Danville, California

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The neighborhood of Greenbrook was built up between 1960 and 1980, making it one of the older neighborhoods in Danville. It is also one of the more modest neighborhoods in Danville compared to the ultra-luxury spots like Magee Ranch (read more below). It provides a great location with close proximity to the highway for commuting to Walnut Creek or San Francisco. Residents enjoy easy access to the Iron Horse Trail where you can walk, run or ride your bike (or horse!) for 32 miles between Concord and Dublin with plans to extend it further. Not to mention, the trail allows residents to easily enjoy the 2-mile walk to downtown Danville. That means a trip to the Village Theatre or one of the city’s best restaurants is in easy reach. This helps boost the neighborhood’s walk score to 22/100 and the bike score to 53/100.
Most children who live here can walk to school, like the Greenbrook Elementary School and Charlotte Wood Middle School. The HOA fee that helps maintain the community’s swimming pool is relatively low. Here you’ll find 1-story and 2-story single-family homes ranging from 1,600-3,000 square feet. The beautiful yards are always flat and are typically less than a ¼ acre. Typically homes offer between 3-5 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms, with 2-3 car garages. Residents sometimes convert their garages to home offices or workout rooms. The average sale price for a home in 2021 was $1.75 million.



Shadow Creek is a master-planned community built in the 1990’s and is located off the main road of Camino Tassajara. It is located very close to Blackhawk Country Club and Mustang Soccer Fields, as well as the neighborhood schools of Tassajara Hills Elementary School and Diablo Vista Middle School. This means many kids have the option to walk to school. It isn’t, however, close to the nearest high school or freeway. Both are 8 or more miles away. Blackhawk Plaza with all your essentials is under 3 miles away.
Community amenities are abundant, including two swimming pools, two rentable cabanas with kitchens, two paved walking paths, playgrounds and a half acre of green space. Even with all these amenities, the HOA fees are relatively low. The neighborhood isn’t super walkable but is easier to navigate via bike.
Homes here range between 1- and 2-story single-family homes with 3-5 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms. They range from 2,500-3,500 feet. The garages are all 3-car garages and homes sit on up to a third acre of land. The average home price in 2021 was $1.8 million.

Magee Ranch


The Magee Ranch neighborhood is filled with custom and semi-custom homes built in the 1990s. It sits just outside the gates of Blackhawk Country Club and just over 6 miles from the freeway and more than 3 miles from essentials like grocery stores and restaurants.
What makes this neighborhood stand out? The views. Tucked in the hills of Tassajara Valley, homes here provide stunning views of the valley and Mt. Diablo. Sadly, the hills that give the homes the views also give this neighborhood a 0 walk score. There is a green belt within the neighborhood, but other than that, no amenities which helps to keep the HOA fees down.
This neighborhood is on the more luxurious end of the spectrum of neighborhoods you’ll find in Danville. Homes range from 2,700-6,000 square feet. Styles include traditional, craftsman and of course, many custom designs. Every home has a 3-car garage, 4-5 bedrooms, 3-4 bathrooms and sits on at least ¼ - ½ acre lot. Because it is on the fancier end, don’t be surprised if homes listed feature vaulted ceilings or in-ground swimming pools. The average sale price of a home in Magee Ranch in 2021 was $2.7 million.
For families, Green Valley and Tassajara Hills elementary schools are nearby, as well as Diablo Vista and Los Cerros middle schools and Monte Vista High School.