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217 Apartments for rent in San Ramon, CA

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18 Units Available
Bridges at San Ramon
309 Springfield Dr
San Ramon, CA | Southern San Ramon
1 Bedroom
$2,025
545 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,595
879 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:15 PM
Walk-in closets, private patios and cozy fireplaces characterize these modern units located in a pet-free community. Residents have access to a pool and a clubhouse, among other amenities. The Marketplace Shopping Center is next door.
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3 Units Available
Country Brook Rental Condominiums
12355 Alcosta Boulevard
San Ramon, CA | Southern San Ramon
1 Bedroom
$1,990
693 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 11:27 AM
Here at Country Brook rental condominiums, we offer you a peaceful sanctuary from a busy and sometimes hectic world. Come and walk along our wandering brook. Listen to gentle waterfalls as you gradually release the stress of the day.
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10 Units Available
Canyon Woods
401 Canyon Woods Pl
San Ramon, CA | Dougherty Hills
Studio
$1,861
436 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,412
769 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,865
1115 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:27 AM
Stunning views just minutes from San Ramon Central Park. Apartment upgrades include stainless steel appliances, private patios, granite countertops and faux wood floors. On-site amenities include a garage, tennis court and pool.
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11 Units Available
The Seasons
125 Cedar Pointe Loop
San Ramon, CA | Southern San Ramon
1 Bedroom
$1,938
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,295
855 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
The Seasons is in a quiet setting, though near 480 and 580. On-site staff provide management and security, and community amenities include pool, spa, business-center, clubhouse, and parking. Units offer space, storage, and mountain views.
Verified
15 Units Available
Canyon Creek
1000 Canyon Village Cir
San Ramon, CA | Crow Canyon
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,350
1003 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 07:41 PM
Upscale apartments located close to BART stops, Bishop Ranch, I-680, and I-580. Recently renovated units feature in-home washer and dryer, walk-in closets, and fireplace. Residents can use the swimming pool, hot tub, and 24-hour gym.
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7 Units Available
Park Place
255 Park Pl
San Ramon, CA | Crow Canyon
1 Bedroom
$2,045
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,240
1100 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:20 AM
Welcome to Park Place, a residential community featuring 2 bedroom apartments in San Ramon, CA.
1 Unit Available
9085 Alcosta Boulevard
9085 Alcosta Boulevard
San Ramon, CA | Southern San Ramon
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
996 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:43 PM
IMPORTANT: Prior to viewing property, we will need everyone over 18 years old to sign and return the required Coronavirus Property Entry Advisory Form. Please email christian@vickeryproperties.
1 Unit Available
3661 Crow Canyon Rd
3661 Crow Canyon Road
San Ramon, CA | Dougherty Hills
2 Bedrooms
$3,100
1250 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:41 PM
Beautiful town home for rent in San Ramon's Cobble Stone gated community. It is a 2 bed and 2.5 bath. Downstairs has a great open floor plan with a fireplace. The bedrooms are upstairs and each room has it's own bathroom and balcony.
1 Unit Available
329 Bellflower Dr
329 Bellflower Drive
San Ramon, CA | Dougherty Hills
3 Bedrooms
$3,495
1587 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:41 PM
Some highlights: Fabulous home in the highly sought after Miravilla neighborhood in Gale Ranch. Located in the highly acclaimed San Ramon Valley school district. Situated near parks, recreation and shopping. Easy access to highway 680.
1 Unit Available
2709 Pemberton Dr
2709 Pemberton Drive
San Ramon, CA | Windemere
4 Bedrooms
$4,250
2520 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:39 AM
Lucy Luo - 925-353-8099 - Spacious and clean single family home sits across a beautiful park in a very peaceful neighborhood.
1 Unit Available
9084 Craydon Circle - 1
9084 Craydon Circle
San Ramon, CA | Southern San Ramon
1 Bedroom
$1,800
706 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 10:54 AM
*55+* Sunny Glenn Complex in San Ramon - Applicants Must be *55+" to live in Sunny Glenn Community. Peaceful single story unit available in Sunny Glenn.Property is in the back of the complex with views of the hills. One bedroom and one bath.
1 Unit Available
3424 Bermuda ct
3424 Bermuda Court
San Ramon, CA | Dougherty Hills
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
1879 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 10:54 AM
3 Bedroom 2 bath home
1 Unit Available
4992 Ivyleaf Springs Rd, San Ramon, CA 94582
4992 Ivy Leaf Springs Road
San Ramon, CA | Gale Ranch
3 Bedrooms
$3,425
1730 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
Property available on 10/20/2020, Monthly Rent $3425 with a 12 months lease, with a $4000 deposit Large 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhome with 1730 sq.ft. Open floor plan.
1 Unit Available
14 Waterbury Place
14 Waterbury Place
San Ramon, CA | Southern San Ramon
4 Bedrooms
$3,800
2053 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
Terrific 4 Bedroom Split Level Home in Cul De Sac - San Ramon - You can see a video tour of this property on YouTube by clicking on the following link https://www.youtube.
1 Unit Available
3073 Lakemont Drive Unit 5
3073 Lakemont Drive
San Ramon, CA | Dougherty Hills
3 Bedrooms
$3,600
1932 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
NEW PRICE ! Beautiful Top Floor End Unit With Great View ! Gated Lake @ Canyon Lakes - San Ramon - MUST SEE ! You can see a video tour of this property on YouTube by clicking on the following link https://www.youtube.
1 Unit Available
6018 Dalton Way, San Ramon, CA 94582
6018 Dalton Way
San Ramon, CA | Windemere
3 Bedrooms
$3,650
1859 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
This beautifully single family house locates in San Ramon Windemere area, a previously model home. Very close to top rated schools, parks and trails. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, 1859 sq ft. Living room, master bedrooms and loft with ceiling speaker.
1 Unit Available
1101 Vista Pointe Circle
1101 Vista Pointe Circle
San Ramon, CA | Dougherty Hills
3 Bedrooms
$3,250
1751 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
Single Family Home in a Gated Community - This Beautiful Two-story Home is situated in a Gated Community in the San Ramon access to a swimming pool. It features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. 2 car garage and approximately 1750 sq. ft.
1 Unit Available
6143 Lakeview Circle
6143 Lakeview Circle
San Ramon, CA | Dougherty Hills
4 Bedrooms
$4,300
2648 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
Gated Community at Canyon Lakes - This remarkable two-story home features beautifully appointed modern upgrades throughout! Laminate and tile flooring, 2-car garage, inside laundry, refrigerator, washer, dryer, AC and much more.
1 Unit Available
3220 El Suyo Drive
3220 El Suyo Drive
San Ramon, CA | Southern San Ramon
4 Bedrooms
$3,500
1877 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
Sprawling One Story Home With Large Yard ! Close To Everything In San Ramon ! - You can see a video tour of this property on YouTube by clicking on the following link https://youtu.
1 Unit Available
372 Bellflower Court
372 Bellflower Court
San Ramon, CA | Dougherty Hills
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
1587 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
Gorgeous 3 bedroom 2.5 bath in San Ramon - Beautiful 3 Bedroom with 2.5 Bathrooms in Gale Ranch with upgrades galore. Check out this large home with spacious floor plan.
1 Unit Available
1310 Sutter Creek
1310 Sutter Creek Lane
San Ramon, CA | Westside
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
879 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
1310 Sutter Creek Available 10/03/20 Light And Bright End Unit Townhouse - This light and bright end unit townhouse boasts large kitchen with breakfast bar and separate dining area. Family room offers high ceilings.
1 Unit Available
235 Reflections Drive
235 Reflections Drive
San Ramon, CA | Southern San Ramon
1 Bedroom
$1,895
625 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:36 AM
Modern and spacious rental in gated community - Property Id: 104247 Video tour available on request. This luxurious condo/apartment has 1 bedroom and 1.
1 Unit Available
5733 Wells Lane
5733 Wells Lane
San Ramon, CA | Windemere
5 Bedrooms
$4,300
4118 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
5733 Wells Lane, San Ramon, CA 94582 - This property approximate availability is 4/1/2020 This two story house is ideally located in San Ramon features five bedrooms, four and one half bathrooms with a living room, dining area and three car garage
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27 Units Available
Cotton Wood Apartments
6500 Cotton Wood Cir
Dublin, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,095
748 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,455
930 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:20 PM
One and two-bedroom homes with in-unit laundry, spacious closets, and private patios in a pet-friendly community. Common amenities include covered parking and a resort-inspired pool. Close to I-680 and California High School.
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How much is rent in San Ramon?
In San Ramon, the median rent is $2,445 for a studio, $3,005 for a 1-bedroom, $3,776 for a 2-bedroom, and $5,080 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in San Ramon, check out our monthly San Ramon Rent Report.
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In San Ramon, the median rent is $2,445 for a studio, $3,005 for a 1-bedroom, $3,776 for a 2-bedroom, and $5,080 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in San Ramon, check out our monthly San Ramon Rent Report.
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Median Rent in San Ramon

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in San Ramon is $3,005, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,776.
Studio
$2,445
1 Bed
$3,005
2 Beds
$3,776
3+ Beds
$5,080
City GuideSan Ramon
"Cause there ain't no California, where the water tastes like wine / Ain't no Big Rock Candy Mountain, where you feel good all the time / I ain't found that old blue bayou, thou I roamed my whole life long /Searching for my blue heaven, heard somewhere it's called home." (- Mel Tillis, "Ain't No California")
"Cause there ain't no California, where the water tastes like wine / Ain't no Big Rock Candy Mountain, where you feel good all the time / I ain't found that old blue bayou, thou I roamed my whole life long /Searching for my blue heaven, heard somewhere it's called home." (- Mel Tillis, "Ain't No California")

We've all heard of rebuilding, but San Ramon is taking it to new heights. The city has approved a full reconstruction of the downtown area. Forty acres of land have been put aside to house a theater, a public plaza, hotels, new residential homes, a new city hall, library AND transit center. On top of all of that, new office space is slated to join the planned additions. To say this is a city on the rise is quite an understatement.

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.

Moving to San Ramon
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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.

Neighborhoods

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.

Neighborhoods
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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.

Weather

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.

Transportation

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.

Life in San Ramon
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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.

Weather

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.

Transportation

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.

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City GuideSan Ramon
"Cause there ain't no California, where the water tastes like wine / Ain't no Big Rock Candy Mountain, where you feel good all the time / I ain't found that old blue bayou, thou I roamed my whole life long /Searching for my blue heaven, heard somewhere it's called home." (- Mel Tillis, "Ain't No California")
"Cause there ain't no California, where the water tastes like wine / Ain't no Big Rock Candy Mountain, where you feel good all the time / I ain't found that old blue bayou, thou I roamed my whole life long /Searching for my blue heaven, heard somewhere it's called home." (- Mel Tillis, "Ain't No California")

We've all heard of rebuilding, but San Ramon is taking it to new heights. The city has approved a full reconstruction of the downtown area. Forty acres of land have been put aside to house a theater, a public plaza, hotels, new residential homes, a new city hall, library AND transit center. On top of all of that, new office space is slated to join the planned additions. To say this is a city on the rise is quite an understatement.

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.

Moving to San Ramon
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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.

Neighborhoods

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.

Neighborhoods
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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.

Weather

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.

Transportation

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.

Life in San Ramon
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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.

Weather

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.

Transportation

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

September 2020 San Ramon Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 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 increased slightly over the past month

San Ramon rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, but have decreased moderately by 1.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Ramon stand at $3,006 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,776 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. San Ramon's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents falling across the San Francisco Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in San Ramon over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the San Francisco metro for which we have data, 6 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Over the past year, San Francisco proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 5.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,956, while one-bedrooms go for $2,353.
    • Richmond has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,767, while one-bedrooms go for $2,202.
    • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,181; rents decreased 0.4% over the past month and 3.2% over the past year.
    • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,362; rents went down 1.0% over the past month and 2.6% over the past year.

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

    As rents have fallen moderately in San Ramon, a few large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, San Ramon is less affordable for renters.

    • Although rents across cities in California have been marginally on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.0% in San Diego.
    • San Ramon's median two-bedroom rent of $3,776 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in San Ramon fell moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 1.7%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Ramon than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,107, where San Ramon is nearly 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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    San Francisco
    $2,350
    $2,960
    -1.5%
    -5.6%
    Oakland
    $1,740
    $2,180
    -0.4%
    -3.2%
    Fremont
    $2,960
    $3,720
    -0.4%
    -1.5%
    Hayward
    $2,230
    $2,800
    -0.1%
    1.7%
    Concord
    $2,420
    $3,040
    0.3%
    -2.9%
    Berkeley
    $2,080
    $2,610
    -0.7%
    0.2%
    Richmond
    $2,200
    $2,770
    0.2%
    3.4%
    Antioch
    $2,600
    $3,270
    0
    1.1%
    Daly City
    $2,610
    $3,280
    -0.6%
    -1.1%
    San Mateo
    $3,470
    $4,360
    -1%
    -2.6%
    Livermore
    $2,270
    $2,850
    -0.3%
    -2.4%
    Redwood City
    $2,730
    $3,430
    -1.1%
    -3.7%
    San Ramon
    $3,010
    $3,780
    0.2%
    -1.4%
    Pleasanton
    $2,870
    $3,610
    0
    -3.8%
    Union City
    $2,750
    $3,450
    -1.1%
    -2.8%
    Walnut Creek
    $2,430
    $3,060
    -0.5%
    -1.9%
    South San Francisco
    $2,560
    $3,210
    -1.8%
    -5.4%
    Pittsburg
    $2,570
    $3,230
    0.4%
    -0.9%
    San Rafael
    $2,540
    $3,190
    0.3%
    0.4%
    Novato
    $2,630
    $3,310
    0.6%
    -2.5%
    Dublin
    $3,030
    $3,800
    -0.3%
    -0.8%
    San Bruno
    $2,710
    $3,410
    -1.4%
    1%
    Pacifica
    $3,020
    $3,800
    -0.6%
    0.2%
    Martinez
    $2,490
    $3,120
    0.3%
    1%
    Pleasant Hill
    $2,750
    $3,460
    0.1%
    3.1%
    Burlingame
    $2,660
    $3,340
    -1.3%
    2.3%
    Belmont
    $2,780
    $3,490
    -1.1%
    -1.1%
    Emeryville
    $2,320
    $2,910
    -1.3%
    -5%
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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.

    Methodology:

    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.

    Read More

    September 2020 San Ramon Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 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.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 San Ramon Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 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 increased slightly over the past month

    San Ramon rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, but have decreased moderately by 1.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Ramon stand at $3,006 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,776 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. San Ramon's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents falling across the San Francisco Metro

      Rent prices have been decreasing not just in San Ramon over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the San Francisco metro for which we have data, 6 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Over the past year, San Francisco proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 5.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,956, while one-bedrooms go for $2,353.
      • Richmond has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,767, while one-bedrooms go for $2,202.
      • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,181; rents decreased 0.4% over the past month and 3.2% over the past year.
      • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,362; rents went down 1.0% over the past month and 2.6% over the past year.

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

      As rents have fallen moderately in San Ramon, a few large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, San Ramon is less affordable for renters.

      • Although rents across cities in California have been marginally on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.0% in San Diego.
      • San Ramon's median two-bedroom rent of $3,776 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While rents in San Ramon fell moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 1.7%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Ramon than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,107, where San Ramon is nearly 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 Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      San Francisco
      $2,350
      $2,960
      -1.5%
      -5.6%
      Oakland
      $1,740
      $2,180
      -0.4%
      -3.2%
      Fremont
      $2,960
      $3,720
      -0.4%
      -1.5%
      Hayward
      $2,230
      $2,800
      -0.1%
      1.7%
      Concord
      $2,420
      $3,040
      0.3%
      -2.9%
      Berkeley
      $2,080
      $2,610
      -0.7%
      0.2%
      Richmond
      $2,200
      $2,770
      0.2%
      3.4%
      Antioch
      $2,600
      $3,270
      0
      1.1%
      Daly City
      $2,610
      $3,280
      -0.6%
      -1.1%
      San Mateo
      $3,470
      $4,360
      -1%
      -2.6%
      Livermore
      $2,270
      $2,850
      -0.3%
      -2.4%
      Redwood City
      $2,730
      $3,430
      -1.1%
      -3.7%
      San Ramon
      $3,010
      $3,780
      0.2%
      -1.4%
      Pleasanton
      $2,870
      $3,610
      0
      -3.8%
      Union City
      $2,750
      $3,450
      -1.1%
      -2.8%
      Walnut Creek
      $2,430
      $3,060
      -0.5%
      -1.9%
      South San Francisco
      $2,560
      $3,210
      -1.8%
      -5.4%
      Pittsburg
      $2,570
      $3,230
      0.4%
      -0.9%
      San Rafael
      $2,540
      $3,190
      0.3%
      0.4%
      Novato
      $2,630
      $3,310
      0.6%
      -2.5%
      Dublin
      $3,030
      $3,800
      -0.3%
      -0.8%
      San Bruno
      $2,710
      $3,410
      -1.4%
      1%
      Pacifica
      $3,020
      $3,800
      -0.6%
      0.2%
      Martinez
      $2,490
      $3,120
      0.3%
      1%
      Pleasant Hill
      $2,750
      $3,460
      0.1%
      3.1%
      Burlingame
      $2,660
      $3,340
      -1.3%
      2.3%
      Belmont
      $2,780
      $3,490
      -1.1%
      -1.1%
      Emeryville
      $2,320
      $2,910
      -1.3%
      -5%
      See More

      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.

      Methodology:

      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.