Linda Urbick

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Why Live in San Ramon?

By Linda Urbick - May 17, 2020

Live in San Ramon


I've come up with 20 reasons to live in San Ramon. I am sure there are many more, but let's take a look at my list.

  1. Safe city to raise a family. San Ramon was named #1 safest city in California and #7 in the nation by Safewise.
  2. High rated schools in San Ramon Valley School District. There are eleven elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools
  3. There are over 35 single family detached style homes, of which one Sunny Glen is a 55+ neighborhood. In addition there are numerous condos, town home communities scattered throughout San Ramon. On my YouTube channel you can view many of these neighborhoods.

San Ramon Neighborhoods

4.There are over 50 parks in San Ramon. This number includes neighborhood parks, school parks, athletic fields and the larger community parks such as Athens Downs, Rancho Ramon, Central Park. This map shows an overview of where the parks are located.

5. Kids skate park next to City Hall for practicing skate board skills and juist plain fun for the younger crowd.

Skate ParkSan Ramon City Hall

6.  Two libraries, one located in the Market Place at Bollinger Canyon and the other at Daugherty Station in the Eindemere area.

7.  Olympic & Aquatic Centers. The Olympic Pool is lcoated at Cal High and the Aquatic Center at Dougherty High School.

8.  Three community centers. The San Ramon Community Center at Central Park, Dougherty Station Community Center an dAmador Rancho Community Center at Rancho San Ramon Park. All have classes, events and are available to rent for private events, parties, weddings, etc.

9.  Performing Arts Center and Front Row Theater adjacent to Dougherty High School. Different types of venues during the Fall and Spring esason.

10. Bishop Ranch a large business park on a little under 600 acres in San Rmon home to 30,000+ employees and 50 plus tenants such at AT&T, Toyota, Chevron, Bank of the West, SAP and General Electroc to name a few.

11. Fresh fruits, vegetables, entertainment at the weekly farmers market held Saturdays at City Center year round and Thursdays on Camino Ramon April to November.

12. City Center opened in 2018 with a variety of specialty shops such as Sephora, Anthropology, William Sonoma, Pottery Barn and a variety of restaurants.

13. Grocery stores of all types and sizes. The big name stores Safeway, Nob Hill, Whole Foods, Trader Joes. Then there are the smaller  niche stores such as Sprouts, Vijetha Indian, Souk Mediterrean Market, European Food, Shish Market and a Chinese market in Dublin the Ranch off San Ramon Valley Blvd.

14. Iron Horse Trail, 32 miles of paved trails from Pleasanton to Pleasant Hill. A place for outdoor exercise, biking, running, walking and I've even seen a horse on the trail a time or two.

15. San Ramon is a bike friendly City, with bike lanes on many of the main roads.

16. If you like golf, there are three courses to choose from. Two are public, Canyou Lakes and San Ramon Golf Club. Bridges located in Gale Ranch is a membership course. All three are 18 hole courses.

17. The Market Place a central shopping center located at the corner of Bollinger Canyon and Alcosta. In addition to the wide range of restaurants that will please most appetities, Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Burgers, Thai, Burgers, Pizza to name a few there are other services such as grocery stores, pharmacy, coffee, tea shops, ice cream parlor, nail salon, haircuts, and a gym.

18. Two movie theaters the Crow Canyon Cinema next to Safeway on San Ramon Vally Blvd. and The Lot at City Center.

19. Events. There is always something going on in San Ramon, concerts in central park during the summer months, the Art andWind festival Memorial Day weekend, July 4th, 5 and 10K run and celebration, bikeathons, pumpkin patches, Christmas tree lighting.

20.  City Walk  a future project to commence 2021 will include 4500 housing units, amphitheater, hotel, ofice and retail space, parking structures, recreational amenities, expanded pedestrian and bicycle trails, transit center and two community centers. Designed to be the long awaited San Ramon downtown.

Okay so that's some of my highlights of living in San Ramon. Much is planned for the future of San Ramon, more restaurants, hotels, shopping, cafes, trails and communities.


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