The Charm of Beautiful Orinda
If you are looking for a lovely village that holds all the charm of seclusion and yet also has the convenience of being close to the excitement of the Bay Area, Orinda has what you want. Leafy streets, spacious surroundings, and a quiet yet friendly feeling make this a great place to call home.
Orinda is an excellent place to raise a family. Our Miramonte High School is ranked near the top of US News’ California 2600 public schools. Several highly regarded private schools are nearby, such as the Bentley School.
You can take BART to the city, or take a drive out into wine country, and then return home to the quiet of this community filled with beautiful homes and great opportunities to experience the best of life.
Located just above the fog belt, with the Oakland hills often keeping the fog away, Orinda enjoys cooling temperatures in the summer months, and sun during the winter. Moderate temperatures all year are the result. Views of the rolling hills and the cities beyond add visual appeal to the advantages of elevation.
The family-oriented culture of the village of around 20,000 is enhanced by beautiful parks, great schools, and a stunningly beautiful library.
Orinda’s school districts are highly rated for academic subjects and the student experience.
Take your choice of some of the finest parks in the Bay Area for your relaxation. During the summer, events in Community Park offer lively entertainment, with free concerts and food trucks making outdoor fun times a staple of the season.
If you want to experience sweeping views and a feeling of being completely away from the city, Briones Park will be a refuge for you. Acres of fields and wooded areas give you a taste of the wild right next to the urban hub.
For those who enjoy live theater, Orinda is a special treat. Enjoy the outdoor theater season at the California Shakespeare Theater, which also offers and all-year outreach program.
A lively film tradition based in the historic 1940s-era Orinda Theater includes a film festival each year during August. Its classic Art Deco theme is carried forward with films from earlier times. Wine bar restaurants and coffee shops are part of the ambience of the Theater District. If you are a food lover, Orinda holds many great opportunities for fine dining. Take your pick of the many cuisines offered, with forty-four restaurants in the downtown area.
The nearby Orinda Country Club, dating to 1924, with golf course, tennis courts, and day use for fitness facilities and aquatic exercise, is spectacularly beautiful, offering the very best in outdoor activities for all age groups.
Visitors coming? A fun day trip on the Redwood Valley Railway will bring a smile to any child, sharing the stately features of the countryside. Make a day of it!