7.2 out of 10

Del Amigo

37.8251189673351 -122.011288311319
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Lack of Traffic
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"White Picket Fence Neighborhood"

Wrapped around Del Amigo High (a continuation school for older students) and San Ramon Valley High School, the Del Amigo neighborhood is one of those places where you will literally find the occasional white picket fence. This is one of those flat neighborhoods where you find these immaculate streets where you expect the 21st century version of Leave to Beaver. San Ramon Valley High is the standard bearer for the great Danville Schools, and most famous in my book for being the alma mater of Jim Bogios, the drummer of Counting Crows. Ahhh! The 90’s.

Like much of Danville, this is definitely million dollar home territory. Big homes dating to the 60’s mostly. You do get a few condos near Danville Blvd., but that is more the exception than the rule. For the most part these are long squat homes with big front yards and lots of tree cover. You can tell that you are in a super affluent neighborhood by how well everything here is maintained.

As I have mentioned before, commuting from Danville is not ideal. There is no BART station here, so in order to use public transportation you have to drive to it first. So this is a total car culture, if you want to live here.

One of the things that does make this area desirable is that you can walk to “Downtown Danville,” where you can find a number of restaurants and stores. This is another Danville neighborhood where I wouldn’t mind living one day, if I ever come into a ton of dough.
Pros
  • Beautiful Homes and Streets
  • Great Schools
  • Close to "Downtown"
Cons
  • Very Expensive
  • Poor Public Transportation
  • Bad Spot for SF and SJ Commuters
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian

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