Hi, I’m Warren Oberholser. I’m a realtor in the East Bay Tri-Valley area in Northern California. My goal is to help both buyers and sellers get maximum results for one of their biggest investments, their home.
In this BLOG, I’m going to give you the top restaurants, schools, parks, and more for San Ramon, California
Now, I’ve already posted several videos on San Ramon, including the pros cons, cost of living, and my coolest neighborhood series. In this video, I’ll rate the top subjects for each category. The criteria or service I use for the rating is a combination of information I found from bestplaces.net, niche.net Zippia, greatschools.org, TripAdvisor, and the review sites like Google and Yelp.
Of course, this isn’t a scientific study, but at least you could understand and appreciate the methodology I use to create my top-rated list. Before I begin, I’d like to give you a little overview of the city of San Ramon. San Ramon is one of the six cities in the Tri-Valley area, and it is bordered between Danville and Dublin. It can be accessed from the 680 freeway. It’s the fourth largest city in Contra Costa. For more of a deep dive, please watch the pros and cons of living in San Ramon, California.
San Ramon’s future job growth is over 34%. This is approximately 1% higher than the national average. The top five employers for San Ramon, California according to zippia.com are:
San Ramon has numerous choices for restaurants from newer strip mall areas to quaint settings. These reviews are a combination of TripAdvisor and Google reviews.
Here are the top five rated restaurants:
San Ramon schools with a top 10 rating
San Ramon schools with a top nine rating
San Ramon has three 18 hole golf courses
- San Ramon Golf Club: Located in the older part of San Ramon
- Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery: Located in the Canyon Lakes community
- The Bridges Golf Club (the newest): Located in the Bridges community
Each golf course is unique and they all offer some kind of club membership. Google ratings are as follows. San Ramon Golf Club has a four-point rating. Canyon Lakes has a 4.2 rating and the Bridges is rated at 4.3.
SAN RAMON’S TOP NEIGHBORHOODS
San Ramon has several neighborhoods to choose from. They range from older single-family ranch homes built in the early 1960s to newer home developments located in gated communities. It all comes down to what type of property you’re interested in. Is it a condo, single-family detached home, or a large home located in a gated area? And how much home do you need and how many bedrooms and bathrooms do you want? What features are you interested in, pool, large lot, or a view? And what about location? Do you need something with quick access to the freeway, close to the downtown shopping area? Or do you need a particular school or a park you want to live next to?
So for this section, rather than try to rate one neighborhood to the next, because you really can’t do it. What I’m going to do is feature two neighborhoods that I think are unique or have what I call the ‘Cool Factor’. Now, to step up my game, these neighborhoods have not been featured in any of my previous videos on San Ramon.
Number One: The Bridges
The construction phase on these homes began in the late 1990s and went all the way through to 2005. The builder was Chapelle Homes. The average home size range from 1600 up to 5,000 square feet, and lot sizes are from 5,000 up to 18,000 square feet.
Cool Factor: Newer homes in a quiet area, close to the golf course, schools, parks, and the library
Number Two: Thomas Ranch
Development for this phase started in the late 1990s. The home builder was William Lyon. This is a mixture of one to two-story homes. Home sizes range from 2100 to 4,000 square feet. And lot sizes are from 5,000 all the way up to half an acre. This is a quiet location, still close to the freeway and shopping.
Cool Factor: Quiet area, some homes have awesome views of the valley
San Ramon Parks
San Ramon has 58 neighborhood and community parks.
Now for day hikes and horseback riding they have Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Park.
San Ramon’s most unique park is Forest Home Farms, Historic Park. This is one of the most interesting outdoor places to visit in San Ramon. This is a 16-acre farm that includes a self-guided tour of the property.
San Ramon’s top five hotels are as follows:
- Hyatt House of San Ramon
- San Ramon Marriott
- Residence Inn by Marriott San Ramon
- Sonesta Select San Ramon
- Extended Stay America San Ramon, Bishop branch
I hope you enjoyed this article. Please let me know if you have any questions. Warren
Hello…I work with both buyers and sellers in the Tri-Valley area of Northern California. The Tri-Valley is comprised of 6 cities: Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, and Alamo. To better understand what each city has to offer, I have created a Pros and Cons video and BLOG for each – (Pros & Cons for Pleasanton, Pros & Cons for Livermore, Pros & Cons for Dublin, Pros & Cons for San Ramon, Pros & Cons for Danville and Pros & Cons for Alamo). If you are thinking about purchasing or selling a home, please reach out to me by text, phone, or email. If it is convenient, I can schedule a Zoom chat so we can discuss your home goals. Wishing you all the best on your home journey. Cheers!
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