Located east of Oakland and within 30 minutes of downtown San Francisco (see map), Orinda is situated in southwest Contra Costa County, California. Orinda incorporated as a City in 1985, after more than 100 years of gradual development. Arguably the most beautiful city in Contra Costa County, Orinda is the proud host of the California Shakespeare Festival, and celebrated its ten-year anniversary over the 1995 July Fourth weekend.

The City of Orinda is a family-oriented community which offers its 17,000 residents a serene setting in contrast to the more urban existence of the surrounding area. The tree-studded hillsides of the 12.8 square-mile City contribute to Orinda's aesthetic beauty. Natural beauty, excellent schools, safety, history, culture, serenity and its proximity to major San Francisco Bay locations and activities make Orinda a delightful place in which to live, visit, and shop.

Important Telephone Numbers
Cable TV (TCI Cablevision) (800) 870-5140
Chamber of Commerce (925) 254-3909
City of Orinda (925) 254-3900
Fire Department (925) 254-1110
Garbage (BFI) (925) 685-4716
Gas and Electric (PG&E) (800) 743-5000
Police Department (925) 254-5820
Telephone (Pacific Bell) (800) 310-2355
Water (EBMUD) (510) 465-3700
Orinda Unified School District
Orinda Web Site