Moraga was named as one of the best places to live in California for 2019, according to a new set of rankings released by Niche. Moraga earned an overall grade of A+ in the category Best Suburbs to Live in California, landing it in the top 20. Moraga also ranked as #8 on the list of 2019 Places with the Best Public Schools in California based on date from “the US Census and expert insights.”
Moraga, the home of St. Mary’s University, is one of three cities in East Bay San Francisco that make up the area known as Lamorinda. The other two are Lafayette and Orinda. The area runs from the Berkeley Hills east of Oakland to Walnut Creek and is known for its top schools and rolling hills.