Introduction to Moraga, California
Moraga, California, in Contra Costa county, is 6 miles SW of Walnut Creek, California (center to center) and 8 miles E of Oakland, California. The town is included in the Oakland metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 16,290 people lived in Moraga.
The name Moraga was given by explorer Joaquin Moraga, who was granted the land by the Mexican government in the year 1835. The line of the Sacramento Northern Railroad ran through Moraga in the first half of the 20th century. Moraga built its first post office in the year 1955. "Rancho Laguna" become popular as the name of a controversial proposed housing development in Moraga. The house stands next to the Moraga fire department. It serves as a display for elementary school tours to demonstrate how to prevent a fire. The Moraga fire department began as a volunteer service in the city.
Moraga and nearby Attractions
- Orinda Parks & Recreation
- Lafayette Reservoir Recreation
- Lafayette Community Park
- Hacienda De Las Flores
- Larry Evans Fine Art
- Rancho Laguna Park
Things To Do In Moraga
Moraga has many parks and recreational facilities which are great for relaxation. The city also has good restaurants which serve a wide assortment of culinary delights ranging from traditional to continental delicacies. The reservoir area of the city makes for a wonderful place to walk during leisure time.
The nearest major airport that serves the city is Metropolitan Oakland International.
Moraga Higher Education
Merritt College serves the city of Moraga.