Orinda is a suburb outside of Berkeley located less than 20 miles from San Francisco. Homes for rent in this city allow renters to take in the natural beauty of the Bay Area while being surrounded by welcoming neighbors and a family friendly environment. Orinda residents are proud of the prominent culture and history has in the area. Its safety as well as the many community-oriented activities it hosts make it an excellent place to live. In fact, Forbes named Orinda one of "America's Friendliest Towns."
Facts for Renters
Orinda Aquatics is a competitive swim team and an excellent opportunity for students from middle school through college, and emphasizes character building, team spirit and hard work. Ninety percent of team members swim competitively through college and some of the swimmers have gone on to become Olympic medalists.
Renters have many opportunities for entertainment within the city. The Orinda Theatre was built in 1941 and is a great place to catch a film, and they also host the annual California Independent Film Festival. Special events at the festival include screenings of classic independent films and a festival sponsored party.
Though Orinda is only a little more than 13 square miles, it was once part of four land grants for ranchos. In the 1920s, a man named Edward Ignacio de Laveaga formed the town. In 1937, the Caldecott Tunnel was built, and its opening allowed the suburb to grow and prosper.
Resources for Renters
Orinda has public transportation in the form of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system. For maps and fares, renters can explore the BART website.