A Bedroom Community
Serving as both a bedroom community and major employment center, San Ramon has seen impressive growth in both sectors beginning in the 1980s with the development of the Bishop Ranch Business Park. Here Alex Mehran foresaw the need for many San Francisco companies to shift operations from an expensive urban location to a more cost effective space in the easily accessible east bay. Over 580 acres of orchard land was transformed into a first-class office park environment housing over 20,000 workers in over 250 companies. Today there are several shopping centers, a hospital, community and senior centers, golf course, country club, and many parks to homeowners. Top Windermere schools offer a high level of education to students. Homeowners can choose from a variety of housing options from condominium developments to single family homes. Located in Central Park, the annual San Ramon Wind Festival, which features artisans from all over the Bay Area, is a highlight for many residents and their families.