Introduction to Orinda, California
Orinda, California, in Contra Costa county, is 5 miles E of Berkeley, California and 7 miles NE of Oakland, California. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Oakland metropolitan area.
The 12.8 square miles that became the city of Orinda were, in the earlier days, a part of Mexico City. The region flourished when the Caldecott Tunnel opened in the year 1937. Orinda was incorporated as a city in the year 1985, after more than 100 years of steady development. Orinda is named after a woman. It started as a family oriented community in an idyllic setting and today, it remains the same. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Contra Costa County.
Orinda and Nearby Attractions
- Orinda Parks & Recreation.
- Lawrence Hall of Science.
- Chabot Space & Science Center.
- Habitot Children's Museum.
- Judah L Magnes Museum.
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Things To Do In Orinda
Orinda is full of space and lovely parks for people to relax with family and friends. There is something in store for all. Those who are interested in science can visit the various science centers and those who have a knack for history can visit the museums. The city also has impressive theaters and art centers for art lovers to enjoy.
Metropolitan Oakland International is the nearest airport to Orinda.
Orinda Higher Education
John F Kennedy University is the local college that serves the city.