Summer Cottages to Modern Estates
Established in the early 1900s as a summer vacation spot for San Francisco residents wanting to escape the fog, Diablo is situated between Danville and Blackhawk at the base of Mt. Diablo. Diablo grew into a year-round community with its own post office and country club. Much of Diablo life centers around the Country Club which offers members seven tennis courts, a fabulous Jack Nevelle designed 18-hole golf course, state of the art pool and 45,000 square foot clubhouse. Reflecting the area's rural character and charm, the post office is a fabulous place to meet and chat with neighbors as there is no mail delivery to the nearly 1000 residents. The largest and most popular event is the local Ice Cream Social which has been celebrated annually for three decades. Diablo's past can be seen in the eclectic mix of homes found in the area. From summer cottages to modern estates, residents are adamant about preserving the area and its lifestyle.