San Ramon was once home to local Native American tribes. In the 1790s became Mission San Jose grazing land, and then part of Jose Maria Amador’s 16000 acre Rancho San Ramon. American settlers first came to San Ramon in 1850, and many of its founding families are remembered today on the streets, canyons, and hills in and around the city.
With its growing and diverse population, San Ramon was recently rated the 7th safest city in all of California. It has a rare combination of great schools, fantastic indoor and outdoor recreation, a vibrant business community, and a wide variety of housing options with close proximity to the Bay Area’s major cities.
An incredible place to raise a family, 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.
The city offers a number of quality public amenities for its residents and youth. With 56 parks, 2 public libraries, miles of hiking trails, public pools, performing arts venues, farmers market and numerous annual events to choose from at the community center, the city provides countless opportunities for the heart, body, and soul. San Ramon is in close proximity to the Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, and residents love to walk and bike the Iron Horse Trail in either direction toward Danville or Dublin through the center of the city.
San Ramon plays host to more major companies than any other city in the East Bay, including Chevron, 24 Hour Fitness, AT&T, SAP and New York Life. 2600 Bishop Ranch is the largest office building in the Bay Area, with 1.8 million square feet of office space, and more than 30,000 employees.
San Ramon offers a variety of real estate opportunities. From apartments and condominiums to single-family homes and luxury estates, homebuyers have their choice of price and preference. Some of the leading communities in San Ramon include: The Bridges, Gale Ranch, Windemere and Norris Canyon Estates. The Preserve by Lennar Homes is the city’s newest development, and gives homebuyers easy access to the 680 freeway.
Adding to the list of San Ramon amenities is the brand-new City Center Bishop Ranch outdoor mall, with popular shops like Anthropologie, Pottery Barn and Sephora. Fine and casual dining options include The Slanted Door, Mendocino Farms and coming soon Sprinkles Cupcakes!