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Welcome to San Ramon, CA!

Regarded as one of the “most livable” small cities in California in 2022, San Ramon packs prime real estate, green spaces, and vibrant shopping centers into 18.56 square miles of land. Located about 30 miles north of Silicon Valley, the city is a tech and business hub in its own right with major corporations like 24-Hour Fitness, AT&T, and Chevron having a strong local presence. Bishop Ranch Business Park, a certified LEED Platinum development, counts Ford Motor Company, General Electric, JP Morgan & Chase, Toyota, and United Parcel Service among its 600+ tenants, along with more than 30,000 workers and skilled professionals.

Its daytime population creates strong demand for homes for sale in San Ramon, CA. Located about 16 miles east of Oakland and 35 miles east of San Francisco, the city is part of the Tri-Valley, along with neighboring Danville, Dublin, Livermore, and Pleasanton. Situated along the Interstate 680 corridor near the geographic center of the San Francisco Bay Area, San Ramon’s strategic location brings residents close to some of the Bay Area's finest attractions.

Living in San Ramon, CA

The city is accessible via I-680 and I-580 with efficient public transportation courtesy of the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains. In addition, there are three international airports within driving distance of the city, namely Oakland International Airport (OAK), San Francisco International Airport (SFO/KSFO), and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC/KSJC).

San Ramon has a population of 84,605 based on 2020 census estimates, making it the 4th-largest city in Contra Costa County. It also has one of the denser populations among America's top 25 richest cities. The typical household in San Ramon, CA earns 151.4% more than the national average, which is why its residents are considered affluent. Homes for sale here are among the most expensive in the Golden State with a median home price of $1.6 million.

Incorporated in 1983, San Ramon began as a small village at the intersection of present-day Deerwood Road and San Ramon Valley Boulevard. The earliest development revolved around Rancho San Ramón, owned by prominent miner and rancher José María Amador. The city’s name comes from a Native American vaquero (cowboy). A permanent post office was established in 1873 and the San Ramon Branch Line of the Southern Pacific Railroad was built in 1891.

San Ramon officially became a city in 1983, during which it adopted its own flag. The flag depicts a crow flying toward the sun over a hilly landscape. It draws inspiration from Crow Canyon Boulevard and the number of crows that can be found around the city.

Homes for sale in San Ramon, CA

The San Ramon real estate market offers a wide selection of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. Over 67% of the housing stock was built from the 1980s onwards. With an excellent mix of relatively established and new construction homes, buyers can choose from a variety of architectural styles, including Ranch, Mediterranean, and Contemporary.

Many properties are situated on large lots with spacious driveways and mature landscaping. Some of the most expensive homes for sale in San Ramon, CA can easily command seven figures depending on size, features, and location. These homes typically have sprawling lawns, oversized windows, and balconies.

San Ramon neighborhoods consistently rank among the best places to raise a family in Contra Costa County for quality housing, reputable schools, first-rate amenities, and plenty of open space.

Notable neighborhoods and developments include

Crown Canyon

Dougherty Hills

Dougherty Valley

The Bridges

Twin Creeks

Southern San Ramon

Get in touch with Kimberly Ghazvini of Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty to find homes for sale in San Ramon, CA.

Brief profile of community/lifestyle

The city's residents enjoy a laid-back lifestyle amid gorgeous scenery. Surrounded by the scenic beauty of the San Ramon Valley with gently rolling hills and glistening creeks, the city attracts buyers and renters from all over the East Bay region. As a recognized "Tree City," San Ramon is committed to preserving as much of its grasslands and oak trees as possible.

The city’s Mediterranean climate, characterized by warm summers and short and mild winters, lends itself well to a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, and horseback riding. Residents have active lifestyles due to their easy access to parks and golf courses. Mount Diablo lies northeast of the city and is a prominent feature of the San Ramon landscape. The Las Trampas Regional Wilderness is located northwest of the city while Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve lies on the western boundary between I-680 and the Alameda County border.

Overview of cost of living

San Ramon is an affluent city where the cost of living is higher than the national average with housing, utilities, groceries, and healthcare being some of the residents' biggest expenses. However, buyers are willing to pay a premium for its central location in the Tri-Valley area and its high quality of life. The higher cost of living is largely offset by the median household income, which is also higher than the U.S. average.

Employment and/or business opportunities

San Ramon has a prosperous entrepreneurial scene that is supported by a skilled workforce, educational infrastructure, commercial real estate, and proximity to labs and research facilities. Its key industries include technology, education, vehicle resale, energy production and services, and healthcare and medical technology.

The city's largest employers are Chevron, Bank of the West, GE Digital LLC, Robert Half International, Accenture LLP, San Ramon Regional Medical Center, and Old Republic Home Protection, which employ nearly 9,000 workers.


San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) provides education and related services to over 30,000 students with more than 3,500 employees and 31,000 volunteers across 35 school sites. It has a wide range of facilities, including science labs, athletic stadiums, swimming pools, and performing arts centers. SRVUSD has received more National Blue Ribbon and California Distinguished Schools awards than any other school district in Northern California. Locate a school in the San Ramon Valley here.

Outdoor activities

THE GOLDEN SKATE Opened in 2000, The Golden Skate is one of the last remaining skating rinks in the Bay Area. Aside from the roller rink, the establishment also has a food counter, snack machine, arcade games, and tables. Guests can rent lockers and quad and inline skates. The space can also be rented for birthday parties and holiday celebrations.

MEMORIAL & DOG PARK This 16.3-acre park features an enclosure for small and large dogs, as well as a playground, picnic area, shaded structure, bocce ball court, and baseball and softball field. It also has water stations and designated parking. Memorial & Dog Park is dedicated to the heroes and fallen victims of the 9/11 attacks.

OLD RANCH PARK Enjoy breathtaking views of the hills in this 6.73-acre park that features an open field for playing tag, flying kites, and other fun outdoor activities. The park also has a playground, picnic area, basketball court, soccer field, and baseball and softball field.

TASSAJARA RIDGE STAGING AREA This small but scenic park spans an acre and offers plenty of wide-open space for small and large dogs. It also commands sweeping views of rolling hills for a relaxing afternoon.

THE BRIDGES GOLF CLUB This premier golf club's 18-hole championship course is one of the most challenging and highest-rated courses in Northern California. Known for world-class golf instruction and exciting tournaments, The Bridges Golf Club features a lighted driving range and an award-winning event venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Its on-site bar and restaurant, The View, features a Mediterranean-style dining room and balcony that presents a magnificent view of the surrounding hills. It serves contemporary California fare and special dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

ANNABEL LAKE This artificial lake is surrounded by open spaces, outdoor seating, and hiking trails within close proximity of City Center Bishop Ranch. It also features volleyball and bocce ball courts.

LAS TRAMPAS WILDERNESS REGIONAL PRESERVE This hiking destination features an extensive trail system and offers 5,778 acres of wilderness for exploration, mountain biking, and horseback riding. It's also an excellent spot to view wildflowers, butterflies, hummingbirds, and grazing cows depending on the season. Highlights include the Las Trampas Ridge Trail, Remington Loop, Eagle Peak, and Rocky Ridge.

SAN RAMON CROSS VALLEY TRAIL The Cross Valley Trail is a flat, paved, and beginner-friendly trail with ADA access. The trailhead is adjacent to Del Mar Dog Park and is an excellent starting point for walking, running, and cycling.

SIX PILLARS PARK At 2.74 acres, Six Pillars Park features a large grassy area with sweeping views of the surrounding hills. It also has a playground, picnic area, and basketball court.

RAMONA PARK This 4-acre park is known for its gazebo, wooden play structure, and grassy areas where guests can enjoy outdoor games, sports, and other activities.

TASSAJARA RIDGE TRAIL The Tassajara Ridge Trail is a popular spot for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Accessible from trailheads at the Tassajara Ridge Staging Area and Longleaf Circle, this 13-mile loop trail meanders through rolling hills and offers striking views of Mount Diablo and the surrounding communities of Danville and Dublin. On clear days, you'll also catch a perfect view of Mt. Diablo. Wildflowers, lush greenery, and grazing cows can be seen along the trail in the spring and early summer.

CANYON LAKES GOLF COURSE & BREWERY This establishment features an 18-hole golf course, brewery, taproom, and scratch restaurant with patio dining. Canyon Lakes makes use of fresh and seasonal ingredients in its delicious meals while its 10-barrel brewing system produces award-winning craft beer and limited-release beers.

SAN RAMON CREEK This waterway flows for nearly 19 miles across Costa Contra and Alameda counties. It is part of the Walnut Creek Watershed's headwaters and is a popular fishing spot for bluegill, rainbow trout, striped bass, and largemouth bass.

Attractions/things to do and see

THE FOREST HOME FARMS HISTORIC PARK This municipal historic park was bequeathed to the City of San Ramon in 1997. At 16 acres, the Boone farmstead features a restored farmhouse, windmill, walnut harvesting exhibit, and over 50 vintage tractors with an event board and free programs. Several horses, sheep, and gorgeous wisteria blooms can be found on the property. The park offers a glimpse into San Ramon's walnut history and the lives of its early settlers.

SAN RAMON WISHING TREE Members of the community can leave notes and messages stating their wishes and affirmations on the branches of the Wish Tree at City Hall.

GLASSHOUSE MUSEUM This lovely museum is located inside a historic Italianate Victorian-style home dating back to 1877. Its decor, furnishings, and displays offer a rare glimpse into the Victorian era in the San Ramon Valley. Commissioned by farmer and entrepreneur David Glass, this two-story home features nine rooms. Its Italianate architecture was introduced to the Bay Area in the mid-1860s by architects from the East Coast.

The kitchen wing is the oldest part of the home and was removed from an older and smaller Glass family home to be incorporated into the imposing structure. The house retains its original Victorian-style floor plan despite several renovations over the past century.

THE MARKETPLACE SHOPPING CENTER The Marketplace at San Ramon is a 182,133-square-foot retail center anchored by Trader Joe's and CVS. It also features several fast food chains like Cold Stone and Starbucks. Located less than a mile away from I-680 off Bollinger Canyon Road, this neighborhood shopping center serves the needs of families and working professionals.

SAN RAMON FARMERS MARKET This California Certified Farmers Market takes place each Saturday throughout the year. Its vendors and food growers offer an assortment of fresh produce, locally sourced meat, pasture-raised eggs, seafood, herbs, honey, flowers, baked goods, and pre-made meals. The San Ramon Farmers Market also hosts chef demonstrations and live music courtesy of the Bay Area's finest street musicians and performers.

ART & WIND FESTIVAL This annual festival features live music, party bands, children's shows, specialty food vendors, family entertainment, kite-flying demonstrations, kite-making workshops, and arts and crafts. This pet-friendly and bike-friendly event is a local tradition that usually takes place on the weekend before Memorial Day.

CITY CENTER BISHOP RANCH Located in the heart of Bishop Ranch, City Center is a vibrant lifestyle complex with over 300,000 square feet of retail, dining, and entertainment venues. It is home to more than 70 businesses, including major retailers like Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Sephora, and West Elm, as well as a variety of casual dining restaurants serving Japanese, Vietnamese, Italian, and New American fare.

Entertainment options include THE LOT, a 10-screen luxury cinema; SandboxVR, which offers futuristic virtual reality experiences for small groups; Music Together, which brings music and movement for children and their families; and Equinox, an upscale fitness and yoga center. City Center Bishop Ranch's modern design was the result of a collaboration between the award-winning Renzo Piano Building Workshop and BAR Architects.

CROW CANYON COMMONS Located next to Bishop Ranch, this shopping center features 26 stores with premium retail space and Class-A offices. It is anchored by Rite Aid, Sprouts, and Total Wine & More. Its tenants also include fast food and casual dining restaurants like Carl's Jr., Ike's, Habit Burger Grill, and Pasta Primavera.

DOWNTOWN SAN RAMON The bustling downtown area is lined with shops, nail salons, hotels, and restaurants serving Mexican, Mediterranean, Vietnamese, and French cuisine.

About Kimberly Ghazvini:
San Ramon, CA Realtor

Find homes for sale in San Ramon, CA when you work with a local expert with global connections. You can reach me, Kimberly Ghazvini, at 650.444.3148. You can also send your inquiries via email or contact form and I will get back to you.

As a Realtor and top producer with Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty, I represent buyers and sellers in San Ramon and the surrounding communities. I've been a real estate investor since 2003 and a licensed real estate professional since 2018.

Every home is luxury, no matter the price tag. I take a personalized approach to real estate transactions, helping buyers win bidding wars and giving homeowners a good estimate of how much their property can sell for.

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