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Orinda, CA is a city of almost 19,000 people and is located in Contra Costa County adjacent to Highway 24. Just over the hill from Berkeley and Oakland, this city's central location allows rapid access to the East Bay, Contra Costa County, and San Francisco. Orinda is built among tree-covered hillsides, and its proximity to places like Tilden Park, and the Briones Regional Park, and Lafayette Reservoir area, make it a very appealing place to live. This pleasant ambiance, coupled with the fact that Orinda’s schools are ranked among the best in California make this a family friendly place to be. The earlier neighborhoods are characterized by ranch homes and Spanish style stucco homes, with their comfortable patios, wonderful trims and moldings, old growth trees, lots of green grass, and plants and flowers of every description. The newer contemporary homes incorporate many living levels, often walls of glass, and hillside views from most of them. So, whatever your choice, their should be a fit to match your taste.
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The Community Center, Playgrounds and Library are found on it's north side, as is the very handy BART station, which allows immediate access to anywhere in the Bay area for those who need to commute daily. Orinda is very proud of it's handsomely restored Art Deco style Orinda Theater. Surrounding the theater are specialty shops that allow a pleasant place to shop for toys, cup cakes and treats, coffee, or just a special spot to sit and have lunch with a friend. The city is especially known for its California Shakespere Theater, which annually attracts large audiences to see the many fine productions in the hillside venue.