Orinda Homes for Sale

Welcome to Orinda CA Real Estate & LIfestyle!  Ranked as the second most friendly town in America by Forbes, the city of Orinda is a family-oriented community located in a semi-rural valley on the east side of the Oakland/Berkeley Hills, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Orinda is a safe, quiet, bucolic place to live! For families with kids, schools in Orinda are consistently ranked among the best in California. The tree-studded hillsides of the 12.8-square-mile city contribute to its natural beauty. Orinda is also surrounded by the picturesque natural settings of Tilden Regional Park, San Pablo Reservoir, Briones Open Space and the Lafayette Reservoir. Orinda is home to approximately 17,643 residents, many of which are affluent suburban professionals who commute to downtown Oakland, San Francisco, and Walnut Creek.

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Situated immediately east of the Caldecott Tunnel on Highway 24, Orinda is also served by Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART).  Its location provides a more rustic landscape, and the community’s many parks and trails make it a popular destination for many Bay Area hikers and naturalists. Orinda residents enjoy a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. The Oakland hills often block the cool, foggy conditions that can be seen in Oakland and the inner bay. Neighboring cities include Berkeley, Oakland, Moraga, Lafayette, and Walnut Creek. The zip code for Orinda CA real estate is 94563.

Real Estate & Housing Overview

An affluent Bay Area suburb, Orinda has a median home value of $1.4M. Home appreciation is at 22.95% over the last 10 years, and the median age of Orinda CA real estate is around 54 years. The community’s lush rolling hills are filled with well maintained, sprawling homes situated in beautiful, natural surroundings, and much of Orinda real estate offers breathtaking views. Whatever type of home you have in mind, from single-family homes in quiet, family-friendly neighborhoods to sprawling estates in private gated communities, you are certain to find it in Orinda!

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For more information about available Orinda CA homes for sale, please give  Glenn Allen, Orinda CA real estate agent, a call today at (925) 709-1000 or fill out the online contact form and he will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Work with Glenn for unmatched expertise on Orinda CA real estate.  Along with his professional team, Glenn will put his years of experience and local knowledge to work for you!


The median household income in Orinda is $166,866. A thriving economy like Orinda’s helps the tax base (so there’s more money for city improvements). Orinda’s unemployment rate is only 4.9%, with future job growth over the next ten years predicted to be at 40.23%. While employment opportunities often play a big part in why people move to an area, a community’s unemployment rate is also a major indicator of an economy’s overall health. Strategically positioned, Orinda offers easy access to major employment centers in the Bay Area.  

Schools & Education

Orinda is proud of its top-ranking schools. The community has four public elementary schools, including Wagner Ranch Elementary School, Sleepy Hollow Elementary School, Glorietta Elementary School, and Del Rey Elementary School. The only middle school in Orinda is Orinda Intermediate School. Together, these five schools comprise the Orinda Union School District.  High school students attend Miramonte High School, which is part of the Acalanes Union High School District. Both districts are noted for their academic excellence and each is the highest ranked in California in its category, according to the state Academic Performance Index. The largest universities, closest to Orinda, include University of California-Berkeley, San Francisco State University, and California State University-East Bay.  

 Outdoor Recreation  

Orinda’s many parks and trails make it a destination for Bay Area hikers and naturalists: The Orinda Community Center Park & Tennis Courts offers a large open grass area, two playground areas, picnic and barbecue areas, and three lighted tennis courts. Orinda borders Tilden Regional Park, a 2,079-acre park that contains hiking trails, a golf course, Lake Anza and a carousel.  Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area, a sizable park featuring a reservoir, hiking trails, and activities such as fishing & boating. San Pablo Reservoir offers opportunities to get on the water or view the lake from hiking trails and picnic spots (boat launch & boat/ kayak rentals)

The Arts & Film

The historic Orinda Theatre is home to The California Independent Film Festival (CAIFF), a  collaboration of multi-talented filmmakers. It celebrates diversity, human rights, and freedom of expression through an array of dramatic and comedic feature films, shorts and moving documentaries.  The California Shakespeare Theater (“Cal Shakes”) is a regional theater with a performance space, the Lt. G. H. Bruns III Memorial Amphitheater located in Orinda. The Theater’s conservatory operates throughout the year, featuring programs for children, teenagers, young actors, teachers, and adults.  


Orinda Theater Square offers premier shops, casual, yet upscale dining, health and beauty services, and all the latest movie releases at an iconic theater, located off Highway 24 in Orinda. Orinda Village Square includes Rite Aid, a bank, a bookstore, and several shops. There are also several major shopping malls in the Tri-Valley to choose from, including Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, Blackhawk Plaza in Danville, Paragon Outlets Livermore Valley in Livermore, Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton, and Sun Valley Mall in Concord.

Hospitals/Medical Centers

The closest hospitals/medical centers medical serving Orinda residents include John Muir Medical Group,  Sutter Alta Bates Medical Center: Herrick Campus, Summit Hospital, and Alameda Health System Hospital


State Highway 24 provides access to San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley via the Caldecott Tunnel running under the Berkeley Hills. The average one-way commute in Orinda takes 22 minutes. 71% of commuters drive their own car alone, 21% carpool with others, 1% take mass transit and 3% of residents work from home.  The County Connection transit agency provides bus service throughout the East Bay communities of Orinda, Alamo, Danville, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Walnut Creek, Clayton, Lafayette, Moraga, Danville, and San Ramon. The nearest major airport is Oakland International Airport, located 18 miles from the center of Orinda. San Francisco International Airport is about a 29-mile drive away and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport is about 48 miles from town.  

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Glenn Allen, Licensed REALTOR® – Orinda CA Real Estate Specialists – Call Today! (925) 709.1000    

We are a real estate team serving Contra Costa and surrounding counties. Over the past 25 years, we have dedicated ourselves to helping our clients buy, sell and refurbish properties in the San Francisco Bay Area. We go beyond the fundamentals of effective pricing and marketing and help you make decisions to get top dollar for the sale of your home or top value for your purchase. We focus on Costa County real estate in the following communities, but not limited to:

If you are ready to start looking at homes for sale in Orinda CA, you will need a top Orinda CA real estate agent to help you navigate the market. REALTOR® Glenn Allen has years of experience helping his clients buy homes. Glenn is extremely knowledgeable about the local market and can help educate you on the best neighborhoods, as well as help you evaluate the features, benefits, and amenities of your favorite choices.

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If you’re considering selling your home, Glenn and his team utilize the latest cutting-edge real estate marketing tools to expose your property to the widest range of potential buyers. Your home will be aggressively marketed to sell as quickly as possible and for the best price. Along with the help of his professional team, Glenn will use his experience and expertise to guide you throughout the home buying or selling process!  

Please give REALTOR® Glenn Allen, Orinda CA real estate specialist, a call today at (925) 709-1000 or fill out the online contact form, and he will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

Glenn Allen, REALTOR®
ProTeam Realty, Inc. BRE 1870055
Phone: 925.709.1000
Mail: Team@talktoglenn.com

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