Welcome to Moraga
Spacious living and small-town spirit paired with hillside landscapes
The city took its name after Jose Joquin Morega, a Spanish colonial who founded San Jose, California. The city has established itself as a favored place to live due to its numerous parks, trails, family-friendly community, open spaces, and sports facilities. The local government is committed to offering locals environmental preservation programs, quality schooling, and fostering community spirit. Moraga residents also have access to numerous festivities throughout the year and plenty of local attractions. Various retail chains are also located in the city, allowing residents to live a comfortable lifestyle without leaving the city. Moraga is conveniently near Berkley, Walnut Creek, and San Francisco, making it a perfect location to call home.
What to Love
- Top rated schools
- Convenient location
- Small town feel
- Beautiful landscapes
Moraga is an ideal location to raise children thanks to the city’s highly rated schools, inviting community, peaceful landscapes, and youth involvement committee. There are many parks and trails available in Moraga, making it an ideal place to relax with family or enjoy outdoor fitness activities. Residents can enjoy a suburban and rural lifestyle thanks to its spacious neighborhoods, grand hillside homes, and numerous local restaurants and shops.
The city is home to an art committee looking to foster artistic development and expression among community members. Also available nearby is a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit station, which provides residents with easy access to neighboring cities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Enjoy a glass of cold beer at the Canyon Club Brewery
. This small neighborhood tavern offers house-brewed beers paired with southern cuisine. Guests can cool off on a hot summer day with a cold beverage or cozy up to a heater in the evening on the western-themed patio. Diners can expect southern-inspired tavern dishes such as a fried chicken sandwich, chili, beef jerky, and barbeque wings.
Bianca's Deli & Catering
is a great place to stop for a sizable deli sandwich. Their menu features unique sandwiches such as the barbeque pulled turkey sandwich, honey-baked ham sandwich, and the Louisiana hot link sandwich, to name a few.
Town Bakery & Cafe
is a great local bakery to stop by for morning take-out, lunch, and dinner. There is ample indoor seating and a patio with umbrellas and surrounding greenery. Their menu updates daily as the cafe utilizes seasonal ingredients and relies on local vendor availability. The morning menu features items ranging from smoked salmon omelets to brioche french toast and quiche lorraine. Notable lunch and dinner items include the lamb burger and the smashed wagyu grass-fed beef burger. The bakery also offers traditional, vegan, and gluten-free pastry options.
Si Si Caffe
is a charming coffee shop offering pastries and a diverse selection of hot drinks such as espressos, teas, white hot chocolate, and chai latte. The menu also features plenty of cold items such as iced coffee, frappes, smoothies, ice cream, milkshakes, and root beer floats.
Things to Do
Moraga is known for its wide-open spaces that are perfect for outdoor fitness. The Mulholland Ridge Open Space
is an excellent place to walk a pet, bring the family, and take in the panoramic views of the city.
The Hacienda de las Flores Park
houses a historical city-owned Spanish-style estate open for public tours and private events. The Estate has a large patio with a central fountain, a spacious lawn, and a separate pavilion space with enclosed gardens and a circular portico. Those interested can visit the park for self-guided tours on certain days of the week or simply come to enjoy the open-air sections of the park.
The Moraga Commons Park
is a large park boasting over 40 acres of space with picnic areas, playgrounds, sand volleyball, bocce ball, a skatepark, and a bandshell. Conveniently located inside the Moraga Commons park is the Lamorinda Skatepark
, which includes a skating bowl perfect for skateboards, scooters, and inline skates.
Rancho Laguna Park
is a hidden treasure on the outskirts of Moraga. The park has gorgeous panoramic views of the surrounding hills and features tot lots, swing sets, a picnic area for 200 people, and an amphitheater. A highlight of the park is the Monarch Habitat and Demonstration Garden. The Garden contains over 600 plant species, including 95 native and drought-tolerant varieties that increase pollinator habitats. For beautiful hillside views, enjoy a hike at Donald Reservoir
. The private trail offers panoramic sights straight out of a fantasy novel.
The Moraga School District
serves Moraga. There is a wide selection of schools available to families in Moraga. Noteworthy schools include:
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