We Serve the Greater Contra Costa Area
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Cities We Serve
The average age of the 15,500 residents is just over 47 years old, a little higher than the average of all Californians. They live in homes that sell for just over $1,762,000. Renters will pay an average of $5900. Most of the industry in this community are professional, scientific, or technical, pushing the median household income to $188,687.
People living here enjoy a variety of cultural and historic offerings. Since the community is found just north of the San Francisco Oakland-Hayward Metro area, taking advantage of all to see and do in this area is simple. Whether it is a day exploring the wonders of the grape in wine country, or an exciting visit to Fisherman’s Wharf, residents can find fun in a day trip over and over again.
A little closer to home, folks in Alamo can test their Houdini skills at one of several escape room sites. For a wilder experience, check out the Lindsay Wildlife Experience in nearby Walnut Creek. Here you can meet several animals up close including hawks, owls, porcupines, and a host of reptiles. Time your visit for feeding time and get to see the animals digging into dinner. For a different kind of wild, book a whitewater rafting trip down one of California’s scenic rivers. With several professional companies available, you are sure to get a wonderful ride, experience Mother Nature’s power, and maybe even swim with the fishes a little.
Residents also enjoy several parks in their community that include playgrounds, sports fields, picnic areas, and exercise areas. The Hap Magee Ranch Park is a historic site that offers a walking path, dog parks, and refurbished buildings for rent that lend a unique ambiance to whatever event you have.
The Alliance for the Visual Arts and the Alamo Danville Artists’ Society offers all kinds of creative opportunities for residents including art shows, education, and special seasonal events. For those who find creative genius on a plate, this town also hosts several terrific restaurants. Forli on Danville Boulevard has a private room to gather in, and offers catering and events. Diners enjoy house made pasta and complex sauces that conjure up a little of old-world Italy. If you are looking for a more casual night out, The Peasants Courtyard is just the place with an intimate setting and biscuits to die for.
So, for those looking for a California experience in a slightly more rustic environment, this city might be worth getting to know.
Native Americans have been living in the area for many hundreds of years, but the city itself was founded by a man named Salvio Pacheco in 1869. It was originally called Todos Santos but soon after took on its present name.
The city’s chief landmark is Todo Santos Plaza, which is a block-long square in the downtown area. It is known for its quality restaurants as well as for its farmers market. The city also holds free concerts there during the summer.
Additionally, the city hosts an annual jazz festival.
A number of highways serve the city. This includes Interstate 680 and two state highways: 4 and 242. A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) commuter train passes through the city, too, and there are buses available as well.
There are a little less than 45,000 households in the city, and a little more than a third of these have children under the age of 18. Nearly 30% of the the people living in the city are between 25 and 44, making this the largest demographic group in the city, with the median age being 40. Nearly 40% of city residents have a college degree.
The local school district includes elementary schools, middle schools and high schools, and there are both charter schools and religious-based schools in the city as well. Also, California State University, East Bay has a location in the city.
The median household income in the city is a little more than $70,000.
The top employer in the city is the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, and many large corporations have operations there, including Chevron, PG&E, Bank of America Technology Center and Wells Fargo Credit Center.
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The median sales price of a home in the city is just under $600,000, which is down about 2% from a year earlier. This works out to about $400 per square foot. The city is far more affordable than others cities nearby in California, such as Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill, where the median sales prices are about $875,000 and $780,000, respectively. Though it is more expensive than Pittsburg, where the median sales price is $450,000.
The average monthly rent in the city is $2,800, which is about the same as it was a year ago. Like with home sales, rents in the city are cheaper than in Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill, where the average monthly rents are about $3,600 and $3,100, respectively, and more expensive than Pittsburg, where the average rent is $2,500.
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The first Post Office opened in 1860. At first a wheat farming community, the local farmers planted orchards of fruit and nut trees when the Southern Pacific Railroad came to the region in 1891. The local farmers built warehouses and began to ship these crops far and wide by railroad. The old railroad line is now the Iron Horse Regional Trail. This was first a railroad to be converted to a corridor of hiking and biking trails. Running from Concord to Livermore, the Iron Horse Regional Trail also runs through town.
The town remained a farm community into the 1940s. However, the town began to develop into a residential suburb for the Bay Area after WWII when the first large subdivisions were built. The town’s population grew exponentially during the 1970s and 1980s. The population in 1950 was 4,630. Sixty years later, in 2010, the population had grown nearly ten times, to 42,039. Today, the population is estimated at 44,205. The modern economy has likewise shifted from farming to professional, technical and financial services.
Many of the early buildings still stand today. The Grange Hall, constructed in 1874, still stands, and the old Danville Hotel still stands downtown. Likewise, many of the old pioneer names grace the streets and schools, such as Harlan, Baldwin, Wood, Boone, Meese, and Bettencourt.
Today, the Saturday farmers’ market harkens back to the origins of the town. The farmer’s market is held next door to the Museum of the San Ramon Valley; the museum is housed in the old Southern Pacific Railroad Train Depot. The Village Theatre and Art Gallery also is based here; the Village Theatre hosts a children’s theater, as well as stage shows and discussions related to art.
Modern Danville California is a prosperous community, with a median household income of $152,798. The median home price as of June 2019 was $1,290,200. The median price per square foot is $513, which is higher than the average of $505 for the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro areas. A three-bedroom rental in May 2019 averaged $3,673 per month.
Most of what is now the city was originally a Mexican land grant, the Rancho Acalanes. The land was granted in 1834 to Candelario Valencia. The name Acalanes may have derived from the name of a local Saclan Miwok village, Ahala-n.
Before the region was colonized by Spain, the area was populated by the Saclan tribe of Miwok. The Ohlone Tribe also inhabited parts of Lafayette Creek. These Native Americans first experienced contact with Europeans in the late 18th century as Catholic missions were established across the region. However, contact with the Spanish quickly developed into conflict; there were years of armed conflict, culminating in a battle in 1797 between the Spanish and the Saclan. The eventual result was the total subjugation of the Saclan.
The first United States Post Office was established in 1857. However, before 1857 the town actually had no name; there is some undocumented evidence that the place was called Acalanus, Dog Town, Centerville, Brown’s Corner or maybe Brown’s Mill.
Today the city is renowned for its gently rolling hills, pastoral landscapes, good schools, and wealthy residents. This region east of the Berkeley Hills is known for its rural feel and suburban atmosphere; it has a more peaceful aura than most of the East Bay. The rolling, grassy hills and mixed oak woodlands host a wide community of wildlife. To the southwest is the lovely Lafayette Reservoir, as well as Briones Regional Park. These open spaces extend into the city. There is plenty of serenity here.
While the city has a Mediterranean climate like the rest the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the micro-climate can be strikingly different; during the summer months, temperatures can reach 100 °F or more, while the areas west of the Berkeley Hills and closer to the bay can be 20 degrees cooler. Summers here are warm and dry, with plenty of sunshine. Winters are wet and cool, with occasional freezes. Likewise, most of the rainfall is during the winter, although there is still plenty of sunshine.
The median household income here is $152,609, and as of June 2019, the median home value was an impressive $1,575,000. A two-bedroom rental here averaged $3,389 as of May 2019.
The area was originally very rural, mainly used for cattle ranching as well as summer cabins for people living in the big Bay Area cities. During the 1880s, Theodore Wagner established an estate named Orinda Park. The first post office opened in 1888.
The town’s popularity began to grow after 1937 as a year-round residence, with the completion of the Caldecott Tunnel. The tunnel provided easy access to the cities to the west, making it ideal for commuters. Today, the city also has a BART station on the Antioch–SFO/Millbrae line. However, despite its growth, the town wasn’t incorporated until July 1985.
The area has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. The landscape is dominated by Chaparral. Microclimates often dominate the area, with noticeable temperature differences over short distances. The Oakland hills usually block any fog; however, during the summer, fog can sometimes spill over the hills, providing cool relief to the area. During the winter, due to its higher elevation, The town can experience more precipitation than surrounding areas. Snow is a rarity, but not unheard of. Mornings can be chilly in the lower-lying areas, while the hills can be several degrees warmer.
In addition to a beautiful natural setting, the city also offers a variety of cultural events. Beginning in 2002, the city began hosting a Film Festival, hosted at the historic Orinda Theatre. Likewise, in 2009 the California Independent Film Festival announced they would make the historic theater their new home. Finally, the California Shakespeare Theater performs through the summer and mid-Fall at the Bruns Memorial Amphitheater.
Today, the population is less than 20,000, giving the town an intimate feel. The median household income is $186,075 and the median home price as of June 2019 was $1,627,000. A two-bedroom rental averaged $3,892 a month. Overall, the median price per square foot is $650, which is significantly higher than the average of $505 for the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metro region.
Real Estate: According to Zillow, the median home value is $761,800. The median monthly rental price is $2,998, which is considerably lower than the Metro $3,500.
Pleasant Hill Park is a spacious wooded area where outdoor activities and family picnics are enjoyed. Multiple playgrounds can keep children occupied, and there is a swimming pool, basketball courts, and a softball field.
The Recreation Center offers a wide range of activities as well as classes teaching dancing, yoga, and even wine tasting. It also has a senior and teen center.
The Soldiers Memorial Monument is a 45-foot tall concrete major landmark. An outstanding work of art is from 1927 and has the distinctive and unusual bas-relief figures of three white soldiers and one black soldier with one soldier placed on each side of the monument. The impressive monument honors all soldiers and war veterans and especially the 6,341 county residents who served in World War I and the 77 who lost their lives. It was later rededicated to include veterans from World War II and the Korean War. It is only a seven-minute walk from downtown.
The city is the home to the nonprofit and private John F. Kennedy University, which is affiliated with the National University System and also has a satellite campus in San Jose. The colleges are Law, Psychology, Business and Professional Studies, and Holistic Studies. There is also an Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership and a Continuing Education division.
The Century 21 Theater in downtown was opened on February 21, 1967, with 895 seats and a futuristic dome top that became an iconic landmark for the newly-incorporated city as it was visible from the freeway. With a 50-foot-high domed ceiling and an oversized and curved screen, the theater was built to showcase the wide-screen Cinerama that was developed in the 1950s and was later updated to the standard flat-screen. In 1973, Four additional single-screen auditoriums were added in 1973. It is still an enjoyable movie and concession experience with comfortable reclining seats and two different kinds of popcorn.
You are welcome to contact our property management company to guide you to the perfect home, condominium, or apartment in one of the best neighborhoods in Pleasant Hill, California, where you and your family will be sure to enjoy this beautiful city and its outstanding features.
Real Estate Facts
With a median home value of $1,067,200, San Ramon is one of the pricier cities in the San Francisco Bay Area for housing but is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to live in a safe upscale community. This current median home value as of June 2019 has increased by 3.5 percent from the previous year and is expected to rise another 1.1 percent over the next 12 months. Local homes have architectural styles that range from hip and modern to classic Spanish-style, and many of these homes are located on quiet streets that are adjacent to parks and other fun attractions. The average monthly rent price for a rental home in the city is $3,350.
Parents who want to send their children to the top-rated elementary schools can choose to buy homes that are located near Golden View Elementary, Neil A. Armstrong Elementary or Bollinger Canyon Elementary. California High School and Dougherty Valley High School have also received positive reviews for their above-average test scores among students and college preparation programs. Students who wish to earn a college degree or complete a certificate program can attend classes at Diablo Valley College or the University of San Francisco’s San Ramon campus.
The Central Contra Costa Transit Authority (also known as CCCTA or the County Connection) oversees public bus service and includes bus lines that take commuters to main points throughout the city. Interstates 680 and 580 are used by numerous commuters who own private vehicles each day to reach Hayward, Pleasanton and other nearby cities.
The historic park known as the Forest Home Farms includes the David Glass House, which was built in the 19th century and is a prime example of Victorian-style architecture. Notable city parks that are perfect for enjoying outdoor activities on warm sunny days include Memorial Park, Piccadilly Square Park and Walt Disney School Park. Avid golfers can head to the Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery.
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This small city has a total population of 69,122, and is an easy a hub to the rest of the East bay, due to its location. It stands at the junction of I-680 and SR-24, providing easy access to Sacramento, San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland. Its also accessible by two BART stations, and the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority provides bus service.
The city has an active downtown with lovely century-old buildings as well as upscale shops, entertainment venues and fine dining. In fact, this city earned a prestigious spot as one of the Top 10 Foodie Cities in the U.S. for its restaurants, as well as for its annual Art and Wine Festival. Live entertainment, art galleries, and the Gardens at Heather Farm are part of the sophisticated lifestyle in this East Bay city. The bottom line is Walnut Creek has a rich variety of amenities ranging from fine dining to organic farmers markets to beautiful parks and great schools.
The healthcare and biotech industries are at the forefront of the economy here; the largest industries are professional, scientific and technical services, health care and social services, and finally, finance and insurance services. However, the city also has a thriving and eclectic collection of family-owned small businesses, that also provide employment.
The city has an enviable livability score of 78, and the median household income as of 2017 was $86,845. The median home price in May of 2019 was $872,800, and the median for a 3 bedroom rental in May of 2019 was $3,493. This is comparably lower than the nearby cities of Alamo, Orinda, Moraga, Danville, and Lafayette.
Neighborhoods We Serve
- Buena Vista
- Crow Canyon
- Town and Country