Orinda lies just east of Berkeley on the other side of the Caldecott Tunnel, and has been identified by Forbes at the second-most friendly town in America. With the convenient tunnel access and its own BART station, Orinda offers an easy commute to downtown Oakland, San Francisco and Walnut Creek. The scenic parks and trails beckon hikers and nature lovers from all over.
One of this affluent community’s major claims to fame is the internationally recognized California Shakespeare Theater, known affectionately as Cal Shakes, with casual outdoor performances each year from June to October.
Although the city of Orinda has been around more than 100 years, it was not incorporated until 1985. With excellent schools, natural beauty and convenient transportation, Orinda has a well-earned reputation for community pride and environmental awareness.
Orinda Theatre Square is a fine collection of shops and dining venues, and the iconic theater marquee is an easily-recognized landmark in the downtown area. Postcard-perfect, Orinda is more than just a pretty place — culture, historic preservation and community combine to make it a distinguished place to reside.