Population: 74,513 (2013)
Incorporated as a city: 1983
Visitors to San Ramon shouldn’t miss:
- The Art & Wind Festival, a family-friendly festival that includes professional kite flying demonstrations, arts & crafts booths, entertainment, foods booths, a kids’ area and a hot air balloon launch.
- San Ramon Run for Education (half marathon and 5K), which featured 10,000 runners in 2012.
- David Glass House, San Ramon’s first historic house museum. The house was built in 1877 and is representative of life in the San Ramon Valley during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
- Memorial Park, a 16 acre park with a play area, a BMX course, a picnic area, a bocce ball court, horseshoe courts, a ball field, and a dog park.
With San Ramon native Tiffany Roberts at the Congressional Soccer Game
Major companies with presence in San Ramon:
- Chevron (Headquarters)
- 24-Hour Fitness (Headquarters)
- AT&T (West Coast Headquarters)
- San Ramon Medical Center
Notable current and former San Ramon residents:
- Tiffany Roberts, member of the 1996 U.S. Women’s Soccer Olympic team
- San Ramon is America’s highest earning city, with 63.5 percent of households earning more than $100,000/year.
- The city encompasses a major regional business center, Bishop Ranch, which is home to over 200 companies, including several Global 500 companies.
- San Ramon had several names in the nineteenth century. It was called Brevensville (for blacksmith Eli Breven), Lynchville (for William Lynch) and Limerick (for the many Irish settlers). The first village developed at the intersection of today’s Deerwood Road and San Ramon Valley Blvd. In 1873 when a permanent post office was finally established, it was called San Ramon.
- San Ramon Pioneers Joel Harlan, Minerva Fowler and Leo and Jane Norris came to California in 1846 and resisted going with the Donner party on their new route. They missed the early Sierra winter and the Donners did not (good call).