There is no other place in Northern California like Lamorinda. The parks and outdoor spaces, the genuine people, the restaurants and unique shops; baseball, swim team and the boys of Fall; BBQs, pool parties, fire pit conversations, walks around the reservoir, date night at Postino and running into friends at Diablo Foods.
This is life in Lamorinda.
This is where your house becomes a home, friendships are forged, connections are made and you put down roots for this crazy journey we call life.
Things to do in Lamorinda
If you like to hike, bike, swim, play tennis, golf, walk or just get some good old fashion fresh air, you can’t beat Lamorinda and the East Bay. Mt. Diablo State Park, Briones Regional Park, Lafayette Reservoir, the Regional Trail, Moraga Commons, Orinda Community Center…the list goes on for places to let yourself free and soak up all the natural beauty in the Easy Bay.
Arts & Entertainment
There are many culture rich events to peruse. Be entertained by Moraga’s concert series, summer movies at Orinda Community Park, explore the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, or visit the Lesher Center for the Arts and see Spontaneous Shakespeare: An Improvised Comedy!
There’s nearly everything you can imagine from fine Art, the Ballet, the California Symphony, or Mardi Gras. Join themed parties and lobster dinner, dance, and multiple events as part of FUN fundraiser to support the children in our Lamorinda communities as well as Contra Costa County. And don’t forget all public schools have excellent music, art and dance programs.
Food / Shopping
Whether it’s restaurant row in Lafayette with new and exciting cuisine or family dining, you will have a lot to choose from. The town of Orinda and Theatre square offers many dining choices and Moraga with the newly opened Canyon Club Brewery is one of a several tasty eateries in Lamorinda. Looking for a more urban restaurant feel? Then head to downtown Walnut Creek where the choices are endless.
If you like to cook and bbq and appreciate gourmet foods, you can’t lose by visiting Diablo Foods or Whole Foods in Lafayette. As for threads (trendy or affordable) look no further than Lafayette’s Mt. Diablo Blvd. or head to Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza for a full range of high-end and well-priced clothing shops.
Acalanes Union High School District operates four traditional high schools. All four of them placed in the Top 100 for Best High Schools in California in 2019, according to Niche.com. One made the Top 5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 80% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 83% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
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