Lamorinda is an area in the central part of Contra Costa County, east of San Francisco. It is commonly referred by locals as the “Highway 24 corridor” referring to the state highway that runs through the area. It’s name is derived from a linguistic blend of words; based on the three cities that make up the region: Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda.
The current real estate market in Lamorinda is very strong and more on the high-end. With top-notch, high-ranking schooling system, highly-desirable living conditions and central location, this area has become a magnet for the more affluent families. The demand for housing continues to rise as supply is limited, steadily and continuously driving home prices up.
The estimated median price is $1,461,300 in Lafayette, $1,293,800 in Moraga, and $1,577,600 in Orinda.
Nestled in the valleys between the hills of Berkeley Hills and Walnut Creek, Lamorinda offers a beautiful, panoramic backdrop of Mount Diablo, lush spread of vineyards and rolling hills, spectacular greens of golf courses, scenic trails and reservoirs, and quaint boutique shops, cafes, and five-star restaurants. Home to many prominent names such as the all-time greatest Forty-Niners quarterback and Hall-of-Famer Joe Montana, rock star Eddie Money, astronaut James Van Hoften, and Saturday Night Live’s Will Forte, it’s a lifestyle for the more affluent families in the Bay Area.
Schools in Lamorinda are top-notch, with at least three of its high schools ranking on the top 30 across California public schools and in the top 220 across the nation, with over thousands of public high schools contending. The beautiful Saint Mary’s College, a private collegiate that offers Division 1 sports program and outstanding academics, is nestled between the hills in Moraga. The Acalanes Union School District ranks #8 in the best of California’s top 10. Here are Lamorinda’s school unified districts with links to the list of schools in the area:
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