A quiet, community-driven town with upscale amenities and rural beauty.

Welcome to Orinda


With lush rolling hills and breathtaking views, Orinda is a study in bucolic beauty. This picturesque 12 square-mile city is located in Contra Costa County, east of Berkley, in a semi-rural valley. Orinda offers a small-town feel, a warm, family-friendly atmosphere, and an idyllic landscape. Named one of the friendliest towns in America by Forbes magazine, Orinda also offers easy access to the Bay area’s biggest cities. A quick ride on the BART train gets you to San Francisco in 30 minutes.
Orinda began back in the 1920s, when 1,200 acres were designated as the town site and residents of nearby cities discovered its rural charm and started building summer homes on the tree-lined hillsides. In 1937, the Caldecott Tunnel was completed and Orinda began to take off. Today, this wild beauty offers a peaceful, country-style respite to those working in bustling Bay Area cities.   
Orinda real estate includes those elegant properties originally built by the town’s first summer residents, as well as stunning custom-built estates. Here you’ll also find sprawling, oak-filled lots with spectacular views of Lake Cascade and the surrounding pastoral splendor, modest family-friendly neighborhoods, and prestigious gated communities. With its captivating serenity and small-town charm, as well as proximity to big city amenities, Orinda is the perfect place to call home.

What to Love

  • Welcoming atmosphere
  • Breathtaking views
  • Cultural events
  • Sprawling estates
  • Convenient access to Bay Area cities


People & Lifestyle

The affluent Orinda is home to a successful and vibrant community. Most residents are urban professionals working in nearby Bay Area cities, or young families seeking out excellent schools and a tranquil neighborhood. The quiet, family-centric Orinda, with its rich cultural scene and warm, friendly atmosphere makes the perfect home for everyone from school children to retirees.


Tour Lamorinda with us

Click on our interactive community map below to explore Orindas's neighborhoods, schools, parks, churches and swim clubs.





A primary reason families move to Orinda is the continuous top-rated, award-winning schools. Orinda's schools are the bedrock of it's family oriented community. A summary of the schools is below and a copy of the Orinda public school boundary map can be found here. Click on the interactive map above to view the location of pre-schools as well as public and private K-12 schools.




There are four public elementary schools in Orinda. Sleepy Hollow Elementary services most of Sleepy Hollow as well as Orinda Downs, Orinda View, Charles Hill and Sundown Terrace. El Toyonal, Claremont, Knickbocker and the Country Club neighborhoods feed into Wagner Ranch Elementary. Glorietta Elementary primarily services Overhill, Glorietta and parts of Alice. Del Ray Elementary is dedicated to Alice, Lost Valley and Del Ray neighborhoods.




Orinda Intermediate School serves grades 6-8 and is Orinda's only middle school. Orinda Intermediate is located just off of Moraga Way on Ivy Drive.




Miramonte High School is the only high school in Orinda and is located off of Moraga Way on the border of Moraga.


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