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Community spotlight: Orinda

Orinda boasts multi-million dollar homes, top schools and affluent households
  • Orinda's median home value sits at roughly $1.4 million.

  • The city has a Trail Town USA designation.
  • The city has been cited by Forbes and Business Insider as a top suburb nationally.

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A family-oriented, semi-rural community, Orinda is considered one of the top suburbs in America for a number of reasons. Located to the east of Berkeley in Contra Costa County, Orinda boasts top schools, affluent residents, luxury homes, a touted trail system and minimal crime. Luxury housing, top-earning households As of late April, the median list price of a home in Orinda was $1.4 million. This figure takes into consideration the 89 homes currently listed. Spanning the past 12 months, home values in the city are said to have risen by nearly 10 percent. Considering its' home values it's no surprise that a number of Orinda's 18,300 residents are top-earning suburban professionals that commute into Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco. These professionals are the main reason why the city's median household income rests at nearly $188,000. For those that commute, downtown San Francisco can be reached in 35 minutes via Orinda's BART station. Those that drive are roughly ...