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Moraga is a secluded bedroom community in Contra Costa County, located in the hills between Orinda and Lafayette. Whereas Orinda and Lafayette border Hwy 24, Moraga is way back in the hills, and is relatively difficult to find and inaccessible -- accessed by a few narrow winding roads that are quite congested during commute hours. The crime rate is very low -- and the joke is that the reason for that fact is that criminals don't want to make the trip all the way up to Moraga, and/or they couldn't find it! The population of Moraga is about 17,000 people. As with many bay area cities, Moraga is notoriously anti-development, fighting new construction at every opportunity. Moraga puts the MOR in Lamorinda (Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda). The schools are excellent, as Moraga's Campolindo High is a member of the award-winning Acalanes Union High School District, along with Miramonte in Orinda, Acalanes in Lafayette, and Las Lomas in Walnut Creek. One very special feature: Lamorinda kids ride school buses, just as children in most other parts of the country do. (California's Proposition 13 is the reason that public school buses are not provided in California. In most states in the U.S., the property taxes pay for public school buses.) The only difference is that the bus is not free like it is in most parts of the U.S. -- Lamorinda residents must pay. However, at $300 per year per student, the fare seems fair, so to speak... Moraga has a remote, country feel to it. Strangely, though, it has very little park space, however -- with the exception being the 20 acre commons in the middle of town. City hall runs recreation programs for kids and adults, though. Moraga is also the home of St. Mary's College. In 2004, the California State Census counted 5,773 residential housing units in Moraga, of which 4,010 were single family detached houses, 968 were single family attached homes, 788 were apartments, condos, and townhouses, and 7 were mobile homes. Of all of these, 85% are owner occupied. You can reach the Chamber of Commerce at 925-376-0150. Baron & Chestney Real Estate features full service discount real estate brokers that will sell your Moraga home for a TOTAL realtor commission of 2% to 4% only! Buying a home? Call a Baron & chestney Real Estate discount broker first! Our home buyer rebate program will get you a realtor rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. For all of your Moraga real estate needs, call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor, today!
Moraga puts the MOR in Lamorinda, the area made up of Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda, three upscale cities along the Hwy 24 corridor. Moraga's crime rates are low -- mostly because criminals can't find the place or don't want to be bothered making the long drive up there! It is accessed via a few long, winding, narrow roads, which make it less inviting a target. The schools rank among the best in the state, and are one of the biggest selling points for homes in Moraga. The negative points are traffic in and out of the town, and intense heat in the summer. Baron & Chestney Real Estate features full service discount realtors that will sell your Moraga home for a TOTAL real estate commission of only 2% to 4%! Buying a home in Moraga? Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount real estate broker first! Our home buyer rebate program will get you a real estate rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. Whether selling a home, buying a home, or BOTH, a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor will save you THOUSANDS of dollars in realtor commissions on your next realty transaction! Call US first!