Moraga

Welcome to Moraga

A sought-after place to call home​​​​​​​

Moraga has a population of approximately 17,000 residents. This affluent Contra Costa city is known for being quiet, remote, and safe. Located only about 21 miles from San Francisco, residents appreciate the ease of having a larger city nearby while enjoying the benefits of living within a cozy community. Coffee shops, parks, green spaces, and restaurants abound here.

Moraga has a rich and old history, starting when the Saklan Native American tribe inhabited the area. The town was named after Joaquin Moraga, who was part of the 1176 expedition. Since then, Moraga has evolved into one of the most desirable communities in which to live. It’s also home to the acclaimed St. Mary’s College.

Home styles here range from ranch-style homes to custom designs and cozy townhouses.

What to Love

  • A peaceful community surrounded by trees and nature

  • An exciting year-round calendar with festival and events

  • Upscale dining at Chef Chao Restaurant

People & Lifestyle

The majority of residents who live here appreciate a quieter and more laid-back lifestyle. Understandably so, since the atmosphere in Moraga is best described as quiet and peaceful. Surrounded by nature, it’s hard to imagine a more idyllic setting to own a home.

Likewise, it’s also difficult to picture a safer place to live and a more community-oriented feel. The majority of residents who make up this town are families, working professionals, and retirees. Regardless of which category you fall into, this community is known for being friendly and tight-knit.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

In Moraga, there is never a shortage of chef-driven restaurants to dine at, local boutiques to explore, and exciting activities to try out. Chef Chao Restaurant is the place to go for an elevated Chinese culinary experience. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply enjoying a date night out, Chef Chao promises a memorable time. For a more laid-back experience, try Town Bakery & Cafe. This popular local spot offers an exciting menu but is best known for its homemade desserts.

If you want to shop ‘til you drop, check out the Rheem Valley Shopping Center. Here, you can find an assortment of retailers and restaurants. For some old-fashioned entertainment, take part in Hacienda Nights. This summer event, which takes place at Hacienda de las Flores, brings together attendees of all ages over food trucks and lawn games.

Things to Do

Living in Moraga means enjoying the plethora of activities to explore here. From festivals to concerts and movie nights, this town is all about events that are centered on bringing the whole community together. The Pear & Wine Festival is a family-friendly event that takes place each September. Join your neighbors for entertainment, wine tasting, and games—all while learning about Moraga’s pear history! As well, the Summer Concert Series takes place at Moraga Park. This beloved city tradition features an exciting assortment of music genres and local musicians.

If you enjoy spending time outdoors, there’s plenty to do here. Moraga Commons Park has something for everyone—from picnic areas to playgrounds, skateparks, and much more. The Lafayette/Moraga Regional Trail stretches over 7.64 miles and consists of pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian paths.

Schools

Moraga is home to a variety of renowned schools. Top educational institutions include:


  • Camino Pablo Elementary School, Public, K-5

  • Donald L. Rheem Elementary School, Public, K-5

  • Los Perales Elementary School, Public, K-5

  • Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School, Public, 6-8

  • Campolindo High School, Public, 9-12

  • Saklan School, Private, Pre-K-8

  • St. Mary's College, Higher Education


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