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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$810,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,987
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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San Ramon Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    23
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    16
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    182
    500
  • Theft
    801
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    87
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$134,188
National
$55,322
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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San Ramon Reviews

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San Ramon is a beautiful and safe neighborhood. Compared to many other places in the Bay Area, the Tri-Valley feels much cleaner and more secure. Because it's a much more suburban area, a car is definitely necessary. Aside from that, I love this place because it's the perfect blend between the NorCal and SoCal life!
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Nestled between Dublin and Danville, San Ramon is a well-thought out suburb town about 45 min. east of San Francisco. It reminds me a bit of Irvine, CA with clean streets, master-planned communities and well zoned separation of retail, office space and housing. The design makes it ideal for growing families and offers excellent schools (prepare to donate), safe-enough for kids to play outside and lots of nice neighborhood parks. San Ramon does not have a "small-town" feel. There's a large enough population here that you would could remain relatively anonymous to do whatever "safe/normal" hobby, interest you have while only occasionally running into someone you know around town. There are several large companies here (Chevron, ATT) and many more with satellite offices so you can avoid the stress of commuting. If you have a longer term outlook and are lucky enough to have a stable job nearby or can telecommute, the "price of entry" for renting or buying into the area are worth it.
I've lived in San Ramon since the second grade. It's certainly a safe city and has its own cultural bubble. Driving just 20 minutes away and you'll be in a very different community. Many people come to San Ramon attracted to the quality of the schools. The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has many great schools, all known for having wonderful teachers that help students perform well.
On a side note, because San Ramon is in the California Bay Area, the homes are extremely expensive. Most people who live in San Ramon work in the Silicon Valley which is about an hour commute.
Traffic fluctuates, but an hour is the average. The San Ramon community is also very open to hiring teenagers who wish to find jobs during college.