Welcome to Orinda

Orinda (approx. pop. 18,500) was recently ranked the second most friendly town in America by Forbes. The town is located just east of Berkeley and is home to many affluent suburban professionals who commute to downtown Oakland, San Francisco, and Walnut Creek. Its location provides for a more rustic landscape, and Orinda’s many parks and trails make it a destination for many Bay Area hikers and naturalists. Orinda is a family-oriented community with a semi-rural setting. In contrast to the more urban existence of the surrounding area, the tree-studded hillsides of the 12.8 square-mile city contribute to Orinda’s aesthetic beauty. Natural beauty, excellent schools, safety, culture and close proximity to major San Francisco Bay locations and activities make Orinda a very popular place for families.

Quick Facts

Population

19,003

Female

9,634

Male

9,369

  • White
    14,141
    72.9%
  • Hispanic
    1,144
    5.9%
  • Asian alone
    2,620
    13.5%
  • Black
    210
    1.1%
Median Home Price

$ 1,642,400

Average Income

$178,704

Median resident age

48.1 years

Orinda Schools

SchoolGradesSchool LevelState Ranking/# of SchoolsStudent/Teacher Ratio
Del Rey ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 26/569223.9
Glorietta ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 78/569224.6
Holden High School9-12Private–: –/–4.2
Miramonte High9-12High2017: 51/202120.5
Orinda Academy8-12Private–: –/–5.5
Orinda Intermediate6-8Middle2017: 50/250822.3
Sleepy Hollow ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 68/569224.3
Wagner Ranch ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 18/569222.3
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