Located 16 miles from San Francisco, Orinda is a beautiful community and home to 17,600 residents. Orinda is situated immediately east of the Caldecott Tunnel on Highway 24 and is served by a Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) station in the center of town. With a 24 minute train ride to downtown San Francisco, and trains running every 5 to 10 minutes in the morning, Orinda is a commuters dream. The 12.8 square-mile city is filled with rustic landscapes of parks, trails and the tree-studded hillsides that contribute to its beauty.
Orinda was named the 2nd most friendly town in America by Forbes Magazine. With annual events that include the Orinda Film Festival, the California Shakespeare Theater and an annual daylong 4th of July Celebration that kicks off with a pancake breakfast, Orinda has established itself as an artistic and family friendly place to live. The Orinda School District is comprised of four public elementary schools: Sleepy Hollow, Wagner Ranch, Glorietta, and Del Ray and one middle school: Orinda Intermediate School. The town's only high school, Miramonte is part of the Acalanes Union School District: Orinda schools are consistently ranked among the best in California.
Located 24 miles from San Francisco, Lafayette in all of its 15 square miles is a city with a view. It offers spectacular vistas of the Bay Area as well as superb schools, excellent shops and restaurants for its 24,500 residents. Lafayette is an easy commute to San Francisco via the BART station in the town center. With a 30 minute train ride to downtown San Francisco and trains running every 5-10 minutes in the morning.
Lafayette homes include everything from exquisite estate homes to charming single-family homes to affordable starter homes. Luxury condos and spacious multi-family homes are available as well. Lafayette has an abundant central shopping district and a wide variety of wonderful restaurants. And for the outdoor enthusiast, the Lafayette Reservoir is open year round for boating, fishing and hiking.
The Lafayette District is comprised of 4 public elementary schools: Burton Valley, Happy Valley, Lafayette and Springhill and one middle school: Stanley Middle School. The towns only high school, Acalanes High School is a part of the Acalanes Union High School District. Lafayette schools are consistently ranked among the best in California.
Moraga is a beautiful town that enjoys a prime location in the San Francisco Bay Area, tucked away in the hills south of Lafayette and Orinda. It is a charming, affluent community with spacious homes on tree-lined streets amongst the gently rolling hillsides of Contra Costa County. Moraga is a family-oriented town with a rural feel. Its 16,600 residents can choose from single family homes, townhouses and condos.
Moraga boasts summer concerts that take place in the Commons band shell, independent and blockbuster movies at the Rheem Theater, and theater and dance performances as well as exhibitions at the Hearst Art Gallery on the St. Mary's College Campus. It is a town that has something for everyone. For the outdoor enthusiast the 7 mile Moraga-Lafayette Trail is popular with runners and bikers.
The Moraga School District is comprised of three public elementary schools: Camino Pablo, Los Perales, Donald Rheem and one middle school: Joaquin Moraga Intermediate. The town's only high school, Campolindo is a part of the Acalanes Union High School District. These schools are consistently ranked among the best in California.