7.0 out of 10

Southern San Ramon

37.7413331346968 -121.94305451036
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  •  

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Ranch House Paradise"

South San Ramon is one of those really nice suburban neighborhoods that used to be par for the course in California not so long ago. Now many of them have been run down and newer neighborhoods have replaced Ranch style homes that were once so popular with homogenous looking bland Contemporary style homes. This neighborhood has a significant proportion of Ranch Homes still.

These are the older style of Ranch homes from the early 50’s but they are so well kept that they don’t really look their ages.
A lot of the homes in this neighborhood have swimming pools. My favorites though are the Ranch homes with the thatch roofs, which I find really quaint and attractive.

To the west of Highway 680, it sloops a bit as the San Ramon Valley starts giving way to the Contra Costas. On this side of the freeway, the homes are almost all Contemporary style homes.

As always in this area, schools are great and crime is way below average.

So what does it cost to live here in Ranch house paradise?

Homes here run from about $500 K to just over $1 million, though the median home sales price is probably only around $600 K.

So you have to be relatively well off to live here.
Pros
  • Great Schools
  • Nice Ranch Homes
  • Very Safe
Cons
  • Kind of Boring
  • No Night Life
  • Poor Public Transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

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