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171 Apartments for rent in San Ramon, CA

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Last updated April 22 at 4:58am UTC
7489 Northland Ave.
Southern San Ramon
San Ramon, CA
Updated April 20 at 10:14am UTC
3 Bedrooms
208 Norris Canyon Pl
Dougherty Hills
San Ramon, CA
Updated April 20 at 9:35am UTC
2 Bedrooms
255 Reflections Dr
Southern San Ramon
San Ramon, CA
Updated April 20 at 1:51am UTC
1 Bedroom
1103 Cedarwood Loop
Gale Ranch
San Ramon, CA
Updated April 19 at 11:37am UTC
3 Bedrooms
32 Palamos Ct
Twin Creeks
San Ramon, CA
Updated April 18 at 5:06am UTC
4 Bedrooms
1024 Cedarwood Loop
Gale Ranch
San Ramon, CA
Updated April 17 at 5:44pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
480 Bollinger Canyon Ln
Dougherty Hills
San Ramon, CA
Updated April 16 at 3:22am UTC
1 Bedroom
225 Reflections Dr #17
Southern San Ramon
San Ramon, CA
Updated April 10 at 10:11am UTC
2 Bedrooms
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28 Lily Ct
Lawrence Road
Danville, CA
Updated April 21 at 11:16pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
133 Parkhaven Drive
Danville, CA
Updated April 21 at 10:04am UTC
4 Bedrooms
Crow Canyon Road
Dougherty Hills
San Ramon, CA
Updated April 19 at 7:26am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1048 Lakeridge Pl
Dougherty Hills
San Ramon, CA
Updated April 10 at 10:13am UTC
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City Guide
San Ramon
Moving to San Ramon

San Ramon is home to some of the largest industries on the west coast. Petrol giant Chevron calls this city home, as well as 24-Hour Fitness and AT&T having headquarters within the city limits. Just to the south, I-680 will bring you to the infamous Silicon Valley, where tech industries have been booming for over two decades. If technology is your forte, San Ramon should be your future home.

Just a few miles north of Dublin and east of the San Francisco Bay, San Ramon may seem like an isolated community in the middle of the Central Valley. However, don’t let the map fool you. The abundance of interstates in the area make Oakland, San Francisco and even Concord very accessible without a lot of effort. A day trip to the mountains or a family beach outing are both within your reach easily from San Ramon.

As with moving into any city, make sure you have all the proper documentation. Bring your ID, proof of employment, a credit report if you have it, letters of references from old landlords to prove you're not a crazy tenant, and paperwork for any pets you want to bring along for the ride. And if you really want to impress the landlord, bring along a big fat check to show that you really want the place.


San Ramon is fed primarily by Interstate 680, which runs north to south through the city. If you’re into golf, there are two major courses: Canyon Lakes, to the north and San Ramon Golf Club to the south, close to the city limits. Most of the residential property is centered in the South and West neighborhoods, with a few small subdivisions scattered throughout the remaining areas. You will find small town charm mixed with comfortable suburban living. It’s a line that San Ramon walks well. Almost every neighborhood in San Ramon is a great place to live. Residents here enjoy a very beautiful and rejuvenating lifestyle accentuated by nature’s personal touch on every element.

East: Everything east of Doughety Rd, this is the land of parks. Monarch, Creekside, Souyen, Limerick and Arlington parks all reside within this one community. Outside of that think of brick and stone walled homes with a hint of Spanish influence. Mostly two stories in planned communities. This is a very quiet neighborhood. Expect a lot of barbecues on weekends.

Center: Central San Ramon is dominated by two major features. Almost all of the shopping, dining and commercial infrastructure is located here as well as Canyon Lakes Golf Course to the east. If you’re looking for an all bills paid option in San Ramon this is your best option. For a true taste of Spanish inspired, large family homes, look no further than the area surrounding Canyon Lakes. Many, many gated communities and large developments can be found here. The rolling hills offer a unique atmosphere which is accented favorably by decorative stone walls and well managed gardens.

South: If you’re looking for something a little more traditional, South is your place to be. Ranch style homes rest quietly along quiet shaded lanes. This is where you’ll chat with your neighbor over a privacy fence. This is where your kids will play in sprinklers during the summer and where trick or treaters will come knocking in October.

West: Everything to the west of Interstate 680, this neighborhood could almost be a city unto itself. Its length stretches the entire length of the interstate within the city limits. To the north end, a small shopping center provides convenience while a trip across the bridge will bring you right into the heart of the city. To the west rolling green hills provide the perfect backdrop for relaxed casual living. You will find more of the larger two story style homes resting right on the hillside. Street after street of green lawns and a unique mixture of maples, aks and evergreens provide character to the scenery.

Life in San Ramon

It goes without saying that tech jobs are plentiful here, but these are not the only occupation option. Bank of America, FedEx and InsightGlobal have offices here as well. This is a good thing, as moving with a job is much preferred to trying to find one. The local economy is not as strong as its neighbors with more resources. The good news? Unemployment is very low, especially for this region. The apartment vacancy rate here is below four percent. This means that it may take a few weeks to find a place, depending on which neighborhood you are targeting. Do a little research beforehand and you should have little trouble making the big move.


It should be noted that California is known as the Golden State. There is a good reason for this, since this part of the country sees more sun than anyone could ever hope for. It’s gorgeous here, but along with that comes intense summers. The northern part of the state is in a much more moderate climate than touristy locations such as Los Angeles and Long Beach but it still gets plenty warm in the middle months. Bring your suntan lotion and make sure you inquire about a/c options in your new home. Most one to three bedroom houses are going to have central air standard. Studios and one bedroom apartments may not have such amenities. These are the kinds of things you will want to notice upon arrival for your walk through.


Having a car is a good idea here. You are not so far from the big cities that you can’t make an afternoon of it with little effort. However, public transit is harder to come by at this distance. San Ramon has its own BART system for local travel. If you work in the city you could make it a fairly long time until youre ready to purchase your own vehicle. The outlying attractions, which include the San Francisco Bay, the Brushy Peak Preserve and California’s many alluring beaches, will eventually make it an easy decision to switch transportation options early on.

Local Events

San Ramon is home to a thriving artistic community which showcases its work at the city gallery very often. The locals also have frequent concert festivals throughout the year highlighting a variety of styles from Jazz to Contemporary. During the winter months festivals keep the city alive including a symphonic Christmas concert in December. Local theatre is a big hit locally with live performances running for the majority of the year.

Rent Report
San Ramon

April 2018 San Ramon Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2018 San Ramon Rent Report. San Ramon rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the San Ramon rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

San Ramon rents increase sharply over the past month

San Ramon rents have increased 1.1% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Ramon stand at $2,900 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,650 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. San Ramon's year-over-year rent growth is on par with the state average of 2.9%, but exceeds the national average of 2.0%.

Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of San Ramon, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Francisco metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,270; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.6%.
  • Over the past year, Berkeley is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 4.1%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,540, while one-bedrooms go for $2,020.
  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,330; rents were up 1.3% over the past month and 1.9% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to San Ramon

As rents have increased moderately in San Ramon, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, San Ramon is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 2.9% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.1% in Los Angeles, 3.1% in San Jose, and 2.8% in San Diego.
  • San Ramon's median two-bedroom rent of $3,650 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 2.9% increase in San Ramon.
  • While San Ramon's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.9%), Dallas (+1.8%), and Seattle (+1.3%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Ramon than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, where San Ramon is more than three-and-a-half times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
San Francisco $2,440 $3,060 0.8% 1.4%
Oakland $1,810 $2,270 0.5% 6.6%
Fremont $2,880 $3,620 0.5% 4.3%
Hayward $2,230 $2,810 0.0% 1.3%
Concord $2,420 $3,050 2.3% 4.0%
Berkeley $2,020 $2,540 0.0% -4.1%
Richmond $2,100 $2,640 0.6% 5.1%
Antioch $2,870 $3,600 0.7% 5.0%
Daly City $2,420 $3,040 0.1% 2.3%
San Mateo $3,450 $4,330 1.3% 1.9%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.