtown Danville, so if you live anywhere near Iron horse trail you can walk to downtown Danville very quickly.
When I look at the census data for downtown Danville you can see the population from April 2020 census, was 43,582. Roughly half are males and half are females ROUGHLY. When I look at housing, it's interesting because almost 85% of the homes in Danville California are owner occupied (2020). The number of households in Danville at 2020 was roughly 16,500, which is about two and a half people per household.
As promised let's discuss market stats for Danville California. For Danville Single-Family Homes, as writing of this article in 2022, there are 34 homes on the market for sale. That is up 50 % from last month which is great! We didn't have a whole lot of inventory last month, but it's down unfortunately, almost 25 from the same time last year. Another important piece of data is the months of inventory. Months of inventory in Danville California in March was just under a half a month. Months of inventory is defined by the amount of time that it would take to sell every single house that's on the market right now, if no new homes came on the market. To give you an idea, a healthy market is going to be roughly four to six months of inventory. A seller's market is defined by anything less than 6 months of inventory so you can see that we've got about two weeks of inventory in Danville California!! This is just for Single Family Homes. When I add in Condos and Townhomes, there are 38 instead of 37 homes on the market. This is still up from last month, but significantly down from last year, it's down 33. Months of inventory goes down to even less and now it's 0.43 months of inventory. Price at of the end of March 2022, Median price is $2.28M for all homes in Danville, including condos and townhomes. For Single Family Homes only it is 2.385M. The price per square foot is going up every month.
The most expensive house that has sold in Danville in the last 12 months is located in Blackhawk which is in unincorporated Danville. This house sold for $7.6 million. Check out the video above to see inside. The home is 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms. It's 13,000 square feet of land and 13,750 square feet of interior space this is truly beautiful! With double kitchen islands, coffered ceilings, tennis court, swimming pool with slides, outdoor kitchen, golf and beautiful views of Mount Diablo and sold for around $7.5M.
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