Blackhawk, CA Real Estate News

By Harper Team
(J Rockcliff Realtors)
Blackhawk Country Club is celebrating it's 25th anniversary this year.Danville's Blackhawk Ranch was established in 1917 on 1,250 acres where registered Shire workhorses and pure-bred Shorthorn cattle were raised.In 1975 6,200 acres of the expanded Blackhawk area was sold to Ken Behring, a Florida developer. After the "Blackhawk Wars' of local challenges, the Board of Supevisors approved the development for 4800 homes in 1974.More challenges led to reducing the home count to 2400 and a donation of 2000 acres of open space to Mt. Diablo Park.Today, Blackhawk is the premier home address in the Danville, CA area. Spectacular homes with views and golf course sites command some of the highest prices in the San Ramon Valley.
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By Gene Ward, Gene Ward
(Area Pro Realty)
Blackhawk rests at the foot of the Mt. Diablo foothills covering 6,500 acres, just east of Danville.  Blackhawk is a prestigious, country club community, popular with entrepreneurs and professionals. The community was developed by Ken Behring, the former owner of the Seattle Seahawks and consists of primarily custom homes and some condominiums.  the 1989 census counted 1,824 housing units of which about half are single family homes with 9 or more rooms.  Since then the numbers have risen to 2,383 housing units. Blackhawk offers the very best in amenities, architecture and views.  Two 18 hole championship golf courses, 20 lighted tennis courses, and a 25 acre sports complex are a few of the desirable amenities of this community. Blackhawk students attend the San Ramon Valley school distr...
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