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Danville

Pop.: 41,555
Elev.: 358 ft
Area: 18.1 sq. miles

The town of Danville is located in the San Ramon Valley between Mt Diablo to the East and the Las Trampas Hills to the West.

The population was 41,555 in 2009. Danville is one of the wealthiest suburbs of Oakland and San Francisco. It is home to some of the most expensive real estate and exclusive country clubs in the nation.

Danville has taken great steps to preserve its historical buildings and tree lined streets. Many are attracted to Danville because of the beautiful houses, outstanding schools, close proximity to San Francisco and the south bay. Residents have easy access to BART, additional public transportation and abundant access to two major freeways that traverse the entire bay area.

Las Trampas Regional Wilderness

Las Trampas Regional Wilderness offers 5,342 acres of wilderness and an expanded trail system that allows hikers and horseback riders to enjoy its remote and rugged areas.

Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site

Las Trampas Regional Wilderness trails Reservations are also recommended for those arriving for a tour via horseback or on foot.

Iron Horse Regional Trail

This multi-use, whole-access trail between the cities of Concord and Dublin follows the Southern Pacific Railroad right-of-way established in 1891 and abandoned in 1977. The completed Iron Horse Regional Trail will span the distance from Livermore in Alameda County to Suisun Bay in Contra Costa County, a distance of 33 miles, connecting two counties and 12 cities. Representing interagency cooperation and a community-wide effort by individuals and groups, this trail creates an important recreational and commute component for the communities it serves. The 20-foot-wide trail connects residential and commercial areas, business parks, schools, public transportation (BART, County Connection), open space and parks, regional trails, and community facilities.

The trail corridor connects residential and commercial areas, business parks, schools, public transportation, regional trails and community facilities. Throughout its entire length, opportunities to view the valley ridgeline and landscape features like Mt. Diablo create a pleasant trail experience.

Museum of the San Ramon Valley

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley was founded as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 1985. The Museum is housed in the restored 1891 Southern Pacific Depot in Danville on Railroad Avenue at Prospect. Docents are on duty when the museum is open. School and other tours can be scheduled ahead by calling (925) 837-3750. The Depot is wheel chair accessible.

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is dedicated to preserving and celebrating our rich history and heritage. The collections and exhibits reflect our human experiences, institutions and cultures that were shaped by the valley’s landscape, environment and early settlers.

The Valley’s past is featured in a permanent exhibit that includes artifacts, an historical narrative frieze and pictures of historic buildings. The Museum collects, stores and protects artifacts from the San Ramon Valley. A Museum Store offers exciting gifts and remembrances for visitors.

In addition to a permanent exhibit on Valley history, the Museum sponsors revolving exhibits and several guided tours including the Alamo Cemetery and Old Town Danville.