7.2 out of 10

Lawrence Road

37.7938130953217 -121.900606249148
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"Nice Med Homes But a Little Bland"

The Lawrence Road neighborhood (so named because Lawrence Road forms the spine of this long neighborhood as it stretches south from Camino Tassajara at the far eastern edge of Danville) is one of the high end tract housing neighborhoods where all the homes look similar enough that a visitor would not be able to find a home without the numbers of the address.

I came here for a little “dinner party” sort of thingy. The insides of the homes are very luxurious in an upper middle class sort of way—a way that I have had difficulty seeing myself following since I am still basically a Berkeley Girl at heart.

It is definitely a lovely neighborhood though. The homes are in the Mediterranean style with red or tan tile roofs and adobe walls—often with a bit of decorative brick work. They date from the 90’s and I’m sure they fetch somewhere in the $500 thousand to 1 million dollar range. Homes here have more than 3000 ft. of space as a rule and big back yards, often with pools.

If you head far enough up Lawrence Road you can still see an occasional barn and get a little sense of Danville’s rural past, before White Flight made it what it is today.

Of course the schools are great and there is virtually no crime.

It is pretty much your modern vision of suburban life.
  • Nice Homes
  • Great Schools
  • Quiet
  • Expensive Homes
  • A Bit Out of the Way
  • Bland
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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