San Ramon, California

San Ramon, California
City of San Ramon
San Ramon Waterfall Park.
San Ramon Waterfall Park.
Official seal of San Ramon, California
Seal
Location in Contra Costa County and the state of California
Location in Contra Costa County and the state of California
San Ramon, California is located in the United States
San Ramon, California
San Ramon, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 37°46′48″N 121°58′41″W / 37°46′48″N 121°58′41″W / 37.78000; -121.97806

San Ramon (Spanish: San Ramón; Spanish for "Saint Ramon") is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States, located 34 miles east of San Francisco, and within the San Ramon Valley. San Ramon's population was estimated as 75,931 in 2017 by the US Census Bureau,[11] making it the 4th largest city in Contra Costa County, behind Richmond, Concord and Antioch.

San Ramon is home to the headquarters of Chevron Corporation, 24 Hour Fitness, the West Coast headquarters of AT&T, the Global Software Center of General Electric, as well as the San Ramon Medical Center. Major annual events include the Art and Wind Festival on Memorial Day weekend and the Run for Education in October.

On April 24, 2001, San Ramon received the title Tree City USA.[12]

Geography

A view of Mount Diablo from San Ramon

San Ramon is adjacent to Danville, California, to the north and Dublin, California, to the south. Unincorporated county lands border San Ramon to the east and west. It is located around 500 feet (150 m) above sea level. Mount Diablo flanks the city to the northeast and is prominently visible from almost all parts of the city. The Las Trampas Regional Wilderness borders San Ramon's extreme northwest, at the northern end of Bollinger Canyon. The smaller Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve straddles San Ramon's western border, located approximately between Interstate 680 and the Alameda County line.

The topography of San Ramon is varied, featuring a mix of the rolling hills of the Diablo Range and the flatter basin of the San Ramon Valley. The city is predominantly urban and residential with many new housing developments, however much of the land around the city's perimeter regions remains undeveloped, and is covered by grasslands and oak tree orchards. During the drier months the grasses are golden; with the precipitation of winter and spring, the grasses turn green, in the late; fall and beginning of winter, some trees with all the leaves all fall off and die, and in the late winter and beginning of spring the leaves start growing.

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