Introduction to San Ramon, California
San Ramon, California, in Contra Costa county, is 8 miles NE of Castro Valley, California (center to center) and 16 miles E of Oakland, California. It's regarded as part of the San Francisco Bay Area. San Ramon is situated in a valley and has a moderate climate. It's home to the headquarters of AT&T, Chevron Corporation and 24-Hour Fitness. In 2001 the town was recognized as a "Tree City USA." Toyota and United Parcel Service have offices in the prominent Bishop Ranch Business Park.
San Ramon History
The Seunen Indians were the original inhabitants. San Ramon Creek was named in tribute to an Indian vaquero named Ramon. "San" was added to the name in order to follow the Spanish custom. Americans established settlements in 1850. Numerous local canyons, hills and streets are named after the early settlers.
In 1864 an important stage line traversed through the valley on its way to Oakland. In 1891 the Southern Pacific Railroad arrived which allowed farmers to ship their crops and improve the local economy. In 1983 the citizens decided to incorporate the city.
San Ramon Attractions
- Memorial Park.
- Forest Home Farms is included in the National Register of Historic Places and features the notable Boone Home and the Glass Home.
- Old Ranch Park.
- San Ramon Central Park.
- Crow Canyon Gardens is a scenic location.
- Museum of the San Ramon Valley features a variety of exhibits.
San Ramon Activities
The Iron Horse Regional Trail and Las Trampas Regional Wilderness are two notable outdoor locations. The city features a large number of parks for outdoor recreation. Golf enthusiasts enjoy playing at the numerous courses including San Ramon Royal Vista Golf Course, Bridges Golf Club, Canyon Lakes Country Club and the Black Hawk Country Club. The Anthony Regional Park Campgrounds, Tilden Regional Park, Sunny Glen Recreational Area and Boone Acres Park are some of the area's notable locations.