Welcome to Moraga
A tight-knit sense of community, top-rated schools, rural serenity, and close proximity to one of the nation’s most vibrant urban regions are just a few of the aspects of life in Moraga which locals cherish. Nestled on the opposite side of the mountains from Oakland, commutes into the city for work and fun are easy, thanks to a nearby BART station. One of the hidden gems of the Bay Area features an agreeable climate throughout the year, plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, and offers a quiet sense of seclusion from the sometimes-chaotic pace of city life.
Moraga is rich in Mexican heritage and was first a Mexican land grant. The establishment of a major regional railroad in the first half of the 20th century ran through the center of town and aided in community growth. Today, Moraga is home to expansive homes on oversized lots boasting quintessential California style, mature greenery, and an unmatched level of peace and quiet.
What to Love
- One of Northern California’s most peaceful communities
- Abundance of outdoor amusements, events, and other recreational activities
- Located close to a BART station, providing easy transportation throughout the region
The Bay Area is often seen as a tremendously fast-paced urban environment known for its heavy involvement with the ever-evolving tech field. Moraga locals are afforded close proximity to Oakland and San Francisco to work in these exciting careers, but are fortunate enough to have a peaceful refuge to retreat back home to at the end of the day. Locally, children attend high-performing schools, neighbors are friendly, and the community is fraught with opportunities to enjoy one of the most pleasant climates in the nation. Locals have found these uncomplicated pleasures, reminiscent of more simple times, are often the missing link within other busier NoCal communities.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Moraga is home to a variety of entertainment options, delicious restaurants, and recreational opportunities. From cozy comfort dishes to energetic afternoons on the golf course, Moraga residents are never short of activities to fill their days spent out of the office.
For two decades, Amoroma has been a routine comfort among Moraga locals. This bistro specializes in cozy Italian favorites, while also hosting a lively weekend brunch, regular wine tastings, and offering a selection of Northern California vinos for guests to take back home.
San Francisco is home to some of the best Asian cuisine in the country and Moraga was not excluded from this great privilege. Noodle Theory is a chic eatery serving Pan-Asian fare, with their ramen, curries, and Asian-style wings being some of the top sellers among the local crowd.
After dinner, locals can enjoy a movie at the Rheem Theater. First constructed in 1957, the Rheem began as a massive 1,000-seat venue before being converted into a concert venue, and then the six-screen cinema it is today. In its concert venue days, the Rheem hosted some of the most famous names in the world, such as Johnny Cash, The Righteous Brothers, and many others.
Tranquil afternoons out of the office are frequently enjoyed at the Moraga Country Club. Members can benefit from a variety of fabulous amenities. A challenging course, putting green, and driving range are perfect places for guests to relax and unwind, as are the several tennis courts, swimming pool, and dining options.
Things To Do
Moraga is one of the most beautiful places in Northern California, known for their several parks, preserves, and outdoor gatherings. The Lafayette-Moraga Trail stretches just over seven and a half miles of pristine hiking, biking, and equestrian pathways across Lamorinda. Nearby, Moraga Commons Park spans across over 40 acres, offering visitors a plethora of amenities. Sporting fields and courts, a splash pad, and picnic facilities are favorite spots within the park, as is the Lamorinda Skatepark. These parks host a regular rotation of seasonal celebrations, such as the Fourth of July fireworks display. On a more regular basis, the Moraga Farmers’ Market is held every Sunday throughout the year. Over 40 local vendors set up shop for locals to purchase fresh produce, cold refreshments, hot coffee, desserts, and more.
Lamorinda has no shortage of highly performing campuses, and Moraga is no exception. Excellent educational opportunities await at: