Welcome to Moraga
The Town of Moraga is named for Joaquin Moraga, the grandson of Joseph Joaquin Moraga who was second in command of the Anza expedition of 1776, the founder of San Francisco, Mission Dolores and the founder and first commandant of the Presidio. Moraga, which was originally known as a farming community with over 1,000 head of cattle and 4,000 horses, is now seen as a semi-rural, small-town community known for its exceptional schools, rolling hills, temperate weather and outdoor living.
Saint Mary's College, which is located within the Town of Moraga, offers a diverse curriculum that includes the humanities, arts, sciences, social sciences, education, business administration and nursing, serving traditional students and adult learners in both undergraduate and graduate programs.
The Commons is a park that is full of fun! Play structures, skating domes, an outdoor theater, a trail head, a frisbee golf course and a bocce ball pit. It’s a good place to spend time with friends & family...maybe grab a sandwich from nearby Bianca’s on your way. On Thursday nights during the summer, The Commons is home to family-friendly bands who play at the theater, and serves mostly as a communal gathering for kids to run around.
Though tucked away in the hills, Moraga is only about 15 minutes away from Highway 24 and Orinda or Lafayette BART which offers an easy commute into San Francisco or Oakland.