At one time, considered by many to be just another bedroom community, San Ramon is now a highly desirable place to live. With relatively affordable housing compared to areas closer to Silicon Valley and San Francisco, residents are able to take advantage of the many options that the San Ramon lifestyle has to offer. With a wide variety of homes for sale here, San Ramon real estate has always been in strong demand and potential home buyers can find many options depending on their price point.
With daytime temperatures that rarely drop below zero or rise above 100 degrees, the weather in San Ramon is close to perfect. Most days are sunny, and rain is generally confined to a few short months. So whether you are into walking, cycling or outdoor sporting activities, you will not be diappointed.
San Ramon has more parks, large and small, than any other city in the area. The largest is Central Park, adjacent to the San Ramon Community Center, but there are many small parks like the one shown here with a great view of Mount Diablo.
Where to begin? San Ramon has numerous shopping centers from strip malls to the new San Ramon City Center at Bishop Ranch. In addition to a multitude of small family owned businesses, you can find stores such as GAP, Anthropologie and Williams-Sonoma as well as Whole Foods, Safeway and many more.
When it comes to dining, again, the options seem unlimited. There are eating places in San Ramon at all price points from fast food places to family owned bistros and trendy restaurants such as LB Steak and The Slanted Door. And bear in mind that Danville is just a few minutes away where you will find an even greater range of dining options at all price points.
If golf is your thing, check out The Bridges Golf Course. And the San Ramon Golf Club, pictured above, in the older part of San Ramon. Both are championship golf courses and maintained meticulously.
Note that Blackhawk Country Club is also just a short distance away, with two championship golf courses. You can read more about Blackhawk on our sister site at LivingInBlackhawk.com. If your idea of the San Ramon lifestyle centers around golf, you won’t be disappointed.
But there are lots more options than golf. Many people are surprised to find that Cricket, for example has a very strong following here. And East Bay Sports has two indoor soccer fields as well as batting cages.
Opportunities for employment within San Ramon center on Bishop Ranch Business Park, home to many major employers including AT&T, SAP, Chevron and PG&E, but many San Ramon residents commute to Silicon Valley and other points south, as well as to Walnut Creek and San Francisco.
Hacienda Office Park in Pleasanton is another significant source of employment in the East Bay with employers including 1st United Credit Union, Kaiser and Zoho.
San Ramon appeals to buyers searching for top rated schools, safe neighborhoods, community resources, a gorgeous valley setting, and excellent commute options. No wonder it has become one of the most popular destinations for home buyers in the Bay Area.
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