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.