Located east of San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. Moraga is a peaceful town of approximately 16,000 people. Home to Saint Mary’s college. Moraga enjoys a moderate climate, with warm, dry summers and cool winters. The coastal fog is a welcome reprieve from hot summer days. The town is situated within a valley, with the surrounding rolling hillsides providing plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, including, cycling, hiking, and horseback riding trails.
Welcome to Moraga
Moraga offers many options when it comes to real estate. From condominium living to larger and luxury home styles, there is something for everyone. Recently-constructed houses offer the finest in modern living, while historic properties dating back to the area’s earliest founding are rich in character. The most popular architectural styles include Spanish, Traditional Ranch, and Contemporary. Moraga was founded by Joaquin Moraga, grandson of San Francisco’s original Presidio Jose Joaquin Moraga, in the 19th century. The Moraga Abode is now a local historic landmark.
Attractive modern homes live up to the founding Moraga family’s pedigree, offering luxurious and rural-feeling living within easy reach of San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Oakland and Berkeley.
What to Love
- Gorgeous rolling hillsides
- Wonderful outdoor recreation spaces
- Laid-back lifestyle
- Quiet & peaceful
- Close proximity to freeway access & BART
- Spacious and attractive homes
- Outstanding local schools
People & Lifestyle
Moraga’s relaxed charm makes this an ideal place for those who want to keep the city within reach while enjoying a peaceful small-town lifestyle. The great outdoors extends in all directions, with fantastic trails, parks, and wilderness preserves. Many residents commute into San Francisco, Oakland or other nearby job centers, via Highway 24, 680, or the BART rail system.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Restaurants within Moraga itself include the Sicilian-style La Finestra. Heading north along Moraga Road, many more great eateries are clustered around the intersection. Highlights here include vegan Bagaan and international cuisine including Thai, Sichuan, and sushi r
estaurants. This is also the site of the Rheem Valley Shopping Center, which includes a TJ Maxx and HomeGoods. In addition, Moraga hosts a small farmers market known for its excellent produce.
Things to Do
The surrounding nature is a major Moraga attraction. The vast Redwood Regional Park sprawls over 1,830 tree-shaded acres to Moraga’s west. Redwood Park’s tranquil trails are a fantastic spot for hiking or horseback riding. Las Trampas on Moraga’s east side has trails winding over the beautiful rolling landscape. There are also several excellent parks, including family-friendly Moraga Commons Park which features picnic areas, a splash fountain, bocce ball courts, a nine-hole disc-golf course, and a skate park. Rancho Laguna borders 100’s of miles of preserved open space and near Upper San Leandro Reservoir and offers a quiet environment for outdoor activities, picnics, or quiet meditation.The elegant members-only Moraga Country Club has a beautiful 18-hole course, along with a restaurant, swimming, and tennis facilities. Moraga Arts Gallery showcases the work of talented local artists, and Moraga's historic Rheem Theatre home to the annual CAIFF Film Festival shows Hollywood blockbusters and independent films alike.
Interesting local historic properties include the romantic Spanish-style Hacienda De Las Flores.
The excellent local education facilities are another source of entertainment. Saint Mary’s college basketball team has enjoyed a plethora of success at the national level, while Campolindo High School’s dramatic and orchestral performances are outstanding as well as their athletic successes.
Moraga’s residents enjoy access to some of the best schools in the country through the Moraga and Acalanes Unified High School Districts.
- Donald L. Rheem Elementary: Grades K-5, Public (ranked best in the district and among top 3% in California)
- Camino Pablo Elementary School
- Los Perales Elementary School
- Joaquin Moraga Intermediate: Grades 6-8, Public (ranked among top 2% in California)
- Campolindo High: Grades 9-12, Public (ranked 10th best high school in California)