Lamorinda is made up of the three cities of: Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda in Contra Costa County. All three cities are under separate governance, but share community activities, climate and lifestyles in the rolling hills just East of the Oakland Hills. Only a short distance from San Francisco via either BART or Highway 24, the commute is easy but the big city life gives way to green space, cattle grazing on open hillsides, excellent schools, year round joint recreational teams for the children via LMYA (Lafayette Moraga Youth Association), Orinda Moraga Pool Association (OMPA) , community events for holidays, farmers markets, dining and shopping. The fog from the SF Bay crawls over the Oakland Hills providing a cooling effect in the hills and valleys making it appear some mornings as if you are in the Green Mountains of Vermont. A truly splendid place to live and raise a family!