WELCOME TO MORAGA
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 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.
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 and its more than 40 farmers and vendors. 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 and the Szechuan and Mandarin .
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 and approximately , 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 . In September, the park welcomes the annual .
A family-centric atmosphere reigns supreme at the —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 and the 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