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Arguably the most prestigious, and certainly one of the most lovely cities in Contra Costa County, Orinda is a lovely Contra Costa County bedroom community with a population of about 18,000 people. One of three cities (Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda) that make up an area referred to as "Lamorinda", Orinda puts the "INDA" in LAMORINDA! Preferred home to the boss, the CEO, and the professor, Orinda lies just over the hill from the world-renowned University of California at Berkeley. In fact, like Moraga, Lafayette, and Walnut Creek, the other cities located along the Hwy 24 corridor and belonging to the perenially award-winning Acalanes Union High School district, Orinda was largely settled by (and is still largely inhabited by) many a University of California Alumni and their family. It's no wonder, then, that education is highly prized and strongly supported in these towns, and as a result the schools are exemplary -- and the housing prices are accordingly steep... Add in a BART station, beautiful mature trees, rolling hills, and the fact that Orinda has access to "over the hill" regions via Fish Ranch Road and even San Pablo Dam Road, and one can grasp the appeal of Orinda. While Contra Costa County can get scorching hot in the summers, Orinda is the first Contra Costa County city east of the Caldecott Tunnell to catch the breeze when the winds roll in off the bay, and its mature foliage and hilly landscape help add shade, as well, to lessen the intense summer heat. Orinda also borders Tilden Park, one of the biggest and best regional parks in the bay area. The Acalanes Union High School district is one of the most consistently highly rated in all of California -- featuring the "fearsome foursome" of high schools in their corresponding cities: Miramonte in Orinda, Campolindo in Moraga, Acalanes in Lafayette, and Las Lomas in Walnut Creek. These four high schools send their graduates to the top-ranked universities in the country (and the world, in fact) at fairly prodigious rates -- most notably, of course, the nearby U.C. Berkeley. The California State Census in 2004 counted 6,759 residential housing units in Orinda, of which 6,258 were single family detached houses, 188 were single family attached homes, 306 were apartments, condos, or townhouses, and 7 were mobile homes. Orinda is Spanish for -- well, we won't say what Orinda is Spanish for... it's quite a strange translation, really ... You can reach the Orinda chamber of commerce at 925-254-3909. Baron & Chestney Real Estate offers full service discount realtors who will sell your Orinda 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 real estate rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. For all of your Orinda real estate needs, call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor, today!
Orinda is a young city, not having actually incorporated until 1985. Schools can rank in the 98th and 99th percentiles, which is to a large degree influenced by the great (ranked # 2 in the WORLD recently, behind only Harvard) academic institution that lies just over the hill from Orinda -- U.C. Berkeley. Orinda has one of the lowest crime rates in the state. Although the commute can be problematic due to the always gridlocked Caldecott tunnel, Orinda does have its own BART station. Orinda borders Tilden Park, which is one of the biggest and best regional parks in the entire bay area. Baron & Chestney Real Estate offers full service discount real estate brokers who will sell your Orinda home for a TOTAL real estate commission of only 2% to 4%! Buying an Orinda home? Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor 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. Whether buying a home, selling a home, or BOTH, A Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount real estate broker will save you THOUSANDS of dollars in realtor commissions on your next realty transaction! Call US first!