8.2 out of 10

Greenbrook / Danville South

37.7942452143407 -121.972445742163
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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 5/5
2yrs+

"A Totally Brady Neighborhood"

Greenbrook is the neighborhood just to the north and west of Crow Canyon Country Club. It has Crow Canyon Blvd. not far from the southern border of the neighborhood and Highway 680 as its western border.

With the exception of the condos on the far western end of this neighborhood (that go for around $300,000) most of the homes here sell for more than $500,000 (averaging $700ish if I had to guess). Just about all the homes here date from the mid 60’s through the 1970’s. So what you get is a lot of larger sized Ranch homes on big lots--usually a ratio of 2000 ft or so to 9000 to 10000 ft. lots.

That, of course means plenty of space for pools and nice big back yards. As you get farther up into the hills on the east, not only do you start to get some views but the houses just seem a lot more nicely kept--more Contemporary style homes as well, I think. (Not sure if that is what they are called.)

Of course, here like in other parts of Danville the schools are great, there is virtually no crime and everything is clean and fairly quiet. You are close enough to the shopping center area on Crow Canyon that you could walk there--but nobody walks anywhere around here. And there is not too much in terms of nightlife to do--but that’s what you would expect--you are in the ‘burbs, after all.

There are a few nearby restaurants and all of your basic needs are taken care of to the point where you rarely have to leave town to go find something you need (other than variety). So, overall, this is pretty nice suburban neighborhood--maybe a touch on the boring side, like most others.

But if you are in a family way and hubby doesn’t mind the soul crushing commute to SF of San Jose then this might just work out. (Even better would be if hubby works in Walnut Creek or Pleasanton--two often overlooked centers of commerce in the Bay Area that are way closer than Silicon Valley or the City.)

Overall, a pretty nice spot--the kind of neighborhood where you expect to see Greg or Marsha Brady to come walking up at any minute.
Pros
  • Quiet and Safe
  • Close to Some Restaurants
  • Close to freeway but quiet
  • Great schools
  • Older homes with charm and good-sized lots
Cons
  • Terrible for San Jose or SF Commute
  • Poor Public Transportation
  • Homes can be dated and old
  • Low ceilings and floor plans not as open as new homes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Some of the best schools"

Greenbrook is a wonderful older area in the heart of beautiful Danville. Walk to parks and schools. Most of the homes are on oversized lots. What most people love about this ares is it's quiet and very kid friendly yet very close to freeway and easy to commute to 680 and 580. Homes range in size from 1500 square feet to over 3000 square feet.

Greenbrook is one of Danville's most popular neighborhoods.
Pros
  • Great schools
  • Close to freeway but quiet
  • Older homes with charm and good-sized lots
Cons
  • Homes can be dated and old
  • Low ceilings and floor plans not as open as new homes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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