San Lorenzo

Rinetti & Co. Realtors has been selling residential property in San Lorenzo since 1970.  If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in San Lorenzo we can help.  With over 40 years of experience behind us our family owned business can help navigate these uncertain real estate times.


San Lorenzo is located on the route of El Camino Viejo on the land of the former Rancho San Lorenzo a Mexican land grant given to Guillermo Castro in 1841. Early residents during the California Gold Rush era lived here as squatters on the Rancho San Lorenzo, and the informal name given to the area was Squattersville.

San Lorenzo was mostly farmland, a significant center of production of fruit and flowers, from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century.

In 1944, under contract to the U.S. Navy, David Bohannon’s Greenwood Company began construction of San Lorenzo Village, a tract of two- and three-bedroom homes for workers in the East Bay’s war industries. San Lorenzo Village was one of the nation’s first planned communities, with parcels designated for schools, churches, parks, and several retail centers. Home construction continued into the 1950s to accommodate the region’s booming population.


Did you know…

– The origianl town of San Lorenzo was at Hesperian (then called Telegraph) and Lewelling (then called Main). John L.

– Shiman opened the first stor in San Lorenzo in 1853.

– The trip from San Jose to Oakland was slow enogh that people often wanted to stop overnight at The Willows Hotel (1863) in San Lorenzo.

– David Bohannon developed San Lorenzo Village and became a celebrity within the property development community.  His “California Method” of assembly line-style construction was written about in many building industry publications becuase of its remarkable results: 1,500 San Lorenzo houses were built in 500 days.

– Mervin Morris opened his first Mervyn’s store in San Lorenzo in 1948.  It was located at 341 Paseo Grande, although within a few years he moved to a larger store across the street.  By 1960 the store had been expanded 13 times.


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County: Alameda

Zip Code: 94580

Elevation: 40 feet

Land area: 2.77 square miles

Population density: 7887 people per square mile

Estimated Population in 2009: 31,469

Males: 10,600 (48.5%)

Females: 11,279 (51.5%)

Estimated per capita income in 2009: $24,758

Estimated median household income in 2009: $66,039

  • San Lorenzo:$66,039
  • California:$58,931

 Race in San Lorenzo

  • White alone – 8,478 (37.5%)
  • Hispanic – 6,482 (28.7%)
  • Asian alone – 5,314 (23.5%)
  • Black alone – 1,621 (7.2%)
  • Two or more races – 466 (2.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone – 145 (0.6%)
  • American alone – 76 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone – 34 (0.2%)

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Public High Schools in San Lorenzo:San Lorenzo High School

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About Us

Since 1970 Rinetti & Co. Realtors has been selling residential and commercial real estate throughout the greater East Bay. We are boutique real estate company with a single focus, exceptional customer service from start to finish. Rinetti & Co. Realtors has the experience and practical knowledge to adapt to changing market conditions while providing our clients expert advise when buying or selling a home. If you’re considering making a move please contact us and see the difference Rinetti & Co. Realtors can make for you.


The only realtors in San Leandro...You will not meet two finer or more ethical realtors. The best! - Gary S.

Rinetti & Co. turned out to be the perfect place for me to do business...I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone buying or selling property. - Mary K.

...As I am sure you are aware, a house is stucco, wood and nails, but a home is where a lifetime of memories are created. Our mother was very proud of her home, it meant so much to her.

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If anyone in the East Bay is looking to buy or sell a home, please consider my friends and agents Tianne Rinetti-Vittoria and Perry Vittoria! They helped us buy our house and did an amazing job! They go above and beyond.”

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