Location in San Ramon
This major San Ramon Toll Brothers undertaking, initially instigated by Shapell Homes, is East of Highway 680, along Bollinger Canyon Road up to Crow Canyon Road and Dougherty, right up to Windemere. This is a large development started in 1995 and continuing.
Gale Ranch Home Sizes / Types
A wide variety of home styles and sizes can be found here from 1350 square foot townhomes to 5,000+ square feet executive style detached homes. Lot sizes vary considerably with many homes below 6000 sq. ft. although some have quite large lots by San Ramon standards.
Facilities in Gale Ranch
Gale Ranch comprises a number of subdivisions with varied facilities (and HOA dues). Some have a pool and/or a playground etc., while just have common areas that are looked after by the HOA. The Bridges golf course is a major attraction and the San Ramon schools are among the best in the area.
Gale Ranch is one of Toll Brothers’ premier developments in the East Bay. With many communities and prices to suit most pockets it quickly achieved a great reputation among home buyers in San Ramon.
Home styles vary but are mostly Mediterranean influenced with white stucco walls and Spanish-style tile roofs. There are dozens of different floor plans but the quality is consistent. This is a deservedly popular development.
Many people consider Gale Ranch synonymous with The Bridges but in reality, there are a number of “Bridges” neighborhoods including Cedar Bridge (townhomes), Fairway Bridge and the highly prestigious Summit Bridge, while elsewhere in Gale Ranch are developments such as Alta Mira and Trevari (among the oldest homes here), Galleria, The Pointe and many more.
A common complaint from people who are not too familiar with Gale Ranch is that lot sizes are “too small” and while there are certainly many homes with very small lots, this is by no means always the case. There are large lots to be had by those who want them but obviously the lot size is generally reflected in the price.
Prices vary considerably of course as there are so many home styles and sizes. It is certainly possible to spend over $2 million for a home in Gale Ranch although many homes here are much more affordable.