7.0 out of 10

El Pintado

37.8421205128686 -122.008535780057
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Good Place for Raising McMansions"

El Pintado is Danville’s most northern neighborhood. It is tucked away into the rolling chaparral of the Contra Costa hills and still has pretty much a rural feel—not unlike some areas in affluent Alamo just to the north.

The roads in El Pintado are narrow and have no sidewalks, for the most part. They face fields with overgrown grass (unless someone’s cattle has recently chewed them up or there has been a grass fire—both not uncommon around here).

You will definitely find your share of McMansions tucked away up here as well. Million dollar homes are more the rule than the exception in El Pintado. And there is still a lot of room for development, so I would bet that we will soon be getting even more McMansions up here.

Overall, given the great schools, big houses and safety I certainly wouldn’t mind living here if I could afford it.
  • Nice McMansions
  • Bucolic Feel
  • Great Schools
  • Very Expensive
  • Not Well Situated for SJ or SF Commutes
  • No Sidewalks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers

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