6.9 out of 10

La Gonda / West El Pintado

37.8296261316773 -122.005170796504
Great for
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Average for CA, Below Average for Danville"

La Gonda, which is just to the east of “Downtown” Danville, looks like a pretty average California neighborhood for the most part. If you are familiar with California you know that that means lots of Ranch style homes on flat leafy streets. And that is pretty much what you get here. Highway 680 forms the eastern border of the neighborhood, but the streets to the west of the freeway are pretty sleepy and peaceful.

You will also find a fair number of apartment complexes and condos here and spill over from the “Downtown” area as well—such as the Presbyterian Church on La Gonda Way. This is one of the least expensive neighborhoods in Danville, with homes well out of the million dollar range (though they are probably mostly still above half a million). Rents here stay pretty close to the same however with a typical condo here running you around $2000/month, or just shy of that amount.

Overall, this is an okay area, especially since you are so close the “Downtown” fun, but the housing choices are more than a little bit on the bland side. I don’t think I would want to buy here—though renting an apartment would probably be okay, if my work were nearby, etc.
Pros
  • Relatively Affordable
  • Good Schools
  • Close to "Downtown" Fun
Cons
  • A Little Bland
  • Poor Public Transportation
  • Bad Spot For Commuting to SF or SJ
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian

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