Welcome to Danville
A quintessential suburban community with beautiful parks, trails, and a charming downtown.
Danville is a city with a rich and diverse history in the growing central East Bay of San Francisco. Danville is a quiet, rural community with a historic downtown and is home to many families, professionals, retirees, artists, and small business owners. The area's warm climate and proximity to the ocean make it an attractive place to live and explore. Danville is also known for its excellent schools, small-town feel, and beautiful parks and public spaces. The downtown area is a quiet, historic place to visit, shop, or dine.
What to Love
- Small-town feel close to San Francisco
- Central East Bay location
- Charming downtown with walkable shops and eateries
- Excellent schools and quiet neighborhoods
Danville is a small, quiet city in the San Ramon Valley, about 40 minutes from San Francisco. It’s known for its quaint Victorian-era downtown area, its restaurants, shops, and art galleries, and its quiet and friendly neighborhoods.
Many people who work in the San Francisco area choose to live in Danville because of the great schools, community, and quieter lifestyle. The city center is bustling with restaurants, bars, and shopping, and the city has been recognized as one of the best places to retire. The weather is pleasant year-round, with mild winters and cool summers. It’s also close to some of the best hiking, paragliding, and climbing locations in the country. It’s no wonder professionals and retirees continue to make Danville their home.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Danville is a small city with a big heart. Nestled in the San Ramon Valley, Danville, is close to some of the best shopping and dining in the East Bay. Piatti is an authentic Italian restaurant that serves house-made pasta made fresh daily in a warm and cozy dining space. The Peasant & The Pear is an award-winning restaurant in the historic downtown that serves a classic menu with sandwiches, soups, salads, and pastries.
Bridges Restaurant and Bar is an upscale lounge with a relaxed dining space and outdoor patio seating that serves California cuisine- this is also where they filmed some of Mrs. Doubtfire! Danville Harvest is a modern, chic eatery with sustainable farm-to-table dishes that showcase the seasonal flavors of the Bay area.
Whether you're looking for a unique gift or a delicious meal, Danville has something for everyone. The Downtown Danville Loop is home to several locally owned and operated businesses, including restaurants, a movie theater, a coffee shop, a bank, a couple of clothing boutiques, and more. The community also has four shopping centers, including Sycamore Square, with grocery stores, boutiques, and restaurants.
Things to Do
The Danville Farmers’ Market is a weekly, year-round gathering for locals to purchase fresh produce and other local cuisines. The annual Danville Summerfest is held downtown and has fun events like a car show, live music and dance, family activities, and local food and drinks.
Sycamore Valley Park is a beautiful space with a large play area, play fountain, pond and waterfall, jogging path, picnic areas, baseball fields, and bocce ball. The Museum of the San Ramon Valley preserves the history and heritage of Danville and showcases artifacts and educational exhibits that shaped San Ramon Valley.