Not so long ago, San Ramon was known mostly as a Northern California ranching and agricultural hub. Just 35 miles inland from San Francisco, the community featured a lively industry of livestock along with a diversity of fruit and nut crops. Over the years, San Ramon has slowly grown into a dynamic urban village with a population exceeding 72,000 people. Consequently, the area is doing its best to juggle its ongoing agricultural identity with a new constituency of business and industry. Once an idyllic farmland community and metropolitan retreat, the city now offers a wide range of housing options along with newly emerging upscale and exclusive enclaves.
There are 36 well-defined neighborhoods located within San Ramon’s city limits. Each neighborhood provides something unique for families looking to purchase a home. Central San Ramon, for example, is a great place to find a cozy older house with historical character. The eastern edge of the city (including Windemere, Gale Ranch, and Dougherty Valley) contains three master planned communities. For more upscale options, homebuyers should gravitate toward the Bollinger Hills and Twin Creeks areas. Whatever your preference (and whatever your budget), San Ramon has the perfect option for you. In fact, the entire city, regardless of neighborhood boundaries, is bursting with affordable housing such as condos, patio homes, high-density housing, and brand-new single-family home developments.
To support these neighborhoods, the city of San Ramon Valley features numerous clubs and organizations. Depending on your interests and needs, the associations below can be very helpful.
The San Ramon Chamber of Commerce is a great resource for general city information. 925-242-0600
The San Ramon Arts Foundation seeks to encourage, support, and promote cultural arts. 925-389-7529
The San Ramon Valley Rotary feature a group of business and professional leaders committed to the community. 925-838-9110
Kiwanis Club of the San Ramon Valley is a local service club comprised of business leaders and community residents.
The San Ramon Valley Newcomers Club is a non-profit social club serving the Tri-Valley areas.
League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley is a nonpartisan organization that promotes participation in government. 925-283-2234
Leadership San Ramon Valley aims to give leaders the skills to help their community. 925-355-2554
San Ramon Valley Unified School District provides news and information relevant to K-12 students. 925-552-5500
San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs provides educational opportunities for parents, educators, and community leaders.
The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation promotes education in the community in partnership with the area’s school district. 925-820-9181
The Contra Costa County Library features a network of libraries servicing the entire county of Contra Costa. 1-800-984-4636
Iron Horse Mothers Club provides a support network for mothers with children from 0-5 years old.
Boy Scouts of America Mount Diablo Silverado Council encourages youth to participate in their communities. 925-674-6100.
Girl Scouts of Northern California the largest voluntary organization of girls in the world. 800-447-4475
Assistance League of Diablo Valley is dedicated to improving lives with hands-on programs. 925-934-0901
Tri-Valley Animal Rescue works together with the community to help animals at risk. 925-803-7043
The Volunteer Center of the East Bay promotes volunteerism to meet the needs of local nonprofit organizations and public agencies. 925-472-5760