Even if it wasn't my hometown, Orinda would be dear to my heart. It’s beautifully quaint. It’s surrounded by legendary hiking and biking trails. It’s just a few BART stops from San Francisco.
But perhaps my most favorite thing about Orinda is the people. Families who want to raise their children in a peaceful environment with room to roam. Empty nesters who treasure the long-time neighbors. Older folks who love being close to their grandkids.
And while it’s a bit smaller than Lafayette—about 18,500 people—it still has plenty of amenities for modern families including terrific restaurants, a grand movie theater, world-class schools (every Orinda school is a California Distinguished School), and plenty of recreation opportunities.
I’ve lived in Orinda for almost my entire live, and most of my family still lives here, too. I know and love every inch of it and can give you a unique insider’s perspective that can help you pick your perfect home.
Chamber of Commerce
Orinda Chamber of Commerce