San Ramon is a town located in Contra Costa County in California with a population exceeding 75,000. It is neighbored by Danville, Blackhawk, Diablo, and Dublin. San Ramon is also close to Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin.
San Ramon has a vast history. Seunen people, an Ohlone/Costanoan group who built their homes near creeks. Sometime around 1797 they were taken by Mission San José for use as grazing land. In 1834, they were part of the Rancho San Ramon land grant to José María Amador. The City grew and became incorporated in 1983.
Since becoming an incorporated City, San Ramon has seen monumental growth. From the establishment of a premier commercial park in Bishop Ranch to the installation of thousands of homes in the Dougherty Valley, San Ramon has become a mecca for highly educated individuals and Fortune 500 companies. As a result, in 2018, the City will be opening the Bay Area’s high end City Center as the jewel of the TriValley.
Beyond the above, San Ramon is home to one of the finest school districts in California and even the nation. The San Ramon Unified School District graduates over 97% of its students and sends numerous students to Ivy Leagues schools each year.
The town has numerous events throughout the year through its library, art gallery, theater, and local organizations. One of these events is the Blackhawk Food, Wine, and Film Festival that is run by the Danville/Sycamore Rotary each spring. Funds from the event benefit local and international organizations. It brings restaurants from Danville, Alamo, and San Ramon, along with Livermore wineries. The city also hosts a farmer’s market and multicultural fair.
San Ramon is one of the premier cities of the Bay Area.