Welcome to Moraga
The town of Moraga is tucked away in the picturesque East Bay of California between the Orinda and Lafayette in Contra Costa County. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the rural town nestled away from the main drag and its urban noise has quite a history. The town's name honors Joaquin Moraga, a descendant of the illustrious Californios, a family of notable explorers from the 18th century.
Homes in Moraga are diverse, with newer builds and older, historic single-family properties nestled along the town’s picture-perfect countryside. A mix of apartments and condominiums is available as well. The Moraga Country Club is charmingly positioned along pastoral hills, offering a classy fusion of club-style atmospheres and scenic views.
What to Love
- Small, rural town atmosphere
- Lots of parks and green spaces
- Several retirement communities
Moraga has a friendly, small-town atmosphere that feels reminiscent of older times. It’s not uncommon to see neighbors taking leisurely walks in the neighborhood or children playing in their front yards. Moraga, California, is well known for its parks and recreational amenities where locals gather to enjoy nature.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Moraga is full of exquisite eateries and cafes where you can satisfy your taste buds. To get a taste of what this city has to offer, be sure to stop by Chef Chao Restaurant, China Moon, and Golden Palace Restaurant for a quick bite.
The area’s two shopping plazas, Rheem Valley Shopping Center and Moraga Shopping Center, are perfect for all ages, as its center is great for parents who want to grab a cup of coffee and let their children roam and play.
The historic Rheem Theater, built in 1957 by Donald Rheem, is a famous spot for entertainment and film enthusiasts. While there, watch the latest blockbuster or delight in an indie film.
Grab fresh produce, artisan goods, and homemade baked bread and pastries every Saturday at the Moraga Farmers’ Market.
Things to Do
There are many things to do and sites to explore in Moraga. Locals and visitors like to visit the Classic Film Hall of Fame and Museum to view exhibits, participate in events, and enroll in its educational programs. There is also the Saint Mary's College Museum of Art which has a permanent collection of more than 5,000 works, making it a landmark for art in Northern California.
There are also many parks and other outdoor areas in Moraga that provide an incredible getaway into nature. You can take a stroll or have a picnic in any of the parks.
Go swimming, play racquetball, or enjoy a round of golf at the Moraga Country Club. This elegant club has plenty of activities to keep its members entertained all day long. Attend a Campolindo High School football game. These thrilling sporting events are popular with both recent students and alumni.
The Moraga School District and the Acalanes Union High School District serve the community of Moraga. Moraga is home to the nationally-ranked Campolindo High School. Incredible educational opportunities in the area include:
- Camino Pablo Elementary
- Donald Rheem Elementary
- Los Perales Elementary
- Joaquin Moraga Intermediate
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