Moraga

Moraga is a suburban incorporated town which, as of the 2000 census, was the 79th wealthiest place in the US with a population above 10,000.

The 2010 United States Census reported that Moraga had a population of 16,016.

The racial makeup of Moraga is 76.2% White, 14.9% Asian, and the rest from ethnicities of two or more races.

Moraga is a valley, surrounded by rolling hills (green in the winter, golden in the summer) and grazing cows. Residents enjoy walking or biking the many trails in the Lamorinda area.

Moraga, which is well known for its school district, attracts many people from surrounding cities, such as Berkeley, California, Walnut Creek, and even as far away as Martinez, California.

Moraga is home to several grade schools, one high school, and a private college. In 2011 Moraga was named a top city to live and learn by greatschools.org.

Primary and Secondary Schools

The Moraga School District includes:

Moraga’s only public high school is Campolindo High School, although some Moraga students choose to attend Miramonte High School, located just across the town border in Orinda. Both schools are part of the Acalanes Union High School District, which encompasses Moraga, Lafayette, Orinda, and parts of Walnut Creek.

Orion Academy is a private secondary school for students with conditions such as Asperger syndrome and nonverbal learning disorder.

Colleges and Universities

Saint Mary’s College of California is located just northeast of downtown Moraga; it is a Catholic university with 3,962 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the 2007–2008 school year. The college was originally located in San Francisco and then Oakland, but moved to Moraga in 1928.

Moraga homes have an average list price of $789,000 and an average sales price of $824,000.

Residents ranging in age from mid-30s to early 60s, are highly educated immigrants earn high salaries. A high proportion are homeowners.