San Ramon real estate seems to get more and more popular as time goes by, appealing to wide range of home buyers. This is a well-established family oriented community situated in Contra Costa County towards the South end of the San Ramon Valley. Residents typically commute to San Francisco and San Jose (and beyond) as well as to many other cities in the East Bay such as Walnut Creek and Concord. The San Ramon Valley runs North-South from Martinez to San Ramon along highway 680 and the largest community here is Walnut Creek, which is situated by the junction with Highway 24, approximately mid-way down the valley.
San Ramon is home to the headquarters of the Chevron Corporation, 24-Hour Fitness, the West Coast headquarters of AT&T Inc., The Global Software Center of GE, as well as the San Ramon Medical Center. Major annual events include the Art and Wind Festival on Memorial Day weekend and the Primo’s Run for Education in October.
San Ramon Schools
The main reason people choose to buy San Ramon real estate is the quality of the schools. It is fair to say that there is not one school in the San Ramon area where anybody could find fault. With numerous elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools, with more schools being built as I write, San Ramon is well-positioned to cope with the influx of buyers to new developments here, while providing excellent education at all levels.
To put San Ramon real estate into perspective, it is sensible to consider the two zip codes of San Ramon, 94582 and 94583 separately. Most of the San Ramon homes in the 94583 zip code are on older developments closer to the 680 freeway although noticeable exceptions are Norris Canyon Estates and a number of relatively small, newer neighborhoods.
San Ramon 94582, on the other hand, comprises predominantly newer homes including Gale Ranch, where new construction continues from Toll Brothers, and Windemere.
San Ramon real estate is typically more affordable than Danville and Blackhawk, but higher than in Dublin, San Ramon’s neighbor to the south and considerably more than the communities at the North end of the valley.
Until recently, San Ramon has lacked a sense of identity to some degree. It has tended to be considered as just another bedroom community for people employed in San Francisco or San Jose and Silicon Valley. Now though, things are changing. San Ramon now has its own City Center that is being developed on the edge of Bishop Ranch. When complete, this will provide virtually unlimited options for entertainment, shopping, dining etc. together with a multi-screen movie theater and more.
Quite apart from the new City Center, San Ramon has numerous restaurants, parks, walking trails and sporting options. This really is a great place to live.
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