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Orinda lifestyle: serene surroundings, superior education, outdoor sports, and more

Orinda offers small-town charm, safety, and beauty, but with easy access to big-city job markets. Top schools, 250+ sunny days a year, almost 60 local restaurants, multiple regional parks, and three country clubs mean there’s something for everyone.


welcome home to orinda

Nestled in the East Bay hills, Orinda combines small-town charm, friendliness, and safety with easy transit access to Oakland and San Francisco. And with a mild, sunny climate, top-rated schools, and extensive green space, Orinda offers exceptional quality of life to all.

Students at one of Orinda’s top-ranked elementary schools

superlative schools

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.

Live oak at one of the nearby East Bay Regional Parks

outdoor opportunities

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.

Those parks are 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

Orinda BART station is 10 minutes from Walnut Creek, 13 minutes to Oakland, and 26 minutes to San Francisco.

convenient commutes

Despite its secluded location, J & J ranch is just three and a half miles from the Orinda BART station (about a ten-minute drive or 18-minute, not-too-hilly bike ride).

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.  

Downtown Orinda has almost 60 bars and restaurants.

easy eats

With almost 60 restaurants and bars packed into downtown Orinda, there’s something for every occasion 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.


Nearby Orinda & Moraga points of interest

Map of attractions and points of interest in Orinda and Moraga, near J & J Ranch custom home development.

For more about local landmarks and events, visit the Orinda Chamber of Commerce, or the Dana Green Team’s website for info about neighboring Lafayette. Ready to make an appointment? Let’s talk!