Danville Neighborhood - Central Camino Tassajara

What was once a poorly maintained two-lane road connecting Danville to "the country," is the current Camino Tassajara. It is in a large valley flanked by the Sycamore Valley Regional Open Space. Sycamore Creek parallels Camino Tassajara. Long stretches along the creek have been paved, creating an all season path that offers spectacular views of wildlife, birds, and seasonally blooming wildflowers. There was tremendous development in this area from the mid 1980's through the late 1990's. National and regional developers such as Davidon, Shapell, Ponderosa and Braddock & Logan recognized the natural beauty of the area. There was fierce competition for the land.

During this development period, and partly attributable to it, home values in Danville more than doubled.

There are a few townhome developments along Camino Tassajara offering homes that start in the mid $800's, but the predominant homes are 2000-4000 square feet with values from $1,300,000 to $2,000,000. Off of Old Blackhawk Rd is Northridge Estates, another of Danville's destination neighborhoods. In it are custom and semi-custom homes from 3500 to 7000 square feet. Northridge Estate homes routinely sell for more than $2,000,000.

Elementary School: Sycamore Valley Elementary
Elementary School: John Baldwin Elementary
Middle School: Charlotte Wood Middle School
High School: San Ramon Valley High School

Interesting facts:

  • The Bocce Leagues at Sycamore Park are some of the most popular programs offered by the Town's recreation department.
  • One can't drive through Camino Tassajara without noticing the cows on the hillsides. Ranchers lease the land and raise happy cows that munch on the spring grasses.
  • As late as the 1970's, Tassajara Creek was a waterfowl migration hot spot. Kids that grew up on the ranches would duck hunt on the drive to and from San Ramon Valley High School. Shotguns in the back of the home room class did not raise eyebrows.


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