Take a short ride through the Caldecott Tunnel from San Francisco or Oakland and you’ll find yourself in the family-oriented town of Orinda. A town so close to both yet feels a world away from the action of the city. Because of its rural beauty, proximity, and excellent school system, Orinda is an attractive area for affluent suburban professionals and their families.
Orinda is home to several parks and trails and reservoirs, which makes it an ideal destination for those who love outside activities. Further, the town continues to make its mark on the region with its beautifully restored Orinda Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Community Center, and Public Library in the center of town.
Orinda offers a semi-rural setting. In contrast to its more urban neighbors on the other side of the Berkeley Hills, the tree-studded hillsides of Orinda contribute its astonishing aesthetic beauty.
Little known fact: The Orinda Theatre first opened in 1941 and has been a landmark structure in Orinda ever since. Slated for demolition in 1984, it was saved through the efforts of preservationists and reopened in 1989, when two additional screens were added.
Orinda is approximately 20 miles east of San Francisco and 55 miles north of Silicon Valley.
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