The City of Orinda is a family-oriented community which offers its 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 with easy freeway access and its own BART station make Orinda a delightful place in which to live, visit, and shop. It is located east of Oakland and just 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco. Orinda would argue they are the most beautiful city in Contra Costa, and is the proud host of the California Shakespeare Theater and the California Independent Film Festival events. This is another of the highly sought after communities within the East Bay.