Welcome to Diablo
What Is Green Building?
Contra Costa County has implemented a program called “Green Building” in order achieve a “greener” approach to city projects and conserving resources. Since the drought, it is more crucial than ever to make sure we are being intelligent with our resources and living sustainably and efficiently.
Green building is a “Whole-Systems” approach for designing and constructing buildings that conserve energy, water, and material resources and are healthier, safer, and more comfortable.
In practical terms, green building includes:
Recreation & Family Activities in Diablo, CA
Living at the foot of stunning Mt Diablo opens up a world of recreational activities and the proximity to major metropolitan centers allows Diablo residents to have the best of all worlds. A round of golf, a hike through mountains or a trip to the Oakland Zoo are just some of the many things to do for everyone in the family.
At the center of this charming village is the 1916 post office that is the heart of village life in Diablo. More than just a place to pick up the mail, it is the spot to meet and greet neighbors and learn about local events. For the past 30 years the most popular celebration in Diablo is the annual Ice Cream Social. Residents enjoy this event as an opportunity to celebrate the congeniality and traditions of their community.
The Diablo Country Club is the other central spot for recreation in town. This private club was founded in 1914 and sits on the grounds of what was once a country estate during the railroad era of the late 1800s. The families of gold mining tycoons and railroad barons came here to get away from it all during the summer months. Now the architecture of the Gilded Age is incorporated into the property. The 18-hole golf course was designed by notable golf course architects, Jack Neville and William Watson. The Diablo Country Club also maintains a swim and fitness center, tennis courts and bocce courts. The Diablo Country Club is also home to the Diablo Sharks Swim Team. For over 40 years, the Diablo Sharks have been developing athletes in their program.
Activities in Diablo
In Diablo’s “backyard,” Mount Diablo State Park offers miles of hiking trails, bicycling and camping. The state park is well known for the best hikes with a view in the Bay Area. It has an extensive trail system that takes hikers to the summit, the Mt Diablo observatory, and the rock formations called Rock City. This is a very popular park for hiking and camping. On a clear day, it is an easy drive to the top with a picnic lunch to enjoy views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east, Mount Lassen to the north and the Golden Gate Bridge and the Farallon Islands to the west.
For shopping, residents utilize the nearby towns of Danville, Walnut Creek and San Ramon. All three of these communities provide a wealth of restaurants, shopping districts, and activities.
Learn more about Diablo’s various attractions, recreational events and more by browsing the resources of this website. Should you have any questions, Realtor® Julie Whitmer
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Luxury Homes in Diablo, CA and Costra County Real Estate
This graceful town in miniature puts forward nothing but the best of the best for its residents. The amazing homes in Diablo incorporate charming antique designs with the latest in upgrades, creating stunning curb appeal. There are newly designed masterpieces nestled into the hills that pair together feats of architecture with the natural landscape. Many of the original cottages still lend an air of nostalgia to Diablo. The residences range in scale up to luxury estates surrounded by regal trees on park-like lots. There are less than 400 homes that make up the zip code of Diablo.
With its amazing history, Diablo offers a chance to step back in time. The residents treasure the tranquility, the beautiful grounds, the mountain views and the supreme privacy. It is not difficult for neighbors to get to know each other in Diablo where the center of the community is the c. 1916 post office that is merely steps from the front doors of the private Diablo Country Club.
Luxury Real Estate In Diablo
Much of the real estate that is available in Diablo is single-family homes. It is not unusual to find private swimming pools, bocce courts, and tennis courts among the lush landscaping at these properties. In addition, there are still opportunities to build custom dream homes in this area, with lots available in the stunning hills of Diablo Lakes Lane. The legacy of the original resort atmosphere lives on today.
One of the many benefits to living in the Diablo Country Club neighborhood is its “commutability” for both driving and public transportation. The time it takes to reach the office is significantly lessened due to the proximity of Diablo to the 680 corridor. The homes in Diablo adjoin the Diablo Country Club and many of residences have views of the lushly maintained fairways of the golf course. It is easy to understand why William Randolph Hearst once described Diablo as “California’s beauty spot.” Home prices in Diablo range from $1.2 to $5 million.
These are just some of the many wonderful luxury real estate opportunities in Diablo. Learn more and schedule a tour of this community by connecting with Realtor® Julie Whitmer
Restaurants in Diablo, CA
While options for dining in Diablo revolve around the Diablo Country Club, world-class cuisine can be found in the neighboring towns of Danville, Alamo and San Ramon. Only a short drive from Diablo, there is a wealth of dining opportunities in Danville. Here there are nearly 100 restaurants to choose from. Many of the fine dining restaurants here are well-known for their use of local ingredients and seasonal menus. Whether it be a cappuccino at a local coffeehouse; a microbrew at a brewpub or a wine flight at one of the local wineries, there is something for every taste just minutes away.
Restaurants Near Diablo
There is a great variety of dining in Danville, which is only minutes away from Diablo. The Esin Restaurant and Bar is a local favorite for its menu that features Mediterranean cuisine and its attentive waitstaff. The Peasant and the Pear is consistently awarded an A+ by food critics and is applauded for its sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere. Another much-loved restaurant in Danville is Bridges Restaurant and Bar. It is locally famous for the quality of the food and creative menu but has even wider fame for a scene that was filmed here in the 1992 film, “Mrs.Doubtfire.”
To the southeast of Diablo, San Ramon has a variety of dining options. Locally owned, regional restaurants outnumber the chains and provide some interesting and delicious options. For something a little different for a casual dinner or a sumptuous jazz brunch, Clementine’s is a Louisiana-themed restaurant with decor reminiscent of New Orleans’ French Quarter and a menu of authentic southern cooking and comfort food. Craving Asian food? There are Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean and Thai places including The Spice Kit; a restaurant featuring Asian street food opened by chefs with a background in America’s finest kitchens.
If it is a special evening out for dinner with a view, go to The View Restaurant at The Bridges Golf Club overlooking the beautiful rolling hills and valley of San Ramon. Gianni’s Italian Bistro is a showcase of Italian cuisine. This restaurant, under the direction of Italy Native Gianni Bartoletti is the winner of three Diablo magazine awards. To indulge a sweet tooth, Creme Si Bon offers the finest European pastries, sandwiches and locally grown, organic coffee.
To learn more about Diablo restaurants and real estate throughout the community, connect with Realtor® Julie Whitmer
Schools in Diablo, CA
Educational opportunities are often a deciding factor in choosing a place to live and Diablo will not disappoint with what it can offer everyone from the youngest child to the executive seeking an advanced degree. Being a small, suburban area, Diablo does not operate a school system of its own but is fortunately part of the highly regarded San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
Students from Diablo attend classes in the adjacent town of Danville. Elementary aged students attend grades kindergarten through five at Green Valley Elementary School. Green Valley not only has a solid academic reputation but it also offers before and after-school enrichment programs. Middle school-aged youth in grades six through eight are assigned to the recently remodeled Los Cerros Middle School. Students graduate from Monte Vista High School, which has the distinction of being in the top tier of schools in the nation, with a US News and World Report silver medal rating.
Schools in Diablo
Students from Diablo are fortunate to attend classes in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. This exceptional school system is acclaimed for its programming, its continued commitment to excellence and the astonishing number of graduates who continue onto higher education. The SRVUSD is recognized as being outstanding, attaining top rankings in the entire United States and appearing in lists like those from US News and World Report for its high test scores and the college readiness of its students. International Baccalaureate academic programs, strong physical education, health, foreign language, technology, and visual and performing arts are also provided, all supported by a community of involved parents and families.
Higher education is also easily accessible from Diablo. There are 69 colleges and universities within 50 miles of the village. Closest by are St Mary’s College of California and Diablo Valley College. St Mary’s College of California is a Catholic liberal arts university in nearby Moraga. They offer undergraduate and graduate programs with areas of academic interest from astronomy to global business. Diablo Valley College is a “feeder” college to the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, East Bay; and to St. Mary’s College.
To find a home in this school district, be sure to connect with Realtor® Julie Whitmer
to learn more. She looks forward to hearing from you soon.