Orinda View Road is a town in the U.S. county of Contra Costa, California. At the 2010 census, the population was 17,643 and was estimated to have risen to 19,926 in 2019. In 2012 Forbes ranked Orinda’s second most welcoming city in America. The city is located just east of Berkeley City and is home to many wealthy suburban workers who commute to bigger Bay Area cities such as Oakland, San Francisco and Walnut Creek. The location offers a more rustic setting, and the various parks and trails in Orinda make it a destination for many hikers and naturalists in the Bay Area.
The region is characterized by a mid-summer Mediterranean climate with cold, rainy winters and mild, dry summers (Köppen climatic classification Csb). Since Orinda is situated in a hilly region, microclimates frequently dominate variations in temperature within short distances. The Oakland Hills also obscure the cool foggy conditions that Oakland and the inner bay can see. Fog will spill over the Oakland hills during the summer, cooling off the landscape. During the summer, heatwaves from the inland areas can be felt much more in Orinda than in Oakland and the inner bay. Thanks to its higher elevation, Orinda also receives more snow during the winter than neighboring areas.