Great schools, weather, and easy access to San Francisco thanks to BART, as well as semi-rural country living makes Orinda a desirable place to live in the Bay Area. Large lots house lovely Spanish, Mediterranean, and contemporary-styled homes. Orinda’s open spaces attract road and mountain bikers and hikers along the extensive network of trails. The town’s small-scale shopping district is home to unique boutiques and restaurants. At the center of Orinda nightlife is Orinda Theatre Square, anchored by the Art Deco-styled Orinda Theater. The California Shakespeare Theater, located in Bruns Amphitheater, presents live shows in a gorgeous outdoor setting in the summer months.
1. Orinda Oaks Park – 12 acre hidden treasure
2. Village center & Theatre Square have a host of independent and main stream stores
3. Award winning schools K-12
4. Orinda Country Club
Favorite Spots Around Town
Founded in Berkeley over 50 years ago, Peet’s hand-roasted coffee is Orinda’s favorite go to craft coffee shop – all day.
Serving Western and Italian food in the area for nearly 90 years this neighborhood spot is quite unique. Locals rave about their fried chicken and prime beef.
Home of the CA Independent Film Festival, this historic 1940s-era four-screen theatre hosts blockbusters, concerts and events.
The Forth Bore
Craft beers, wines, full bar and restaurant with a lively weekly music scene.
Orinda is a commuters’ dream, with its own BART station in the center of town and several exits off CA Hwy24; I-680 is only a 10 minute drive east. Bus route 6 loops through the Lamorinda towns going past Miramonte high school. Orinda is also just a short 18 mile drive to downtown San Francisco.
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