8.7 out of 10

Tamarisk, Moraga

37.8365095516097 -122.144284648771
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"View of the Golf Course"

Tamarisk Lane in Moraga is a quiet little street with maybe 20 homes that rises up above the golf course (a great spot for watching 4th of July fireworks). I came up here yesterday to take a look at a nice house that just went up for rent yesterday. They are only listing it at $1400 for 3 bedroom. Now this house is not a mansion by any means, but it looks relatively new maybe dating from the 80’s or 90’s and its in Moraga.

It could easily be listed for twice that amount like most nearby homes are, so I am wondering what is up with it. Especially given that there are smaller, much dingier 1 to 2 bedroom apartments in Moraga right now that are going for the same amount. (The listing does say that pets are okay, which leads me to maybe surmise that there are still some pet odors from the last occupants? Don’t know.)

Just to give you an idea of what the prices are like in this neighborhood, usually, just down the street, similar homes are going for around $750K.

Whatever the case may be, I suspect that this will not be on the market for very long. This is a great area. The street is clean and you have a little bit of view of Moraga below. Schools here are great and it is as safe as it gets.

As far as commuting goes, to get to SF, you will have to drive to the Orinda BART and then commute into that city and this could take you maybe an hour or so in combination. But it is otherwise not a bad spot to head east into Walnut Creek or down into the Pleasanton area (which will also take you an hour).

Overall this is a great little spot. Can’t figure out why the price is so low.
  • Very Clean
  • Great Schools
  • Great Spot for Watching the Fireworks
  • A Bit of a Commute
  • Usually Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian

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"View of the Golf Course"
37.8365095516097 -122.144284648771

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