Moraga is a spectacular enclave of stunning homesites in a rolling sea of lush green hills.

The rural, cul-de-sac community of Moraga is the most remote of the trio of cities that make up Lamorinda. No freeways traverse this picturesque hamlet of the East Bay.

Originally part of an 1835 Mexican land grant, early development in 19th- and 20th-century Moraga was gradual. The Sacramento Northern Railroad arrived in the mid-1910s, and Saint Mary’s College of California established its home in the late 1920s and early 1930s. More recent growth did not occur until the 1960s.

Today, Moraga is a spectacular enclave of stunning homesites in a rolling sea of lush green hills. Offering a range of homes—from classic ranch to Mediterranean to ultra-modern—new residents can choose from an appealing mix of styles.

Individual neighborhoods provide a similar variety. Campolindo to the north is a tree-strewn oasis bordering vast reaches of open space. In the south, Sonsara maintains a more suburban lifestyle close to golfing and downtown Moraga. 

What to Love

  • Rolling hills and wide-open spaces

  • Seclusion and serenity

  • Endless hiking, biking, and equestrian trails

  • Elegant Spanish Renaissance-California Mission architecture of Saint Mary’s College

People & Lifestyle

Moraga appeals to many tastes and sensibilities. The area is a draw for all ages, with St. Mary’s helping to attract a younger crowd. The two largest groups—65 years or older and those 18 to 24—represent 20% and 16% of the population, respectively.

Adults are also well-established and highly educated. Median household income is just shy of $140,000, and over 80% of residents own their homes. 38% have a bachelor’s degree, and another 36% possess a master’s or higher. Moraga is often regarded as a top suburb in California to live in and raise a family.

Moraga Country Club

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Moraga features two bustling commercial districts. At the corner of Moraga Road and Moraga Way is the central downtown business area. It’s here you experience the weekly Moraga Farmers’ Market and its more than 40 farmers and vendors. Si Si Caffe is a popular coffee and tea shop a few blocks over.

Further north is the Rheem Valley Shopping center, comprised of an eclectic mix of mainstream stores and locally owned shops. Here, you will find the Art Deco (and memorabilia heavy) Rheem Theatre and many good eats. A few must-try restaurants include Ristorante Amoroma and the Szechuan and Mandarin Chef Chao Restaurant.

Saint Mary’s College provides a hot wintertime ticket with the men’s basketball games at McKeon Pavilion.

Things to Do

Moraga may be the smallest and most secluded of its Lamorinda neighbors, but there’s still much to do and see in this sleepy little hamlet. 

The town has over 50 acres of park space and approximately 50 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, with Moraga Commons (featuring a skate park) and Rancho Laguna being the two most popular. 260 acres are set aside as the Mulholland Ridge Open Space Preserve.

Every summer, the Moraga Commons Bandshell plays host to the Summer Concert Series. In September, the park welcomes the annual Moraga Pear Harvest & Festival.

A family-centric atmosphere reigns supreme at the Moraga Country Club—an HOA-planned urban development with over 500 private residences in the rolling hills of southwest Moraga. The club itself has a 22,000-square-foot clubhouse, restaurant, swimming pool, tennis courts, and an 18-hole golf course.


Both the Moraga Elementary School District and the Acalanes Union High School District serve the city of Moraga. Several excellent schools are within the city boundaries, including:

  • Donald L. Rheem Elementary School, K-5

  • Los Perales Elementary School, K-5

  • Camino Pablo Elementary School, K-5

  • Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School, 6-8

  • Campolindo High School, 9-12


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