welcome home to orinda
Nestled in the hills just east of San Francisco, Orinda combines small-town charm, friendliness, and safety with easy transit access to Oakland and San Francisco. And with a mild, sunny climate, well-to-do neighbors, top-rated schools, and extensive green space, Orinda offers exceptional quality of life to all.
If your children’s education is a top priority for you, you’re in the right place: Orinda schools rank among the best in the state. All Orinda schools are California Distinguished Schools, and three of them have earned prestigious California Gold Ribbon status. Making pickups & drop-offs easy whatever your kids’ ages, J&J Ranch is within 1.2 miles of elementary, middle, and high schools.
Orinda is surrounded by over 10,000 acres of parkland dedicated to hiking, horseback riding, and biking, including Briones Regional Park, Lafayette Reservoir, Sibley Regional Preserve, and Siesta Valley — in addition to local parks and trails. And with golf, swimming, and tennis at three nearby country clubs, there are many ways to enjoy Orinda’s 250+ days of sunshine per year.
✩Orinda: 85/100 comfort index score from Sperling’s Best Places
Despite its secluded location, J & J ranch is just 3.5 miles from the Orinda BART station (about a ten-minute drive or 18-minute bike). From there, it’s only a 10-minute train ride out to Walnut Creek, 13 minutes to downtown Oakland, or 26 minutes to downtown San Francisco. So wherever you are commuting to, you can likely say goodbye to the frustration of sitting in traffic.
With almost 60 restaurants and bars packed into downtown Orinda, there’s something for everyone to eat and drink just a few miles away from J & J Ranch. Try American, Chinese, Greek, Hawaiian, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, or Thai cuisine, plus brunch spots, burgers, cafés, delis, grills, pizza, and steak houses — and then finish your evening with a movie at the historic 1941 Orinda theatre.