Incorporated as a city in 1985 after over 100 years of steady development. Orinda has become one of the most beautiful cities in Contra Costa County. Orinda has always remained a family-oriented community in a picturesque setting between Danville and Oakland, providing easy access to the bay cities and bridges. Orinda is well known for its beautifully restored art deco Orinda Theatre, the California Shakespeare Theater, and a popular Community Center and Public Library in the center of town. The real estate market in Orinda is tight and has one of the most expensive markets while offering spacious estates in a hometown feel.