Compact and self-contained, Danville feels like a small town despite having a population over 40,000. Danville is an upscale community with some of the most expensive houses, affluent demographics, and exclusive country clubs in the county located here.
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Hartz Avenue is the center of town, and is home to a lively shopping district of small retail and dining establishments. Bridges Restaurant, made famous by Mrs. Doubtfire, is in the heart of downtown. Sidewalk shopping, and al fresco dining that takes advantage of the warm weather are popular here, as is the twice-weekly farmers market. Locals bring their families to grab a burger at Pete's Brass Rail and Car Wash. The 4th of July Parade draws thousands. The old railroad station, which once connected the farmers of San Ramon valley to markets in San Francisco, is now a railroad museum. The Village Theatre serves as a performing arts theatre with an art gallery in the lobby.
In the hills above Danville, Eugene O'Neill wrote his famous plays in Tao House. Guided tours of the home, which is now part of the National Park Service, are offered year round. The popular hiking and biking trail, Iron Horse Trail runs past the center of Danville.
Perhaps the most prestigious addresses in Danville can be found at the Blackhawk County Club Community, at the foot of Mt. Diablo. The luxurious homes are surrounded by thousands of acres of permanent open lands. Multi-million dollar homes line the golf courses at Blackhawk, including Lakeside, which is a stop on the LPGA tour.
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