Blackhawk is an unincorporated community that is east of Danville and San Ramon. It was established in 1917 and has a population of almost 10,000 individuals. It is neighbored by Diablo, Danville, Alamo, and San Ramon. Blackhawk is also close to Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Dublin, And Livermore.
The area began being formed in 1975 when the land was sold to Ken Behring. After some contention, the final configuration was 2400 homes with another 2000 acres donated to Mt. Diablo Sate Park. The region was divided into six communities: Hidden Oaks, Oakridge, Saddleback, Silveroak, Silver Maple, and the Blackhawk Country Club. The club is the largest of the communities. It is considered a highly exclusive community with several notable residents.
Blackhawk is serviced by a wonderful school district through the San Ramon Unified School District. The District built its first high school with San Ramon Valley High School. Now, the District has a total of four high schools with San Ramon, Monte Vista, Dougherty, and Del Amigo. In addition, the District has numerous elite elementary and middle schools. Almost all of the students go on to college or vocational education.
Close to Blackhawk is the Iron Horse Regional Trail. It used to be a railroad that now serves as an area used for bikes and pedestrians. It runs from Dublin to Concord while running through Danville.
Blackhawk has been having an annual food and wine festival at its auto museum for the past 25 years. The event is run by the Danville/Sycamore Rotary each spring. Funds from the event benefit local and international organizations. Numerous restaurants from Danville, Alamo, and San Ramon, along with Livermore wineries serve the event.
Blackhawk is a phenomenal community that serves as a key part of the region.