When you’re looking for the ideal place to settle in to call home – a place that has rustic beauty, community resources, and an array of recreational opportunities, a place just east of the city of Berkeley, check out Orinda, California. Orinda, California was ranked by Forbes as the second friendliest places to live in America. Situated in Contra Costa County, Orinda is an attractive residential area for highly educated professionals who commute to Oakland, San Francisco, and Walnut Creek. The commute makes it easier to separate work life from home life, so that when you’re home, you can enjoy all that Orinda has to offer.

Orinda, California is home to a population of approximately 19,003 residents in the 94563 zip code. Residents living in Orinda earn average annual household incomes of $171,113, significantly above the California state average annual household income of $64,500. Homes in the area hold average values well over a million dollars, far over the $449,100 state’s average home value.

There are several schools within Orinda’s city limits. Area schools within the Orinda Union School District include Del Rey Elementary, Glorietta Elementary, Sleepy Hollow Elementary, and Wagner Ranch Elementary and Orinda Intermediate. The sole high school, Miramonte High School, is governed by the Acalanes Union High School District. Each of those two districts is recognized for academic excellence as the highest ranked in its category in the state. The schools are infused with enthusiasm for their athletic teams.

There’s also a branch of the Contra Costa Public Library System in Orinda.

Orinda is chock full of parks and trails, including Tilden Regional Park, spanning 2,079 acres featuring hiking trails, a golf course, Lake Anza, and a carousel. And the weather is nearly perfect for enjoying active outdoor lifestyles. Orinda receives approximately 29 inches of rain each year, but no snow. Summer high temperatures average around 82 degrees while winter lows hover well above freezing at a comfortable 40 degrees.

Since 1924, one of the area’s prized gems is the Orinda Country Club. The club features a spectacular golf course, swimming, tennis, and excellent dining, all while rubbing elbows with your friends and peers in a place that makes you feel welcomed and like you belong. With its awe-inspiring scenery and elegant atmosphere, the Orinda Country Club is also a beautiful venue for weddings and special events.

Orinda is also recognized for the year-round swim team, Orinda Aquatics. More than two thousand swimmers usually compete annually in the middle of August.

Orinda, California is an affluent community nestled in the rolling hills of Contra Costa County. Sprawling homes are situated on expansive lots in a community where members enjoy the opportunities to relax in the comforts of home, but also to get out and engage, socializing with friends and neighbors at an array of area events.

Living in Orinda, California lends itself to an active lifestyle in a vibrant, thriving community. Within Orinda there’s a variety of restaurants and recreational options, but with its proximity to surrounding areas, residents of Orinda are moments away from accessing anything their hearts desire.

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