Danville is an upscale town with a population of more than 44,000 residents. It contains some of the most expensive houses, affluent demographics, and exclusive country clubs in the county.
Hartz Avenue is home to a lively shopping district of retail and dining establishments. Bridges Restaurant & Bar, made famous in the movie “Mrs. Doubtfire”, is located in the heart of downtown. Shopping and alfresco dining are popular, as is the twice-weekly farmers market. Locals bring their families to grab a burger at Pete’s Brass Rail and Car Wash. The old railroad station, which once connected the farmers of San Ramon Valley to San Francisco markets, is now the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. The Village Theatre serves as a movie house and performing arts center.
In the hills above Danville, Nobel Prize-winnIng playwright Eugene O’Neill wrote his famous works in Tao House, now preserved as the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site. Guided tours of the home, part of the National Park Service, are offered year-round. Popular with hikers and bikers, Iron Horse Trail runs past the center of Danville.