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A+ Danville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Danville Cost of Living Cost of living is 54% higher than California
213113% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Danville cost of living
A+ Danville Crime Total crime is 72% lower than California
Total crime
81870% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 12370% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-28%Year over year crime is down
Danville crime
A+ Danville Employment Household income is 130% higher than California
Median household income
$146,603165% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$69,758134% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%32% lower than the US average
Danville employment
D Danville Housing Home value is 125% higher than California
Median home value
$919,500398% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$2,359149% higher than the US average
Home ownership
85%33% higher than the US average
Danville real estate or Danville rentals
A+ Danville Schools HS graduation rate is 22% higher than California
High school grad. rates
97%17% higher than the US average
School test scores
73%49% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:133% higher than the US average
Danville K-12 schools or Danville colleges

Living in Danville, CA

Danville, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 43,758 people. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (82% White). Given that fact, Danville could be considered less diverse than other cities. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Danville might be a good fit as 86% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 50% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Danville could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. Finding the best places to live in Danville and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, weather, education and other important metrics.

Danville has a livability score of 83 out of 100 and is ranked #24 in California and #733 in the USA. Compared to the United States average, Danville ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Another exciting tidbit, is that Danville ranks better than 90% of all US cities! For each of the livability categories, we know that Danville ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), weather (B+), education (A+) and employment (A+). There are some categories that Danville scores poorly for, including: cost of living (F) and housing (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Danville, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Danville: Blackhawk Museum, Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site - Tao House, and Blackhawk Plaza.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Danville gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 35 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Danville have a test score average of 73%, which is well above the US average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Danville. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Danville are affordable. The median home price for Danville homes is $919,500, which is 124.7% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Danville, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.3, which is 1.6% lower than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Danville will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Danville, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 5.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.6%.

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Compare Danville, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Danville, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Forestland, Oakland8012.71,954
Shepherd Canyon, Oakland8012.41,863
Woodminster, Oakland7811.91,530
Oakmore, Oakland77134,022
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mills College, Oakland7611.6907
Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland7511.7681
Lincoln Highlands, Oakland7412.62,445
Piedmont Pines, Oakland7412.42,892

Best Cities Near Danville, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Port Costa, CA8919.9228
Los Altos, CA8631.430,238
Lafayette, CA859.825,381
Mill Valley, CA8531.914,318
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hillsborough, CA8427.611,312
Cupertino, CA8434.360,297
Contra Costa Centre, CA849.16,190
Los Altos Hills, CA8432.18,376

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My Childhood in Danville CA

I lived in Danville California for the better part of my childhood, and I still travel there to visit my parents and grandparents during holidays. The city is a very calm place, and in my opinion a great place to raise kids. The crime is low, the people are riendly, and there are tons of outdoor activities to enjoy. When I was younger I spent my summer vacations hiking the Iron Horse Regional Trail. If I was lucky my friends and I would rent horses and go deeper into the forests. Sometimes we would go hunting. As much fun as we had I can imagine big-city folks hating it here. Danville is nothing like Los Angeles or New York. There aren't many restaurants here, but the few that can be found offer some of the best food I have ever had. Most of them are family owned and are always polite and hardworking. Danville believes in food that can stick to your ribs and lots of it. you will never leave hungry, that is for sure.

Danville is a city that has remained touched by many of the big consumer stores and it really makes the town feel more connected. You know all the people running everything. There are small attractions bowling alleys, forest trails, a few bars, and some small shops, but there aren't that many chains here. There is a little bit of travel involved if you want to go to an actual mall or night club. There is the Village Theatre and Art Gallery which has numerous event year round and some quality performances from people of all age groups. I know that I am always excited to see what new productions they have whenever I am in Danville visiting.
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Source: The Danville, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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