7.1 out of 10

Green Valley Road

37.8401217587129 -121.973130106325
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

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 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 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Pretty Typical Danville Neighborhood"

Green Valley Road is the Danville neighborhood that straddles Green Valley Road. (Duh!)

Okay, now that I have established my expert credentials showing that I am a mistress of the obvious, let me tell a few other things about this neighborhood that anyone with access to Google Maps can tell: it is just to the west of Diablo Country Club and has both Monte Vista High School and Los Cerros Middle School on its western end.

Monte Vista, in case you are curious (and I know you are--why else would you be here), is one of those high achieving schools that are par for the course in affluent locations like Danville. According to the Great Schools website, they have an API of 10 (out of 10), and their test scores are consistently in the 90th percentile overall. Basically, if your kid is capable of learning, he or she will learn in this environment and head off to a great college, etc.

But what are the houses like here you ask?

Well thank you for asking; you just provided me with the perfect transition for talking about the amazing houses in the Green Valley Road neighborhood. Okay, so I would say that about half the homes in this neighborhood date back to the 50’s; so you know what that means: Ranch homes galore. These are okay looking, pretty much like most Ranch homes. (Don’t expect them to be cheaper because of this, you will still pay north of $500,000 for just about any home in this neighborhood. Even the dog houses never fall below $300K around here.)

The other half of the homes (and the ones that are more likely to sell for close to $1 million) date from the 70’s and 80’s mostly. There are some newer homes here and there--like this one house in sort of a Spanish style with a round towerlike part--but these may just be renovations.

This is a fairly hilly area and some of the homes do have a pretty good view of the valley. I’ve never been here in the summer, but I suspect that it gets pretty hot here, even though they are hilly.

In a nutshell, here is how I would put it: good schools, no crime, no nightlife, definitely a car culture. That’s this neighborhood and most of Danville as well.
Pros
  • Great Schools
  • Nice Houses
  • Pleasant Neighborhood
Cons
  • Expensive
  • No Public Transportation
  • Kind of Boring
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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