The small town of Alamo was named after its many poplar trees, first observed by Spanish settlers. With a population under 20,000, Alamo takes great pride in carefully maintaining its small town rural charm, such as two-lane roads, trees, and support of local businesses.
Large lot sizes echo Alamo’s rural heritage, many with views of Mt. Diablo and the valley. By requiring house lots to be at least half an acre, Alamo protects against subdivision development and shrinking lot sizes. Every home in Alamo has been custom built, giving buyers a wide variety of styles to choose from.
Alamo is served by the highly regarded San Ramon Valley Unified School District, which boasts more California Distinguished Schools of Excellence than any other district in Northern California. Great schools, low crime, highly educated residents and high rates of homeownership in mainly single-family homes make Alamo a great choice for raising a family.
The town has only one main commercial shopping district, but offers close proximity to downtown Danville and Walnut Creek for shopping, fine dining, and nightlife. For even more options, San Francisco is only a 35-minute drive away.
A community of luxury living, Blackhawk is comprised of six gated communities: Hidden Oaks, Oakridge, Saddleback, Silveroak, Silvermaple, and the world-class Blackhawk Country Club. Every community boasts breathtaking views of Mt. Diablo, surrounding valleys and acres of preserved open space.
Known for its opulent houses of grandeur, many of the homes in Blackhawk exceed 5,000 square feet. Some truly sprawling mansions, such as the Behring estate, measure over 28,000 square feet. Luxury condominiums and townhouses in Blackhawk also provide proud places to call home.
Danville is known for its small-town atmosphere and its outstanding quality of life.
It is one of the wealthiest suburbs in the San Francisco Bay Area, with some of the most expensive and exclusive country clubs and houses in the nation. Danville is filled with beautiful homes embedded on some of the best golf courses in California.
Situated around the local area still referred to as the Town of Danville, the city preserves the characteristics & feel of a Small-town ”Main Street USA” being compact, largely self sufficient and having only a couple commercial centers.
Nestled between Danville and Blackhawk, Diablo sits at the base of Mount Diablo for which it is named. Diablo, less than 2 square miles, was established in the early 1900s as a summer vacation spot for wealthy San Francisco residents who wanted to escape the fog. In 1912 Robert Noble Burgess purchased Oakwood Stock Farm and transformed it into a summer resort called The Mount Diablo Park Club. It was not long before Diablo had became a hot-spot for upper-class tourists. The San Francisco and Oakland society pages often featured articles about the parties and dances held at the Mt. Diablo Park Club. Today the Diablo community is occupied by nearly 1000 people living at the foot of beautiful Mount Diablo. Although Diablo is no longer the only country club in the valley, it has a uniqueness and a history unrivaled among communities in the East Bay.
Over the last two decades, the city of Dublin has sensationally transformed itself from a small bedroom community to a vibrant, modern and more urban city. Over the last few years, Dublin has consistently made the list of Alameda County’s fastest growing cities.
The new developments within the city have caught the attention of many home buyers. In 1982 Dublin’s population was approximately 14,300. In 2013 the city’s population reached 49,890. The city is projected to reach as much as 70,000 at build out.
Home of numerous famous landmarks like the Pleasanton Race Track and Hearst Ranch, Pleasanton claims a 260-acre fairgrounds that host the Alameda County Fair each year. In spite of massive growth in many sectors over recent years, Pleasanton has managed to preserve the small-town charm mirrored in the gateway “Pleasanton” arch and the historic Pleasanton Hotel and Cheese Factory buildings. Traditional shops and services harmonize with modern developement as demonstrated in the Hacienda Business Park developed by the Prudential Group and the Callahan Property Company.
More than 875 acres provide millions of square feet of office space for local companies, distinguishing Hacienda Business Park as one of the largest business parks in Northern California.
With the rare combination of great schools, fantastic indoor and outdoor recreation, a vibrant business community, a wide variety of housing options and close proximity to major cities, San Ramon offers all the features that home buyers looking to raise a family are searching for.
San Ramon is served by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, whose achievements include National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence as well as more California Distinguished Schools of Excellence than any other school district in Northern California.
Outside of education, the city offers a number of quality public amenities to its residents and youth. With 56 parks, 2 public libraries, miles of hiking trails, public pools, performing arts venues and numerous programs and annual events to choose from at the community center, the city provides countless opportunities for the heart, body and soul.
San Ramon offers a variety of real estate opportunities. From apartments and condominiums to single-family homes and luxury estates, home buyers have their choice of price and preference.