Moraga is a sleepy yet affluent town located just south of Lafayette and Orinda. It part of the area locals call La-mor-inda, a nickname that incorporates the names of all three communities. Although Moraga is somewhat off the beaten path, its proximity to Orinda makes commuting to San Francisco or other Bay Area destinations via BART or Highway 24 a viable option. For those knowledgeable long-time residents there is also the backway – a route through Canyon into either Oakland or Castro Valley
Moraga’s quiet country atmosphere is only part of its charm. A pleasant Mediterranean climate, a low crime rate, excellent schools, and a close-knit community have helped give Moraga the reputation of being one of the best-kept secrets in the Bay Area. With a certified, year-round Farmers’ Market, 4th of July celebrations, free summertime concerts, and miles of hiking and walking trails, Moraga offers plenty of entertainment and recreational opportunities for kids and adults alike.
Although Moraga isn’t in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the big city, it boasts the amenities and services necessary for everyday life. If you are looking for a home in Moraga, what you will find is an easy-paced lifestyle, in beautiful surroundings, with all the conveniences of the nearby cities. Moraga is only a short distance away from Walnut Creek, Concord, Berkeley, and Oakland.
As one would expect from a city highly ranked on Forbes List of Most Expensive Zip Codes in the United States, homes in Moraga are not inexpensive. Many homes in Moraga were built during the 1960s and ’70s, which will appeal to the mid-century ranch enthusiast, while beautifully appointed homes on large lots appeal to the homeowner looking for a country estate. For the house-hunter looking for amenities like swimming, golf and tennis, a single family homes or a townhome or condominium in the Moraga Country Club just might fill the bill.
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