The 94583 zip code covers all the San Ramon neighborhoods west of the 680 freeway and a few to the east of 680. These are mostly older neighborhoods with the oldest ones being in south San Ramon, adjacent to the border with Dublin.
There are still some newer developments in 94583 though and homes are still being constructed in some neighborhoods.
The 1970s saw a real estate boom in San Ramon, and development moved north as neighborhoods such as Twin Creeks, Bollinger Hills and Inverness Park came into being.
San Ramon was little more than a bedroom community in those days. This was well before Bishop Ranch office park and most of the area to the east of 680 was distinctly rural.
94582 neighborhoods were developed more recently with major developments being commenced from 1980 onwards and continuing to this day, notably in the Toll Brothers’ Gale Ranch neighborhoods.
West side San Ramon neighborhoods are among the most affordable in San Ramon and each neighborhood had developed its own character over the years. Some are predominately single story detached homes, while others, like the Twin Creeks neighborhood, for example, has a mixture of all kinds of homes. Some neighborhoods, such as Cambrio, are exclusively townhomes.
Read on for a description of some of the larger west side neighborhoods.
The oldest development in San Ramon, South San Ramon is really made up of a number of small developments that are generally considered to be “South San Ramon”. These are homes that date back to the 1950s and 1960s – typically small ranch style homes built in response to the housing boom after the second world war. Some of these homes are around 1,000 square feet although 1500 square feet is more typical. Lot sizes are typically less than a quarter acre, and many of these homes have been completely remodeled and extended. South San Ramon generally includes the most affordable neighborhood for single family homes in San Ramon, although there are some more expensive parts, particularly those streets around the San Ramon Golf Course. Local schools are very accessible as the area has California High School, Pine Valley Middle School and three elementary schools within its boundaries.
Twin Creeks was developed by Dame Construction, with the first homes being sold in 1969. There are actually a number of Twin Creeks neighborhoods, although they are all contiguous, apart from Twin Creeks Hills, which is at the foot of Bollinger Hills adjacent to the freeway. Homes here are detached one or two story, or tri-level homes. There is a community pool in the center of the development and homes here are generally more affordable than in the rest of Twin Creeks.
The area on the north side of Norris Canyon Road is the original Twin Creeks neighborhood. The homes are all detached and include single story, two story, and tri-level homes. Conveniently located to the large shopping center on San Ramon Valley Boulevard, this part of Twin Creeks has no home owner association and is also the home of Twin Creeks Elementary School
South of Norris Canyon Road is Twin Creeks South. Although some floor plans are similar to those in Twin Creeks, there are some larger homes here. The homeowners associations provide pools and tennis courts for very reasonable dues, and another attraction here is the fact that Bollinger Elementary School is there.
To the East of Bollinger Canyon Road is Twin Creeks View. Homes here are generally larger, mostly with 3-car garages and generous lot sizes. Some have impressive views of Mount Diablo. Twin Creeks View has its own HOA with a pool and clubhouse.
There are also some condominium and townhome neighborhoods within Twin Creeks including Twin Creeks West, comprising one and two story townhomes. These have a resemblance to small row houses found in other parts of the world. Some have garages, but most have covered parking spaces. There is a community pool on the east side of Fountainhead Drive.
Then there is Twin Creeks Poolside Homes. Set mostly along Marsh Drive, this is a townhome development, again with one and two story floor plans. The unusual feature here is that rather than having individual back yards, the homes share a large grassy communal area that also contains six community pools.
If Twin Creeks seems appealing, Bollinger Hills is even more so. This attractive neighborhood was also developed by Dame Construction, and many homes have similar floor plans to those in Twin Creeks, but all are single family detached homes and most have large lots and many have outstanding views of Mount Diablo.
Bollinger Hills is rather more expensive a place to live than Twin Creeks, and HOA amenities include a pool and tennis courts.
If you are looking for a substantial, executive style home on a large lot, Norris Canyon Estates may fit the bill.
Norris Canyon Estates is a luxurious residential community located in San Ramon, California. It is a gated community nestled in the rolling hills of the East Bay, offering stunning views of Mount Diablo and the surrounding landscapes. This community is designed for those who are seeking a sophisticated and serene lifestyle with the convenience of urban amenities close by.
The community is comprised of approximately 300 single-family homes, ranging in size from 3,000 to 7,000 square feet. These homes are built on large lots, offering residents privacy and ample outdoor living spaces. The architectural styles of the homes in Norris Canyon Estates vary, with Mediterranean and Tuscan-inspired designs being the most popular.
Residents of Norris Canyon Estates enjoy a variety of amenities that cater to their active and social lifestyles. The community features a clubhouse, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a playground for children. The clubhouse is equipped with a fitness center, a lounge area, and a kitchen for hosting events and gatherings.
Home prices, as may be expected, are commensurate with the size and quality of these impressive homes.
Originally developed by Shappell, and more recently by Toll Brothers, Gale Ranch is really a conglomerate of individual subdivisions, each with its own character. There are neighborhoods such as The Point, which consists of large luxury executive style homes, many with views of the Bridges golf course, neighborhoods that are made up of more affordable town homes, and everything in between. Lot sizes are mostly smaller than those in west side San Ramon but many of the more expensive homes feature outside rooms and focus on outdoor living spaces.
Situated to the east of Gale Ranch, Windemere could at first glance be seen as just an extension, yet Windemere was developed by a number of different builders.
Again there is a variation of neighborhoods, some being exclusively condominium developments, the rest single family homes.
Lot sizes are mostly smaller than those in Gale Ranch and homes appear closer together.
A major appear to families is the proximity of Dougherty Valley High School, one of the highest rated schools in California.
Canyon Lakes Country Club, to give it the full name, is one of the few gated communities in San Ramon.
Again, there are a number of distinct neighborhoods here, with home style varying from detached single family homes to townhomes and condominiums.
A major appeal with Canyon Lakes is the Country Club lifestyle with benefits including the golf course, swimming pool and tennis courts. There is also a very attractive and picturesque man made lake here, and homes overlooking the lake sell for premium prices. HOA dues can be off-putting to some people though, as they can be quite high compared to other neighborhoods in the area.
Just across Crow Canyon Road from the main Canyon Lakes entrance is Canyon Crest, a relatively small development of substantial 3 and 4 bedroom homes with 3-car garages, built in the late 1980s. There are both single level and 2 story homes. Lot sizes are generous compared with today’s homes and many homes have swimming pools.
Another gated community, Fleur Du Mont is a small neighborhood of 4 bedroom 2-story detached homes with 3-car garages on streets that have echoes of a French or Italian village.
Lot sizes are mostly in the 4,500 to 5,000 sq.ft. range, but with no front yards, this typically provides for a very adequate back yard with plenty of space for outdoor living.
The above is a representative selection of the neighborhoods in San Ramon. There are many more even than those shown on the above map. If you have any questions regarding neighborhoods in these, or any other parts of the East Bay, please don’t hesitate to ask. We have lived here for many years and we most likely have the answers to any questions you may have.
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