San Ramon is located in the San Ramon Valley, approximately 25 miles east of the city of Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Ramon is situated in the heart of the valley and is in the midst of prosperous communities of Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, and Diablo. The San Ramon Valley is regarded as one of the most desirable places to live in the Bay Area by virtue of its lovely surroundings, temperate climate, outstanding schools and public services. It is also conveniently located close to the Bay Area's major employment centers in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, making it even more attractive as a place to live.
Since the city’s incorporation in 1983, the city’s population has grown to 74,378 in 2012. San Ramon’s population is diverse and multicultural.
In the early 1980s the City of San Ramon was essentially a bedroom community where people commuted to San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Silicon Valley. When Bishop Ranch was built in 1982, San Ramon changed quickly into a prominent employment center with several companies setting up their headquarters here. Other new employment centers followed and today people commute to San Ramon from cities as far as Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties.
San Ramon stands out in many ways but as a community it shines. Providing residents a high quality of public and community services is a primary focus of the city. The community in San Ramon has access to the city’s programs such as Economic Vitality, Education, Health and Wellness, Public Safety, Welfare and our Environment. The public parks, annual events, low rate of crime, and recreational facilities support a well-connected community.
Community facilities such as the Dougherty Station Community Center, San Ramon Community Center At Central Park, libraries, community pools, and gymnasiums are well-run and well-attended. The Alcosta Senior & Community Center, Park and Gardens provides an area for seniors to meet and visit together.
Public schools in San Ramon are very well regarded in the area. The schools are under the jurisdiction of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. There are 18 public charter and public schools in San Ramon. In addition three private elementary schools serve the area.
San Ramon’s housing options can fit many budgets. They range from affordable starter new homes to more expensive multi-bedroom houses. With its proximity to major employment areas and freeways, San Ramon is an ideal community for couples to start a family or others to seek a larger home.
The best part aspect of life in San Ramon is the relaxed and comfortable environment it offers. Like most of the cities in the area, San Ramon remains close to its origins in ranching and agriculture. The rolling oak-studded hills and open valleys are a reminder of its past. You can picture the gold rush and the stage coach line that connected the valley to Oakland and changed the village of San Ramon into a bustling town. It’s a great place to visit. We can tell you—it’s even better being a part of this community.