San Ramon

Welcome to San Ramon

A thriving regional hub for commerce and community

Consistently rated as one of the top places to live in the Bay Area, San Ramon checks off many boxes for those seeking a high quality of life. The culturally diverse community offers residents a vibrant, charming place to call home with excellent schools, numerous outdoor pursuits, and very low crime rates. Not only that, you don't have to commute far to reach a significant business hub.

Bishop Ranch, San Ramon's master-planned business park, establishes the city as an economic power within the East Bay. It is home to the corporate headquarters for Chevron and 24-Hour Fitness and serves as a regional hub for Robert Half, SAP, Coca-Cola, IBM, and Toyota.  

As you would expect in a city of over 80,000, housing is diverse. Most communities are well-established, built up in the time between 1980 and 2000. Traditional California ranch homes are prevalent in older areas of town. Eastward expansion brought more spacious, upscale homes in the communities surrounding The Bridges Golf Club.

What to Love

  • Lots of opportunity in an ideal East Bay setting 
  • Exceptional schools—one of the top districts in California
  • Growing economic hub that retains plenty of small-town charm

People & Lifestyle

Median home values trend high in San Ramon, attributable to the high standard of living. The presence of corporate headquarters and major regional offices also skew towards a white-collar workforce, with a large percentage of families calling San Ramon home.

The median age is 38, and the median household income is just under $135,000. Seventy percent of homes are owner-occupied, and there is a growing contingent of Bay Area denizens making a move to work and live in the less chaotic East Bay. Of course, a vastly reduced commute time is a significant perk.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Aside from its Bishop Ranch Business Park San Ramon is mostly residential. The city has taken efforts to expand its commercial footprint, creating destinations for dining, shopping, and entertainment.

The resulting City Center Bishop Ranch features nearly 50 shops and dining options. It is anchored by The Lot—a 10-screen cinema, restaurant, and cocktail bar.

For some of the city's fabulous dining, head to Clementine's, which serves authentic, New Orleans-style cuisine. Great atmosphere and even better food are on hand at Gianni's Italian Bistro. Fat Maddie's is the best kind of burger joint, using locally sourced farmhouse ingredients to create the perfect burger. Craving something a bit different? Head to The Shish Grill for delicious Greek and Mediterranean plates.

Things to Do

Canyon Lakes Golf Course is a short, challenging par-71 and includes the Canyon Lakes Brewery and Restaurant on site. The Forest Home Farms Historic Park is donated farmland open for tours and includes the Glass House Museum, a Victorian home that dates back to the 1870s.

The city is one of the best for spending time outdoors. There are 61 parks and 42 playground areas within the city limits. To the west is Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve and to the northwest is Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Park.


San Ramon is home to the exceptional San Ramon Valley Unified School District, which includes the following academic institutions:

  • Golden View Elementary School, K-5
  • Iron Horse Middle School, 6-8
  • California High School, 9-12