Moving to San Ramon
Hi all! My family and I are currently in the position of deciding whether to stay in our current home in Oakland or moving to San Ramon for the schools. Our oldest will be entering kindergarten next year, and while we luckily live in an area with a strong neighborhood elementary school, we're not as thrilled about the junior high and high schools in our area (and private school would be a feasible but difficult financial option). So, in trying to plan ahead, we're debating just making the jump to move to San Ramon sooner rather than later to build a community there while the kids are young. I like a lot of what I see and hear about San Ramon, but I would very much love and appreciate hearing what families currently living there think about the neighborhood, community, schools, amenities, etc. Pros and cons are both welcome! Areas of concern that I have: (1) as a biracial family, I'd miss the diversity of Oakland...I know the census numbers, but what does the community feel like in San Ramon? (2) right now our commutes to our respective places of work in Walnut Creek and Oakland/SF are very quick/easy with public transportation and minimal driving....how is commuting from San Ramon toward the city? (3) I also love the overall culture of Oakland in terms of museums, restaurants, waterfront, access to the ferry/BART into SF, tons to do for kids and parents alike...I'm sure the family/kid offerings in San Ramon are strong, but when it's date night, where do you go?
Thanks in advance!