Elev.: 499 ft
Land Area: 9.3 sq. miles
Charming and intimate Moraga is named after Joaquin Moraga, the grandson of the man credited for the founding of San Francisco. Joaquin Moraga was given land in the Mexican Land grant of 1835 on which this fine town now sits. The incredibly popular Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail passes through the community and offers hiking, biking and enjoyment of the outdoors.
Bordering Lafayette and Orinda, Moraga boasts one of the highest rated school districts in California. Moraga also is host to St. Mary’s private college. Also, the Moraga Country Club offers a fantastic 18 hole golf course, tennis club and large swimming facility. This affluent community offers one of California’s best locales for raising a family, and is nearby to all the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer.
Town of Moraga
The City of Lafayette website is an excellent resource for services and public events. Information is provided on city government offices and proceedings as well as community links and education.
St Mary’s College
Saint Mary’s College of California is fundamentally designed to transform the way in which students understand themselves and engage with the world. We encourage you to embrace complexity, contemplate your place and purpose in the world, and undertake a searching examination of self, spirit and society.
Saint Mary’s College of California is a Catholic, Lasallian, liberal arts college, and is rooted in the life and work of Saint John Baptist de la Salle, founder of the Christian Brothers and the patron saint of teachers. Our traditions and heritage inform everything we do. At Saint Mary’s you’ll discover your capacity for transformative action as well as profound reflection.
Moraga Historical Center
The mission of Moraga Historical Center (hereinafter referred to as “the Society”) generally is the discovery, preservation and dissemination of information about the history, development and growth of the Moraga Rancho (Rancho Laguna de Los Palos Colorados) and the Town of Moraga.