Welcome to Moraga
Scenic rural paradise brimming with culture
Set amid lush rolling hills of abundant beauty, Moraga is a town with plenty to offer. Enviable seclusion blends with tranquility in this East Bay community, beloved by families for its clear weather, top-rated schools, and distinct neighborhoods catering to an elevated lifestyle. Named after Joaquín Moraga of the famed 18th-century expeditionary of Alta California, Moraga slowly emerged into a prestigious residential area around the early 20th century when the Sacramento Northern Railroad was built through the heart of town and Saint Mary’s College came to stay.
Today, Moraga keeps residents enchanted with its small-town collegiate atmosphere, vivacious community events, and camouflage of scenic greenery. Cozy bistros and decadent eateries fill up the town, while locals with a penchant for the outdoors satisfy their hearts on Moraga’s scenic trails, multi-use park, and 18-hole golf course. Mediterranean-style homes on tree-strewn lots fill the landscape, along with modern ranch homes, Spanish-style estates, and sleek contemporaries.
What to Love
- Small-town feel with close-knit neighborhoods
- Lush terrain landscaped to perfection
- Vibrant, family-oriented community
- Tons of seasonal festivals
- Tranquil setting overflowing with nature’s beauty
For empty nesters and families looking to live the quintessential country club lifestyle, this lush, serene paradise will hold no secrets for them. Education is such a big plus for families looking to raise their kids here, as all the public schools are excellent. Not to mention living a few paces from one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in California— St. Mary’s College. Every year, various festivals light up the town, emphasizing Moraga’s family-centric appeal, and for many residents, the conveniences of town are only a few walks away.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There is also an abundance of restaurants and casual eateries for residents to enjoy, offering a diverse array of cuisines. If you want to start your morning on the right foot, popular breakfast and brunch spots include Town Bakery & Cafe on Rheem and Ranch House Cafe on School St.
Local beer enthusiasts meet up at Canyon Club Brewery, where they can bond over locally brewed beers while enjoying the great outdoors and watching the sunset.
Things to Do
Right in the heart of Moraga is the massive Moraga Commons, which features a children’s playground with lush green fields for little league games, picnic areas tucked under low-hanging trees, and open spaces for concerts, plus the fantastic fireworks display on the 4th of July. Strap on your skating blades for a fun trip to the skatepark or let your hair down and drench yourself at the waterpark while chasing your delighted kids through the water.
The family-friendly atmosphere at the Moraga Country Club is what’s most evident when you walk through the doors. It’s the perfect place for children and parents to gather with friends. Play a round of golf or enjoy hearty conversations and a great meal after a relaxing lap in the Olympic-sized pool.
Maintain an active lifestyle by jogging, biking, or running along the scenic trails laced across town. Stop by the Farmers’ Market on your way back home and pick up organic fruits and milk for the perfect smoothies. Moraga also offers an opportunity to cheer on the St. Mary’s Gaels Basketball team during college basketball season.
The Moraga School District is known for offering students top-rated academic programs while being home to some of California’s best schools. Top educational opportunities include:
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