Community supported Fourth of July parades, antique car shows to raise money for the educational foundation, and estate like neighborhoods make Orinda, CA one of the best kept secrets in the Bay Area! The beautiful town of Orinda is located only 17 miles East of San Francisco, and yet feels like an escape into small-town rural California. The downtown theater square, old fashioned ice cream shop, and family owned restaurants, will take you back to your youth. The sweeping green hillsides filled with majestic oaks lend to the relaxed atmosphere Orinda provides. With its close proximity to Highway 24, and a 20 minute commute to San Francisco via BART, it’s easy to see why Orinda is a first choice for the San Francisco commuter or people looking for a place to raise their family. The public schools are top rated in California. The community sports programs are among the best with numerous youth baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, tennis, golf and swimming programs along with ample fields and facilities. World class cycling routes are right out your back door, offering miles of open rural roads with landscapes.
Residents of Orinda love their community and all it has to offer. From close knit neighborhoods to homes with large lots to spread out in, Orinda real estate has a little something for everyone. It is no surprise Orinda was recently voted by Forbes Magazine as the 2nd friendliest town in America.
Orinda was also recently ranked by great schools.org as one of California’s 10 best places to live with children. Miramonte High School is at the top of the list of best performing high schools in all of California. An astounding 99% of its graduates go on to college.