Location in San Ramon
Norris Canyon Estates is a gated community, the furthest west development in San Ramon. It is located just off Norris Canyon Road, close to Crow Canyon Road.
Norris Canyon Estates Home Sizes / Types
Homes in Norris Canyon Estates are generous in size with some floor plans providing over 6,000 sq.ft. of living space. Lot sizes are appropriately sized and half acre lots are commonplace.
Norris Canyon Estates homeowners enjoy walking trails, tennis and basketball courts, a children’s playground and a community center.
Norris Canyon Estates offers high end luxury homes in a secluded setting in the hills of west side San Ramon. There are two neighborhoods here. The first, and largest is a Toll Brothers development which was started in 2000 and still continues. Home sizes start around 3500 sq. ft. but range up to well over 6000 sq ft. Features include 3 and 4 car garages, luxurious master suites, multiple fireplaces, large kitchens and designer finishes. Many of the homes have outstanding views of the surrounding hills and the valley.
The second development is Roubion, a much smaller boutique development that was started by John Laing Homes. These were properties that were among the most impressive in San Ramon and had all the features provided in the Toll Brothers homes with further enhancements such as temperature controlled wine rooms with glass walls, bathrooms with slipper tubs and kitchens featuring amazing designer cabinetry and high-end European appliances.
Unfortunately, the timing of this development coincided with the start of the housing recession and the developer was unable to find sufficient buyers for such opulent homes. Bankruptcy followed, then more recently, Summerhill Homes acquired the remaining 41 lots and appropriately renamed this new development Renaissance at Roubion.
Renaissance homes are more modest than the original Roubion Homes although still with generous living space from 3,400 to 4,300 sq.ft. They appear at least equal in quality to the Toll Brothers homes and have many environmentally sound features. They are all solar powered and with standard features that are designed to be Green Point rated, including tankless hot water systems, low VOC paints and materials, and Energy Star Appliances.
HOA dues in Norris Canyon Estates are a very reasonable $145 per month but note that there is also a road maintenance assessment of around $2,000 per year that is added to the property taxes.