7.0 out of 10

Diablo Road

37.8231047362173 -121.984477226002
Great for
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"Not So Hidden But Nice"

The Diablo Road neighborhood is one of those communities where the streets stretch out onto mostly green hills and make you feel you are right at the edge of the town or city. (Though in this case, you are still fairly contained within the bounds of Danville on all sides.)

On the far eastern end of the neighborhood is Hidden Hills, a planned community where all of homes are built in basically the same style--in this case it is the Mediterranean style, with its adobe walls and red tiled roofs. There are bigger homes for families and smaller homes for “empty nesters” as the real estate person for Hidden Hills on YouTube put it. They are really beautiful, but I’ve never been a huge fan of conformity, which cheapens them for me a bit. Though not for realtors and buyers, apparently, given what these homes go for on the market. I guess people just like the security of it.

Definitely one of the benefits of Hidden Hills is that it is set up as a series of cul-de-sacs, offering customers not only great views, but quiet streets where kids could, in theory, play outside. (Though frankly, I’m not sure people let their kids play outside anymore.)

I personally actually prefer the other parts of the Diablo Road neighborhood, on the western end where the big, low lying homes have sidewalks and variety. These are homes dating from the 70’s I think, but they are really pretty nice. Single story, so they are good for young kids and older folks who may not be as mobile as they once were.

The schools here, as in the rest of Danville are strong and crime is virtually non-existent. On the other hand, the commute from here is pretty terrible, there is no public transportation, and the cost of living is pretty high.

Overall, I would still recommend it for families though.
  • Nice Big Homes
  • Quiet Cul-De-Sacs
  • Good For Families
  • Car Dependent
  • Terrible Commutes
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

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