Anyone knows anything about Newark and San Ramon in terms of potential growth in the 2 cities specifically.
Those are two very different locations. Growth wise, Newark probably isn't bad because of it's proximity to the bridge for commuters, but still very different price points between the two.
One the biggest concerns to me for San Ramon area is that if Chevron was to ever leave they'd take a lot of high wage earners with them... who all live close. Realistic, who knows, but possible. You do have lot of investment out by Bishop Ranch though....
As a resident of San Ramon which is known for good education and one of the safest cities in northern CA, I will be in favor of San Ramon over Newark. There were many people commuting to south bay, west bay from San Ramon as well. Housing price is relatively cheaper than other cities.
@Sam Kim I definitely agree with you. School district is the reason I started considering Sam Ramon in the first place but Newark has been steadily rising and is good in terms of location and weather. I'm wondering if in future there'll be an improvement in the school district.
@Shruti Jain hard to predict the future but doubt that the education system will change within a decade or so.
The good school district tends to have better future for the housing market no matter how there is a market correction.
The weather in Sam Ramon is actually not too bad compared to other cold and hot cities out of CA state although it could be 5-10 degrees higher or lower than the SF.