San Ramon, California

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Twin Creeks


Twin Creeks is right along 680 so convenience is major plus if you commute or just want to get the rest of the Bay Area without a long drive. Most of the homes are from the 70’s and designed with active families in mind. The neighborhood has crazy amenities to keep the kiddos occupied including: 2 community swimming pools, 6 tennis courts, 2 volleyball courts, 2 basketball courts, 2 playgrounds and a number of parks and miles of hiking/biking trails for general play. If you’re looking for a neighborhood for your kids to bond with other kiddos over outdoor play then for sure put Twin Creeks on your list.

It’s also really close to the two main outdoor malls, City Center and Diablo Plaza and the Bishop Ranch Preserve so you can find plenty to do close by on days you want to get out of the neighborhood.

Not for nothing Twin Creeks ranks #1 for best place to raise a family in San Ramon!

Dougherty Valley


Dougherty Valley is a master-planned community well-known for its beautiful tree-lined streets and large immaculate homes. There is plenty for the kiddos to do in the neighborhood with several beautiful parks and outdoor recreation options including: Central Park, Hidden Hills and Coyote Creek Parks. These offer big grounds for walking and hiking trails, sports fields, playgrounds, picnic areas, event space for community events and festivals throughout the year. Perhaps most importantly (to some) doggo play areas! The neighborhood has an added bonus of several excellent restaurants and coffee shops, including Peets for you Peetnik fanatics.

Southern San Ramon

Families/Young Professionals

Southern San Ramon is another excellent option for families and for young professionals comfortable with a suburb. Homes come in a bit less pricey and with more diverse sizes and types available for purchase (not a master-planned neighborhood) at a median price of $1.3m but plenty of smaller homes/townhomes well below $1m and some up above $2m. Most of the neighborhood lines the Iron Horse trail meaning walking, hiking and biking is a simple walk outside your door.

There are four elementary schools, three middles and a great high school in the neighborhood so walking/biking to school is an option for many. Finally, San Ramon golf club is also in the neighborhood so for those who like to hit the links this is going to be convenient.