Orinda CA

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Orinda, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Orinda Housing Market Information

With a population of 19,926, 7,093 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $1,448,421, Orinda house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, Orinda real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Orinda is a city of large, single-family homes. In fact, there is a higher proportion of four, five or more bedroom homes in Orinda than is found in 98% of the communities in America.

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Orinda. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 89.47% of Orinda's homes, and 75.33% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Orinda's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 68.46% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Orinda include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 22.15%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 4.70%). There's also some housing in Orinda built between 2000 and later ( 4.69%).

Orinda Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Orinda have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 43.11%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Orinda house appreciation rate of 3.65%.

Over the last year, Orinda appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Orinda's appreciation rate has been -1.25%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Orinda were at 0.01%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.04%.

Notably, Orinda's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to California, our data show that Orinda's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in California.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,070,000 77.3
$803,001 - $1,070,000 12.6
$535,001 - $803,000 4.9
$428,001 - $535,000 2.1
$321,001 - $428,000 0.7
$214,001 - $321,000 0.3
$107,001 - $214,000 0.7
$53,001 - $107,000 0.2
$0 - $53,000 1.2

Very High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
0.554744525547445 5.89777195281782

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Orinda Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q2 - 2020 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q3
102.10% 3.45%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$4,150 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 89.47
Renters 10.53
Vacant 4.19

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 4.7
1970 - 1999 22.2
1940 - 1969 68.5
1939 or Older 4.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 95.0
Townhomes 1.3
Small Apt. Buildings 0.3
Apt. Complexes 2.8
Mobile Homes 0.5
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.11
1 Bedroom 3.04
2 Bedrooms 6.11
3 Bedrooms 34.40
4 Bedrooms 40.93
5 or more bedrooms 14.41