Custom-built homes are nestled into the hills of this affluent suburb. The town is located just east of the city of Berkeley and is home to many affluent suburban professionals who commute to downtown Oakland, San Francisco, and Walnut Creek. Orinda has set a tone of wealthy families and excellent schools. Its location provides for a more country landscape, and Orinda's many parks and trails make it a destination for many Bay Area hikers and naturalists. Orinda boats the San Pablo Resevoir, which residents use for kayaking or small boating and fishing.