Delightful homes, Exemplary School Systems and Scenic Beauty
Live, Work and Play in San Ramon
Incorporated in 1983, San Ramon is located in the San Ramon Valley of Contra Costa County, approximately 35 miles east of San Francisco.
Long considered one of the most desirable living areas in the San Francisco Bay Area because of its scenic beauty, The San Ramon Valley features many delightful homes, exemplary school systems and close proximity to major employment centers.
The city, which boasts a population of 86,947 (2021), is considered one of the best places to live in California according to Niche.com, in a ranking of public safety, public schools, housing, nightlife, diversity and overall impact for families.
Occupying a land area of 18.56 square miles, it’s surrounded by the communities of Danville and Dublin, as well as the unincorporated lands in both the Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Its location gives residents the feel of a dense suburban local, in the midst of a vibrant area.
Here are just a few of the reasons why many choose to live, work and play in San Ramon.
City Center Bishop Ranch
First unveiled in November of 2018, City Center Bishop Ranch is a must-visit destination in San Ramon for a variety of unique dining, shopping and entertainment experiences. The vision was simple: to create a new kind of lifestyle destination in the Tri-Valley. It’s not just a vibrant marketplace, an escape, or a meeting place—though it is all those things and more. City Center is the new heart of Downtown San Ramon, nurturing community, commerce and culture. With its open-air square reminiscent of an Italian piazza, and dedicated outdoor areas for socializing, special events and performances, City Center Bishop Ranch has become the go-to gathering spot in the East Bay.
Fifty-eight Beautiful Parks
There are 58 parks in the city of San Ramon to explore, including Central Park, a 40-acre park located in the heart of San Ramon that’s host to outdoor movie nights, soccer tournaments and much more. Memorial Park, which honors San Ramon resident Tom Burnett and other victims of Flight 93 killed in the 9/11 attacks, features a plaque installed at the base of a lighted flagpole dedicated to the victims.
For the location and description of each park, visit sanramon.ca.gov/parks.
Experience Living History
Information and photo from sanramon.ca.gov
In 1997, Ruth Quayle Boone bequeathed a 16-acre Boone family farm known as Forest Home Farms, at 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., to the City of San Ramon for use as a municipal historic park in memory of her husband, Travis Moore Boone. After Ruth’s death in 1998, the City expanded the memorial to include Ruth, in honor of her generosity to the people of San Ramon and in recognition of the contribution women made to agriculture in the San Ramon Valley.
Today, Forest Home Farms Historic Park is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and hosts activities including candle making, bread making, doing farm chores and making soap. Forest Home Farms is also home to the Glass House Museum, a Victorian-style home and its tank house built in 1877. The Glass House was restored in 2009 to its original beauty and is open for tours.
Excellence in Education
San Ramon Valley Unified School District
With an 18-square-mile area, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) encompasses San Ramon, as well as the communities of Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo, and Dougherty Valley, along with a small portion of Walnut Creek and Pleasanton.
With 36 schools, the 4,500 district employees serve more than 32,000 students in transitional kindergarten through grade 12.
UC Davis Bay Area Part-Time MBA
Information from gsm.ucdavis.edu
The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Bay Area campus is strategically and conveniently located in Bishop Ranch Premier Business Park in San Ramon, which is equidistant to both the economic powerhouse of San Francisco and the globally recognized innovative hub of Silicon Valley, providing easy access to more than 550 of the world’s leading companies, including innovative start-ups and high-growth firms.
First opening in 1908 as the University Farm, as the century evolved, its mission expanded beyond agriculture. Over the years, its geographical footprint developed in Tahoe, Sacramento, Bodega Bay, Tulare, San Diego and China, to name a few — strengthening its ability to serve the public through research, academics and public service.
DVC San Ramon
Information from dvc.edu.
Diablo Valley College is one of three publicly supported two-year community colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District. The larger of DVC’s two campuses is located off Interstate 680 in Pleasant Hill, and the newer San Ramon Campus serves the south county in Dougherty Valley. Between its two campuses, DVC serves more than 28,000 students each term with a wide variety of program options.
The college got its start in 1949, in high schools, banks, churches and an old army camp. Called East Contra Costa Junior College, it moved to its present site in 1952, in 10 steel buildings acquired from the government for $45 each. The cornerstone for the first permanent building was laid in 1953, and the name Diablo Valley College was adopted in 1958.
Quality Care with You in Mind
San Ramon Regional Medical Center is a 123-bed acute- care hospital known for providing comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and 24-hour emergency care. In the Tri-Valley area, residents can benefit from both John Muir Health services and services provided by San Ramon Regional Medical Center. This includes seeing John Muir Health doctor at any of their Tri-Valley locations and receiving hospital-based care at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, their local hospital partner in the Tri-Valley Area.
The Kaiser Permanente San Ramon Medical Offices opened in 2013 and provide personalized, 21st-century health care and even more convenience for members who live and work in the area. The three-story, 67,000-square-foot medical offices located at 2300 Camino Ramon, features 42 provider offices with a lab, pharmacy and X-ray all under one roof. Many services are offered at the San Ramon Medical Offices, including adult and family medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, sports medicine and physical therapy, and dermatology and cosmetic dermatology.
Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley combines the expertise of local physicians with the innovative strength of Stanford Health Care. Formed in 2015 when ValleyCare Health System became part of Stanford Health Care, they provide the Tri-Valley with exceptional, patient-centered community medicine, coupled with specialized Stanford Medicine programs to deliver a full continuum of care.