Welcome to Moraga
One of the top suburbs in California, Moraga is an excellent place to live and raise a family. As the most secluded of the trio of cities that make up Lamorinda, Moraga is a tranquil, picturesque hamlet in the East Bay area. You won’t find any freeways in this quiet community and that’s just how residents like it.
Sleepy Moraga has been slow to expand, which lends it the coveted quality of a peaceful country village. Moraga initially began as part of a Mexican land grant in 1835 and began to grow slowly over the 20th century, first with the arrival of the Sacramento Northern Railroad in the mid-1910s, and again when Saint Mary's College set down roots in the late 1920s. Things were quiet again until the 1960s when most of Moraga’s homes were built. Today, Moraga’s lush green hills are home to a wide range of housing styles, including classic ranch, Mediterranean, and ultra-modern designs. From tree-lined residential neighborhoods to chic golfing communities, Moraga provides the best in suburban living.
What to Love
- Lush landscaping
- Wide-open, tranquil setting
- Warm, family-centric feel
- Gorgeous natural beauty
- Elegant architecture
People & Lifestyle
Moraga draws a wide range of people, from young families and students at St. Mary’s to retirees. Residents here are well-established and highly educated, with an appreciation for the scenic beauty of the area and a taste for the elevated cuisine and country club lifestyle Moraga provides. Locals adore this secluded spot for its tranquility and peaceful nature.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Moraga provides residents with an enviable lineup of bistros and eateries, making life here at home as delicious as it is beautiful. The Canyon Club Brewery is a restaurant and Biergarten providing house-brewed beer, delicious small bites, and a family-friendly environment. This low-key tavern specializes in perfect beer accompaniments, like fresh Bavarian pretzels and spicy Thai peanuts. Residents find modern conveniences at the Rheem Valley Shopping Center, like pharmacies, shops, and a post office.
Quaint Italian bistro Amoroma Ristorante serves authentic Roman cuisine, pasta classics, cocktails from a full bar, local wine tastings, and weekend brunch. This fine dining experience boasts scratch-made pastas, gourmet and imported oils and cheeses, and a world-class selection of California and Italian wines. The elegant dining room at the Moraga Country Club offers a menu of elevated New American comfort food, as well as spectacular views of the fairway.
Things to Do
From higher education and golf clubs to exploring the great outdoors, Moraga is a town of many interests. One of the top universities in California, Saint Mary’s College boasts a nationally-renowned faculty and an incredible opportunity for academic curiosity, with over 41 majors and minors.
The stunning Moraga Country Club exemplifies country club life with its 22,000 square foot clubhouse, 18 hole golf course, tennis court, pool, and upscale restaurant. The lovely Moraga Commons Park is a family favorite. Spanning 40 scenic acres, this multi-use park is perfect for an afternoon picnic or a friendly game of volleyball. Show off your moves at the skatepark or bring the kids for a day of fun on the playground. The Moraga Community Trails provide a spectacular network of paths for walking, hiking, running, and exploring.
Moraga is home to several stellar educational opportunities, including:
Click on our interactive community map below to explore Moraga's neighborhoods, schools, parks, churches and swim clubs.