San Ramon, CA


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San Ramon, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

San Ramon Housing Market Information

With 76,134 people, 25,265 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $1,011,518, San Ramon house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, San Ramon real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in San Ramon, accounting for 61.64% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in San Ramon include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 21.76%), row houses and other attached homes ( 11.67%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 4.91%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in San Ramon. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 68.18% of San Ramon's homes, and 58.76% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in San Ramon built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in San Ramon built between 2000 and later ( 34.58%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 8.09%).

San Ramon Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, San Ramon has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. San Ramon real estate appreciated 17.48% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 1.62%, putting San Ramon in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, San Ramon definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in San Ramon that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, San Ramon real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, San Ramon appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 5.95%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 73.62% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in San Ramon. San Ramon appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.03%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.39%.

Importantly, this makes San Ramon one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that San Ramon's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within San Ramon differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in San Ramon - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best San Ramon real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,312,000 18.3
$984,001 - $1,312,000 32.6
$656,001 - $984,000 36.2
$525,001 - $656,000 4.4
$394,001 - $525,000 3.0
$263,001 - $394,000 2.6
$131,001 - $263,000 1.6
$66,001 - $131,000 0.3
$0 - $66,000 0.9

Very High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
1.00785186921364 10.7142857142857

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

San Ramon Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
87.92% 3.72% 6 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$4,277 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 68.18
Renters 31.82
Vacant 2.64

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 34.6
1970 - 1999 57.0
1940 - 1969 8.1
1939 or Older 0.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 61.6
Townhomes 11.7
Small Apt. Buildings 4.9
Apt. Complexes 21.8
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.08
1 Bedroom 11.52
2 Bedrooms 18.01
3 Bedrooms 25.02
4 Bedrooms 33.75
5 or more bedrooms 10.62