Coming through the tunnel can seem like a huge change of pace, and it is. The day to day cultures shift farther away from City Life (San Francisco) and Urban Life (Alameda County neighborhoods) towards a bit quieter pace. But, all is not lost. Many options are available to you from the Lamorinda area. We can easily reach Walnut Creek and all its amenities; Danville & Alamo for a change of pace and still pop back into Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda fairly quickly and easily (or cheaply on Uber for entertainment and socializing). The Oakland Airport is a great travel hub. Orinda and Lafayette tend to have more dense woods (Orinda) and views (Lafayette) north of the 24. As you recess back into Moraga (south of the 24) things become a more rolling with developments tucked into valleys and on thoroughfares. The downtowns and BART stations are along the freeway and Moraga has retail hot spots as well.