The City of Orinda is located in southwest Contra Costa County, within 20 minutes of downtown San Francisco. Orinda incorporated as a City in 1985, after more than 100 years of gradual development, and the City has a reputation as a well managed and stable municipal government and is a relatively new city, with a population of 19,475. Orinda is a family-oriented community with a semi-rural setting. In contrast to the more urban existence of the surrounding area, the tree-studded hillsides of the 12.8 square-mile City contribute to Orinda's aesthetic beauty. Orinda's close proximity to major San Francisco Bay locations, excellent schools, and activities make it a delightful place in which to work, live, visit and play.
Pleasant Hill is a small suburban community of about 30,000 people, bordered by Lafayette to the west, Walnut Creek to the south, Concord to the east, and Martinez to the north (approximately). Pleasant Hill is the home of Diablo Valley College (DVC), one of the highest rated community colleges in the State and a major feeder-school for Cal Berkeley. Adjacent to the College is College Park High School, which serves most of Pleasant Hill, significant portions of Martinez and Walnut Creek, along with a few Lafayette neighborhoods. Pleasant Hill elementary and middle schools are well regarded. There is a nine-hole public golf course and the popular Contra Costa Country Club. Pleasant Hill has the largest public library in the county and a recently remodeled YMCA. The new downtown features a modern theater complex, many restaurants, and a myriad of large and small stores, with reasonable parking.
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