Orinda is known for its beauty as the streets are lined with trees, lawns are manicured and covered in brightly colored flowers, and the downtown area is well-planned and easy to get around. The town is part of Contra Costa County, and is surrounded by beautiful green hills. Many homes, as well as other parts of the town, have... Show all »
Orinda is known for its beauty as the streets are lined with trees, lawns are manicured and covered in brightly colored flowers, and the downtown area is well-planned and easy to get around. The town is part of Contra Costa County, and is surrounded by beautiful green hills. Many homes, as well as other parts of the town, have beautiful vistas of the water and the hills. Real estate in the Orinda Country Club area is especially desired, since these homes have views of and easy access to the OCC golf course.
Orinda is within driving distance of some of the great Bay Area attractions such as Lake Tahoe, Napa and Sonoma Counties, and the Pacific Ocean. The town of Orinda is about 30 minutes from the city San Francisco and about 20 minutes east of the cultural center of Oakland. Orinda has a number of attractions such as boutiques, galleries, delicious restaurants and bars, a renowned California Shakespeare Festival, and the annual Orinda Film Festival.
Orinda is one of the wealthiest suburbs in the state, and also enjoys some of the best weather in the area. Real Estate in Orinda is premium. Living in the beautiful town of Orinda is a luxury few can afford, but, if you have the means, strongly consider buying a home here as it is arguably one of the most stunningly beautiful settings in the Bay Area. As stated on the city's website: "Natural beauty, excellent schools, safety, history, culture, serenity and its proximity to major San Francisco Bay locations and activities make Orinda a delightful place in which to live, visit, and shop."
Orinda also features a recently updated, state-of-the-art library which opened in 2001. With a new cafe, soothing fountains, and mountains of books and periodicals, the library serves as a perfect gathering place for children and adults. While buying real estate in Orinda is not inexpensive, Orinda residents enjoy quick access to Briones park, the Lafayette Reservoir, and to BART. Orinda's schools were mostly recently ranked as some of the best in the state of California, which help to keep real estate prices at a premium.
In February 2010, the average real estate home selling price in Orinda (94563) was $1,045,571. This figure includes both single family homes and condos. While this data is collected from the MLS and deemed reliable, it is not guaranteed. « Show less
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