About Danville, CA

One of Danville’s most desirable attributes is its sense of community. The town hosts a wonderful array of events throughout the year from farmers’ markets to street fairs to holiday celebrations.

Danville’s highly rated schools, executive homes and unending recreational activities (including hiking, biking, swimming and more) add to the town’s unparalleled appeal.

Danville offers the perfect blend of upscale amenities and small-town atmosphere. Its quaint character and convenient location just 30 miles east of San Francisco make it the perfect place to live, work, and play.

Incorporated in 1982 and located in Contra Costa County, the town comprises 18 square miles with a population of about 43,000.

The community features natural creeks, hiking and biking trails and dedicated open space.

The cultural side of Danville stands strong. Historic arts and culture destinations include the Village Theatre and Art Gallery, the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, the Veterans Memorial Building, and the Tao House—home to America’s only Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill.

What We Like About Danville

  • The Danville Farmers’ Market is open year-round from 9 AM to 1 PM on Saturdays.
  • The Peasant and the Pear, Rodney Worth’s flagship restaurant, offers delightful fresh, local ingredients in a cozy setting.
  • Bridges Restaurant, made famous by the filming of the restaurant scene in the move “Mrs. Doubtfire,” offers great food in an upscale yet comfortable urban-casual setting.
  • From ball fields to the playground replica of an Old West town, Osage Station Park buzzes with activity all year. Set on its 35 acres are four tennis courts, four baseball diamonds and several soccer fields. The twenty picnic tables and five barbecue pits are located near the children’s play area and are available to rent. The park is named for the ranch that grew Osage oranges, and there are still three Osage orange trees at the park.
  • The Danville Fourth of July Parade attracts over 40,000 attendees each year including local residents and visitors from the Bay Area and beyond. Parade highlights include antique cars, bands, Scout groups, and community organizations.

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