The three valleys comprising the Tri-Valley area are Amador Valley, Livermore Valley, and San Ramon Valley. The area has always been upscale suburbs and wine country within commute of taht more famous valley, Silicon. Crossed by the 580 and 680 freeways, it is a convenient place to live. From upscale Alamo and Blackhawk, to bedroom community Dublin, and out to the rolling Diablo foothills of Pleasanton and San Ramon. Quaint downtown areas anchor the small town roots of these affluent cities.