Orinda

Forbes magazine recognizes as one of the friendliest towns in America.

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Welcome to Orinda

Discover the scenic beauty of Orinda, nestled in lush rolling hills with breathtaking views. This 12 square-mile city, located in Contra Costa County, east of Berkeley, offers a small-town ambiance, a welcoming family-friendly atmosphere, and an idyllic landscape. Forbes magazine recognizes Orinda as one of the friendliest towns in America, and its easy access to major Bay Area cities, just a 30-minute BART train ride to San Francisco, enhances its appeal.
 
Orinda's real estate showcases elegant properties built by the town's first summer residents, alongside stunning custom-built estates. The housing options range from sprawling, oak-filled lots with views of Lake Cascade to modest family-friendly neighborhoods and prestigious gated communities. With its serene charm and proximity to urban amenities, Orinda is a perfect place to call home.
 
The affluent community of Orinda is a hub for successful urban professionals and vibrant families. Whether drawn by excellent schools or seeking a tranquil neighborhood, residents find a quiet, family-centric haven in Orinda. The town's rich cultural scene and warm, friendly atmosphere make it an ideal home for everyone, from school children to retirees.
 

Activities

Redwood Valley Railway in Orinda is a family favorite open year round on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 11AM - 6PM (weather permitting). During the winter months the railroad closes early at nightfall. The Steam Train provides a unique and picturesque experience as it takes riders along a scenic ridge aboard a scaled-down steam train. Catch a movie or concert series at the Orinda Theatre. Opened in 1941, this cinema not only screens current hits but also preserves a sense of nostalgia through its original lobby and main theater. Grab a delicious bite at Saffron Indian Restaurant and Bar. The family owned restaurant takes great pride in their culinary tradition, viewing cooking as an expression of love. They extend a warm invitation for you to leisurely savor the meticulously crafted, slow-cooked creations by their Dad-Chef, Amrit Lal Sharma.
 

Schools

Overview for Orinda, CA

19,497 people live in Orinda, where the median age is 49 and the average individual income is $128,328. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

19,497

Total Population

49 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$128,328

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Orinda, CA

Orinda has 7,252 households, with an average household size of 2.68. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Orinda do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,497 people call Orinda home. The population density is 1,517.08 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

19,497

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

49

Median Age

48.93 / 51.07%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
7,252

Total Households

2.68

Average Household Size

$128,328

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Separated

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Orinda, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Orinda. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Holden High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Wagner Ranch Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Sleepy Hollow Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Glorietta Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Orinda Intermediate
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Del Rey Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

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