Welcome to San Ramon
Bustling suburban retreat wrapped in an overall sense of safety
Oak-strewn hillsides flank the bustling San Ramon, known for its pristine natural scenery, plentiful sunshine, high-performing schools, and ample opportunities for outdoor adventure. Designated a Tree City USA in 2001 and originally inhabited by the Seunen people, this affluent city located 36 miles east of San Francisco has risen from its history as a sleepy bedroom community to an epicenter of commercial industries, boasting large corporate tenants like AT&T, Bank of America, a Marriott Hotel, and Chevron Oil amongst others. Its surrounding miles of open green space encourage outdoor recreation, and San Ramon enjoys a desirable Mediterranean climate. With a mix of lavish townhomes, Mediterranean villas with dazzling lake frontage, and sleek contemporaries, San Ramon offers a little bit of everything.
What to Love
- Gorgeous scenery and an impeccable climate
- Peaceful, family-friendly community with excellent public schools
- Flourishing job market attracting newcomers
Marked by its pristine geography, San Ramon is a community of friendly, lush parks, and inviting neighborhood celebrations. Its proximity to San Francisco puts residents only a few miles from the beach, and plentiful sunshine encourages community members to pursue outdoor living at its best with miles of hiking trails, dozens of parks, a cinema at the city center, and decadent eateries.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The San Ramon City Center fills guests with the ultimate shopping experience, boasting a slew of upscale shops alongside great restaurants, and a multiplex cinema. Have custom jewelry made for you at Heller Jewelers or dash by Athleta to pick up trendy sportswear and swimsuits. Cooking enthusiasts love browsing the extension collections of high-end kitchen utensils and gourmet goods at Williams-Sonoma, and you can pop into Pottery Barn Kids with your child for stylish beddings and toys.
Treat Yourself to delicious truffle fries and pan-roasted mushrooms with a New York strip at LB Steak. The menu is chef-led and made from only organic, farm-sourced ingredients. Get your tickets and catch the latest blockbusters at The Lot Cinema, providing guests with an unforgettable movie experience.
Things to Do
San Ramon is home to numerous hiking trails, ranging in difficulty levels, so whether you’re seeking a challenging hike up steep slopes or just want a gentler, laid-back adventure, there’s a trailhead for you. You can bring your kids along on a hike across the paved Windermere Trail or cycle up the lovely Tassajara Ridge Trail. Other regional hiking trails include Elderberry Trail, Las Trampas Ridge Trail, and Bollinger Creek Loop.
The San Ramon Art & Wind Festival, which pulls in tens of thousands of people from all over, occurs over the weekend. Every year this gathering celebrates local art, handcrafted jewelry, paintings, and pottery with the contribution of over 150 artists. The Bishop Ranch Business Park is a refined business hub with a mix of local startups and fortune 500 companies in sleek office buildings, surrounded by a dazzling lake, fountains, gym, and a food court. Remember to get your kids gliding across the ice at the City Center Holiday Ice Skating Rink.
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is known for offering students top-rated academic programs while being home to some of California’s best schools. Top educational opportunities include: