San Ramon

Population: 74,366Median home value: $810,700 83 Ranks better than 97% of areas
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A+ San Ramon Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F San Ramon Cost of Living Cost of living is 42% higher than California
San Ramon
19797% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
San Ramon cost of living
A+ San Ramon Crime Total crime is 54% lower than California
Total crime
1,34951% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7551% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
11%Year over year crime is up
San Ramon crime
A San Ramon Employment Household income is 110% higher than California
Median household income
$134,188143% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$53,73280% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%41% lower than the US average
San Ramon employment
C- San Ramon Housing Home value is 98% higher than California
Median home value
$810,700339% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,987109% higher than the US average
Home ownership
69%9% higher than the US average
San Ramon real estate or San Ramon rentals
A+ San Ramon Schools HS graduation rate is 22% higher than California
High school grad. rates
97%17% higher than the US average
School test scores
77%57% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:137% higher than the US average
San Ramon K-12 schools

Living in San Ramon, CA

San Ramon, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 74,366 inhabitants. With a population density of 3,977 people per square mile, San Ramon is well above the nation's average density level. Individuals of White (48%) and Asian (42%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of San Ramon. San Ramon is known to be family friendly as more than 88% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 36% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in San Ramon, California. With useful information like amenities, crime, weather, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in San Ramon and in the areas around San Ramon is a much easier task.

With a livability score of 83/100, San Ramon is ranked #641 in the United States and #21 in California. This is a fantastic score, as San Ramon ranks well in multiple categories! The cherry on top is that San Ramon also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. San Ramon scores well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), weather (B+), education (A+) and employment (A). San Ramon does not rank well for the following: cost of living (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in San Ramon, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. San Ramon has a violent crime rate of 73 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Knowing that the San Ramon schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 77%, which is far higher than the national average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to San Ramon is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in San Ramon come in at $810,700, which is 98.1% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In San Ramon, the home price to income ratio is 6, which is 6.3% lower than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the San Ramon area were 7% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.4%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare San Ramon, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around San Ramon, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Montclair, Oakland8113.14,011
Forestland, Oakland8012.81,954
Shepherd Canyon, Oakland8012.41,863
Merriwood, Oakland8013.73,273
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Woodminster, Oakland7811.61,530
Oakmore, Oakland7712.74,022
Mills College, Oakland7611907
Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland7511.5681

Best Cities Near San Ramon, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Port Costa, CA8921.5228
Los Altos, CA8629.230,238
Lafayette, CA8510.925,381
Mill Valley, CA853214,318
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hillsborough, CA8425.911,312
Cupertino, CA843260,297
Contra Costa Centre, CA8410.96,190
Los Altos Hills, CA8429.88,376

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The most beautiful city you've never heard of...

And a San Ramon native I for one can vouch for the fact that it is single-handedly one of the most beautiful places in the Bay. With a very mild climate and beautiful atmosphere, San Ramon is also a major hub for business. Corporations like Chevron, AT&T and Robert Half have rooted their home offices right here in San Ramon, so if you're one of the numerous business professionals out there looking to involve themselves with some of the most prestigious companies in the country fair Ramon would be perfect for you. Admittedly this is far from the best part.

Once you break away from the inner city, there are acres of undeveloped land all around it. This makes for some of the most beautiful scenery I've seen in my life. San Ramon is also home to some of the finest educational facilities in the country, with its high school among the ranks of "Newsweek's top 250 high schools in the country". And as if that wasn't enough, the place is full of incredible places to eat, it doesn't seem to matter where you go, you're almost sure to run into some new gem. Yet another notable aspect would be San Ramon's remarkably low crime rate, when I was living there it was almost unheard of. Even as a young man growing up, this place was perfect, because even the public transportation was top-notch. The spiderweb of a transit system throughout the Bay Area made getting around one of the simplest tasks imaginable. All that being said San Ramon is on the pricier end of things, but when considering all the factors, it's a small price to pay for the beauty, safety, and high educational standards that have set this place apart from the Bay for the last 30 years.
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