Location in San Ramon
Between Bollinger Canyon Road and Crow Canyon Road to the east of 680. Main access from Crow Canyon Road.
Canyon Lakes Home Sizes / Types
There is a wide range of single family homes and condominiums in Canyon Lakes with sizes from 1500-3000 square feet for single family homes and 800-2100 square feet for condominiums. Lot sizes here are generally fairly small, mostly less than 6,000 square feet although there are homes with lots up to 10,000 square feet in size.
The range of facilities in Canyon Lakes was a major attraction when this gated community was developed and includes a pool, clubhouse, spa and tennis courts as well as a golf course, although that requires a separate membership. The large man-made lake is also a major feature.
Canyon Lakes is one of San Ramon’s few gated communities with over 3,000 homes. All are built in a contemporary style, perhaps a little ahead of their time for the mid-1980s with double-height rooms, cathedral ceilings and display shelves being prominent features. Outside, Spanish style tile roofs and white stucco walls are common elements.
There really is a very wide range of home styles here from small 1 bedroom condominiums in a variety of different types of building, to 4 bedroom detached single family homes. There are also townhomes, some of which are “upside down” with the bedrooms below the street level living areas. The detached homes are either two story or tri-level. No single level detached homes can be found in Canyon Lakes.
Canyon Lakes residents enjoy country club style living. There is a large, impressive lake here as well as an excellent golf club and homes overlooking the lake or the golf course are significantly more expensive than the rest.
Note that lot sizes in Canyon Lakes tend to be quite small and there is a high percentage of condominiums. Probably for these reasons, Canyon Lakes has always been more popular with couples and singles rather than families with young children.