Danville/Alamo

Welcome to Danville/Alamo

Scenic communities with a classic small-town atmosphere.
 
Danville and Alamo are adjacent Contra Costa County communities nestled within the Tri-Valley region’s scenic San Ramon Valley. These family-oriented communities offer a classic small-town feel with sophisticated amenities. The Town of Danville has a pretty historic downtown area with lots of restaurants offering outdoor dining. The bucolic census-designated place of Alamo is located midway to Walnut Creek to Danville’s north. Both communities offer access to an abundance of outdoor recreation, including sprawling Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Park to the west and Mount Diablo State Park to the east. I-680 runs through both communities, connecting them with Walnut Creek in the north and San Jose in the south.
 
Danville and Alamo both feature large single-family homes and grand estates in a wide range of architectural styles.
 

What to Love

  • Classic small-town feel
  • Family-oriented atmosphere
  • Sophisticated shopping and dining
  • Blackhawk Country Club

People & Lifestyle

Danville and Alamo each provide a comfortable place to call home with lots of great local amenities. Danville’s restaurants provide for all tastes with many high-quality eateries. Alamo has a semi-rural feel within easy reach of all the shopping, dining, and recreation of adjacent communities.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The charming historic downtown area along Danville Boulevard is home to an upscale dining scene with several outstanding restaurants. The Peasant & The Pear is a premier dining destination where chef Rodney Worth brings contemporary flair to a range of classic dishes. Menu highlights include a delicious Italian lamb shank slow-braised in chianti and topped with lamb demi-glace and gremolata. Revel Kitchen & Bar is a refined farm-to-table tavern serving elegant entrees, small plates, cheese platters, and oysters on the half shell. Meals at Revel are paired with a fine selection of cocktails, wines, and beers. Bridges crafts a culinary bridge across the Pacific with its Asian-influenced takes on contemporary Californian cuisine. The restaurant will be recognized by many as the setting for one of the pivotal scenes in the Robin Williams movie Mrs. Doubtfire.
 
More restaurants and shopping centers can be found along San Ramon Valley Boulevard, heading south from Danville’s main downtown area. Danville Livery Shopping Center features dozens of specialty shops, fitness and beauty studios, services, cafes, and restaurants. Piatti is a standout, serving sublime Italian food and wine in an elegant country setting. On the opposite side of I-680, The Rose Garden Shopping Center features more restaurants and local businesses. Esin offers award-winning American farm-to-table dining with Mediterranean influences.
 

Things to Do

Hap Magee Ranch Park is a 17-acre greenspace with lots of recreational amenities. Popular attractions include a motion-activated water spray feature for kids, walking trails, picnic areas, and a dog park. The Iron Horse Trail runs through Alamo and Danville on its 32-mile route through the communities of Contra Costa County. This scenic multi-use trail begins in Concord and finishes at Shadows Cliffs Recreation Area, a 266-acre park surrounding an 80-acre lake.
 
In late November, the Lighting of the Old Oak Tree is a festive tradition centered on the illumination of a large old oak tree on Diablo Road in Downtown Danville. Festivities include choral performances and a visit from Santa. Danville Summerfest is another annual highlight taking place over a weekend in June. This lively street fair is one of many community events organized by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
Blackhawk Country Club is a prestigious institution nestled amid the Diablo foothills to the east of Danville. This premier country club features two picturesque 18-hole golf courses, 18 hard surface tennis courts, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a ten-lane competition swimming pool. Blackhawk Museum at Blackhawk Plaza in the heart of Downtown Danville features diverse exhibitions, including an impressive display of rare and unique automobiles.
 

Schools

Danville and Alamo are served by the San Ramon Valley Unified school district.
  • Montair Elementary, Public, K-5
  • Monte Vista High, Public, 9-12
  • Stone Valley Middle, Public, 6-8
  • San Ramon Valley High, Public, 9-12
  • The Athenian School, Private, 6-12

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