Living in Lamorinda

Sports and Our Community

The benefits to students of participating in high school sports are many. Physical activity is good for the body and the soul. Participation within a team fosters cooperative skills and helps to build self-confidence and self-esteem. Teamwork encourages leadership and social skills. And practice brings discipline. Student athletes often do better academically, as the determination and goal-setting skills required of a sport can be transferred...

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Our Favorite Local August Treats

The sun is high, the temps are warm, and the lazy days of August are upon us. Just as winter weather makes us crave soul warming dishes and drinks, summertime has its own culinary rewards – think ice cream or a chilled glass of wine. I love the grilled peach bruschetta at Metro. I also love the iced coconut orange latte at Coffee Shop Lafayette....

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Outdoor Living

Lafayette Realtor Dana Green provides simple and economical suggestions to transform your yard and garden for outdoor living during warmer weather. Move the party outside with these easy lighting, music, and design ideas.

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Take Me to Your Reader

It’s hard to imagine in our world of technology that sitting down with a book once filled the lazy summer moments between swim team competition, family vacations, and time outdoors with friends. These days, adults and children are more likely to be found scrolling through their phones than relaxing with a good read. But even the innovators who created and rely on technology are attempting...

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A Thanksgiving Tradition: A Lafayette Reservoir Walk

Perhaps no other spot in Lamorinda reflects the area’s hometown feel better than the Lafayette Reservoir. This recreational gem has long served as our local gathering spot. Whether taking a solo hike on the 2.7 mile Lakeside Nature Trail, or trekking the challenging unpaved 4.7 mile Rim Trail, you’re sure to run into friends and neighbors. No more so than during the holidays, when families...

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Elevate your Student’s Back-to-School Lunch

You’ll recognize back to school season by the early morning and late afternoon traffic patterns of school drop-off and pick-up. The excitement of a new school year is often a bit hampered by the onset of the dreaded sack lunch. Peanut butter and jelly – again? Surprise your student by elevating the lunch game with these fun and healthy ideas: Start with a new lunch...

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DIY Backyard Movie Night

As we enter the last weeks of summer, make the most of perfect August nights with a do-it-yourself backyard movie night. This is a fun and easy way to bring friends, family, and neighbors together to toast both the end of a great Lamorinda summer and the start of a fantastic school year. You can go either ‘high’ or ‘low’ with your set-up, but either...

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Summertime = Reading Time

Remember the long, lazy summer days of childhood? How did you spend your time? I spent my summers swimming, having sleepovers with friends, and reading. I loved to read in the summer when it was just for fun and not something I had to do. My best friend Danielle and I would go to the old library on St. Mary’s Road, register for summer reading...

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Happy Lamorinda Trails

One of the joys of Lamorinda living is our convenient proximity to outdoor recreational spaces. Each of our towns – Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda – boast a bevy of easily accessible hiking trails that encourage outdoor living. Take a walk along any of these paths not only to fulfill fitness goals, but to also get a sense of what ‘community’ truly feels like. For Lamorinda...

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What a Wonderful Year!

As the year comes to a close, I’d like to thank you – my family, friends, clients, and the entire Lamorinda community – for the continued support throughout 2017. In the same way you inspire me, I hope that my team and I have managed this year to provide cheer and inspiration for each of you. Our involvement and sponsorship in our many community projects...

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Cold and Wet Weather is Coming. Be Ready.

As Northern California residents, we may not need to ‘batten down the hatches’ for fall and winter weather as do those in colder climates, but it’s still a good idea to ready your house for the shorter days and rains to come. Following is a quick list of tasks to consider. If you need help with anything home related, please take a look on our...

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The Creative Side of Lamorinda

Whatever your child’s artistic interest – theater, dance, visual arts, or instrumental music – Lamorinda schools and a vast number of private mentors and organizations can provide the instruction, encouragement, and outstanding opportunities to help fulfill artistic dreams. Our elementary, middle, and high schools are fortunate to be supported by groups such as Lafayette Partners in Education, The Education Foundation of Orinda, and the Moraga...

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Lamorinda’s Sporting Life

Families choose to live in Lamorinda for many reasons – the great schools, the open spaces, proximity to metropolitan areas, friendly downtown districts, and of course, youth sports opportunities. If your child plays a particular sport, or wants to learn, chances are he or she will find a Lamorinda program that offers high quality instruction, great coaching, fitness, and lots of fun. Our local swim...

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27 La Noria, Orinda, CA 94563

Four Fabulous Outdoor Spaces

With its beautiful weather year round, Lamorinda residents love the outdoors. These four homes for sale offer luxurious outdoor lifestyles — each in its own Lamorinda way! 27 La Noria, Orinda, CA 94563    We love how the entire property is used – it feels like you’re entering a private compound. Anchored by immaculate 100+ year old Oak trees, the bucolic exterior proudly showcases magnificent...

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Gear Up for Dancing and Music In Lafayette Plaza Park!

Join us for beautiful summer evenings of dancing, music making, and mingling in our wonderful community of Lafayette! The below events are fun for all ages, families, or a casual date night. We hope to see you there! The Big Jangle Band On the evening of June 17th a local favorite, The Big Jangle Band, will take to the Lafayette Plaza Park stage from 6:30...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Fingers on the Pulse of Lafayette’s Real Estate Market

Whether you’re a home-buyer, or a home-seller, success in a competitive real estate market depends on staying informed. Here are  5 simple ways to keep up with the latest in Lafayette’s real estate market news. Subscribe to Sneak Peek. Sneak Peek subscribers receive news directly in their email inbox regarding: Pocket Listings that are not expected to ever go on the MLS. Exclusive previews of...

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Introducing our New Map of Lafayette!

The roads may not be paved with yellow brick, but the charming neighborhoods of Lafayette form the East Bay’s version of an Emerald City. From the pastoral, private estates of Happy Valley to the tree-lined, ranch house cul-de-sacs of Burton Valley, Lafayette offers its residents a welcome retreat from the urban energy that surrounds this Shangri-La. Though we’ve simplified the topography just a bit, this...

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Bay Area Cities Rank Among Best in U.S. for Public Transit

One of the many reasons local residents love living in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda, also known as Lamorinda. is the close proximity to San Francisco, and in particular, the ease of getting in and out of the city.  Our super-convenient BART system has been recognized nationally as one of the best public transit systems. SmartAsset just ranked the San Francisco Bay Area second in the...

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Holiday Wine Tasting and Open House: Wednesday, November 18th, 3-5pm

Holiday Wine Tasting and Open House Please Join Us! Wednesday, November 18th • 3 – 5 p.m. 53 Oakwood Road, Orinda Stop by to enjoy wine tasting and experience first-hand one of our favorite homes for the holidays. Whether you are in the market to buy or just want some design ideas, don’t miss this opportunity to see incredible new construction and current decor. We...

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4 Ridge Lane: A Magical Place to Raise Your Family in the Heart of Sleepy Hollow

Much has been made of the architectural significance of 4 Ridge Lane – and it is marvelous, inside and out. Did you know, though, that the current owners have owned this property for more than four decades, half of that time spent living in a more modest home? Ask them and they’ll tell you that they decided to build in place because they loved the neighborhood, and couldn’t bear...

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