Welcome to Moraga
Scenic and remote, Moraga is filled with small-town allure.
There aren’t many places in the San Francisco Bay Area that are as tranquil as Moraga. Pear and walnut trees have been a prominent fixture in the area, long before the city was incorporated in the 1970s. Moraga is more remote than its neighboring cities. Residents enjoy quiet sunny days the majority of the year and so do their furry friends! Moraga has been known as a dog-friendly city since 1979. Dogs are welcome to go off-leash at all the community parks in the city.
What to Love
- Peaceful and quiet atmosphere
- Cozy and quaint
- Great access to parks and trails
The Bay Area suburb of Moraga is rural, and the residents are able to take full advantage of the benefits which come with being a little further out. Drinking your cup of morning coffee while the fog rolls over the hills will fill your soul with unmatched serenity. You’ll be ready to face your day, whether you’re spending it out in the countryside, mingling with other residents at the shops and restaurants, or reading a good book on your porch.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Not far from the main roads of Moraga, the Rheem Valley is full of shopping options, eateries, and California history. The Rheem Theater has been a fixture of the area since the late 1950s when it was just the original main stage and dance floor. The building has maintained its art deco feel, despite running into adversity over the course of its life. California’s Classic Film Hall of Fame Museum is also located inside. Just a short drive away is the Rheem Valley Shopping Center, home to restaurants like the Italian bistro Amoroma. A full bar is stocked for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Stop by Home Goods before you head home to walk off your meal and get some exercise. Your weekdays would not be complete without a fresh pastry from Town Bakery & Cafe, which offers both regular and gluten-free options to suit every appetite!
Things to Do
Annual events bring all the locals together a few times a year for celebrations. The Fourth of July fireworks and the Family Camp Out are a few key occurrences, but Moraga residents will tell you that you can’t miss the Moraga Pear and Wine Festival. The town’s heritage and Fall harvests are celebrated with activities for the whole family, delicious treats, and much more. But all of the fun doesn’t just happen every once in a while here in Moraga. During the Summer the Moraga Park Foundation hosts the Concerts in the Park series every Thursday evening. Come the weekend it’s time to visit the Sunday Farmers Market. 40 stands with fresh produce await, to encourage healthy eating amongst the Moraga community. Overall health in the area is improved thanks to the access to the Lafayette-Moraga Regional trail. This dog-friendly trail connects both suburbs and promotes outdoor wellbeing.
The students in Moraga are serviced by the Moraga School District and the Acalanes Union High School District. The highly-rated public and private schools in town are excellent and will ensure your student is ready for their future, from college and beyond.
- Saklan School, Private Elementary School, Accredited by California Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- Camino Pablo Elementary School
- Los Perales Elementary School
- Donald L. Rheem Elementary School
- Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School, Grades 6-8, (Moraga School District)
- Campolindo High School, Grades 9-12, Amongst Top 50 Blue Ribbon Schools in California (Acalanes Union High School District)
- Saint Mary’s College of California