Welcome to Orinda

Orinda is a perfect place to live for families and Bay Area commuters. Residents are charmed by the beautiful hillsides and appreciate the ease of commuting into San Francisco or Oakland via the BART or Highway 24 which comes through the City. Orinda is known for its beautiful residential neighborhoods, scenic landscapes and a strong sense of community. It is one of the towns that makes up Lamorinda.

Orinda has well-preserved ranch homes dating back to the first half of the 20th century, along with newer construction and planned developments offering impeccable design and stunning views.





Overall, Orinda offers residents a peaceful suburban lifestyle, while near the cultural and economic opportunities of San Francisco. Its natural beauty, excellent schools, and community-oriented atmosphere make Orinda an attractive place to live.

Orinda has a reputation for having excellent public schools. The Orinda Union School District and the Acalanes Union High School District serve the community, offering top-rated elementary, middle, and high schools. Orinda is also home to the highly regarded private college-preparatory school, the Orinda Academy.

Orinda is surrounded by picturesque hills and open spaces, offering stunning views and ample opportunities for outdoor activities. The city's proximity to the Briones Regional Park, Tilden Regional Park, and the Lafayette Reservoir provides residents with access to hiking, biking, and picnicking areas.

Orinda fosters a vibrant cultural environment. The Orinda Theatre, built in the 1940s, is a historic landmark that has been restored and serves as a venue for movies, live performances, and events. The California Shakespeare Theater, also known as Cal Shakes, is located in Orinda and hosts annual performances of Shakespearean plays and other theatrical productions. Orinda hosts a variety of community events and activities throughout the year. The Orinda Farmers' Market, held on Saturdays, offers fresh produce, artisanal goods, and live music. The Orinda Community Center provides a space for residents to engage in recreational classes, workshops, and social gatherings. Orinda is also the only Lamorinda town to host a true community hometown 4th of July parade.

• Specular views and hillside estates
• California Shakespeare theater
• Top-rated schools, Orinda Country Club
• Wilder Community for newer build homes and community sports fields
• Excellent commuter city with a BART station and easy highway access

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