Orinda Ca real estate is located in a family-oriented community in a semi-rural valley on the east side of the Oakland/Berkeley hills. Orinda is situated immediately east of the Caldecott Tunnel on Highway 24.
It is a serene setting, with tree-studded streets, numerous parks and playgrounds and a fabulous country club. Orinda is surrounded by natural beauty including Tilden Park, San Pablo Reservoir, Briones Open Space and the Lafayette Reservoir.
Highlights of the town include the beautifully renovated Orinda Theatre (which originally opened in 1941), and the Bruns Ampitheatre, which does Shakespeare productions by the award-winning Cal Shakes Theater Company.
Orinda schools are consistently ranked among the best in California, and it’s proximity to San Francisco and the rest of the bay make this an ideal place to call home.
Adjacent to Orinda, Lafayette is another Contra Costa County gem. Like Orinda, the majority of homes are mid-century ranch style, which makes for easy family living. There’s a quaint downtown area and oak trees lined streets. The Lafayette Library and Learning Center hosts a muriad of events throughout the year.
Oh, and did I mention the climate? The fog melts away at the crest of hills that border Orinda – so you have more sun (and swimming pools!), here than in bayside in Alameda County. It’s hotter in the summer, and cooler at night… east coasters might even say the area is close to having real weather!
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