What to Know Before Moving to San Ramon


San Ramon Is One of the Most Desirable Cities to Call Home in San Francisco's East Bay. Here's What You Need to Know Before Making Your Move.

Situated in the southwesternmost corner of the East Bay's Contra Costa County, San Ramon is a bustling and fast-growing suburb of San Francisco. In fact, with over 75,000 residents, it's the fourth-largest city in the county. It's also one of the most desirable places in the entire Bay Area to call home.
Few East Bay cities boast the combination of features that make San Ramon such an ideal landing spot. Let us introduce you to this wonderful suburban enclave and what you need to know before moving to San Ramon. 

Central Location

Arguably one of San Ramon's most attractive features is its strategic, central location in the East Bay. Oakland is a 30-minute drive from the heart of San Ramon, and the city is 45 minutes from both downtown San Francisco and downtown San Jose. Plus, you can be in Palo Alto or Mountain View in Silicon Valley in just under an hour. While there isn't a BART station located directly in San Ramon, there is one less than five miles away in neighboring Dublin.

Major Economic Center

Many might be surprised to learn that San Francisco and Silicon Valley are not the only centers of economic activity in the Bay Area. The suburbs in East Bay carry their own commercial weight, and San Ramon is no exception. The Bishop Ranch Office Park is home to the corporate headquarters for energy giant Chevron and fitness chain 24-Hour Fitness. The area also houses AT&T's west coast operations.

Diverse Housing

San Ramon is filled with many outstanding, family-oriented neighborhoods, all of which are close to excellent schools. It also offers a diverse mix of single-family, condo, and townhome options. The threshold for entry is not as high as neighboring suburbs, but—as you might expect—the housing market is competitive and can get pricey. The median list price for a single-family residence is nearly $1.1 million. The most desirable enclaves can easily command prices of $2 million or more. Working with a trusted, seasoned real estate agent can help you better navigate the market and find some attractive deals. 

Must Love the Outdoors

Okay, it may not be a prerequisite for living in San Ramon, but a love for the outdoors will undoubtedly make you feel even more at home. Designated as a Tree City USA, the city's southern Contra Costa location places it in the midst of the Diablo Ranch and San Ramon Valley. While the city itself is mostly residential, it’s surrounded by bucolic landscapes, including rolling topography, thick foliage, and healthy grasslands. Several preserves and wilderness areas with hiking and biking opportunities are a five-minute drive from town. San Ramon also boasts three phenomenal golf courses for those who prefer to hit the links, including the immaculately conditioned Canyon Lakes and Bridges Golf Courses.

Ready to learn more about luxury homes for sale in San Ramon? Contact Prema Subramaniam today and allow her to be your guide to the East Bay real estate market, including San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, and Fremont, California.

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