Lafayette

Welcome to Lafayette

A classic Bay Area community with a vibrant downtown and beautiful scenic hiking trails.
 
Lafayette is a city in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. The community is in Contra Costa County and is a perfect place to discover the East Bay's rich cultural scene and scenic beauty. Many thriving communities are close to Lafayette, including Orinda, Berkeley, Danville, and Walnut Creek. Lafayette has colorful shops and colorful history. It is also a place of natural beauty and diverse wildlife; and is home to a number of small local wineries, gardens, parks, eateries, boutiques, and other walkable shops.
 

What to Love

  • The beautiful, clean natural environment
  • Outdoor lifestyle and activities
  • Lively downtown with restaurants and shops
  • Small-town feel close to other thriving communities
  • BART station

Local Lifestyle

Lafayette is a growing city and offers a lot to its residents. Located in the beautiful Central Coast region of California, Lafayette is a great place to call home. It is known for its picturesque setting and mild year-round climate, making it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. If you’re looking for a small-town feel but with all the amenities of a larger city, you’ll love calling Lafayette home.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Postino Restaurant is an Italian fine dining eatery with beautiful brick walls, intimate dining spaces, outdoor seating, and fireplaces. Reve Bistro is an upscale French dining option with chic décor and exposed brick that serves bistro classics and fine wine. The Hideout Kitchen is a charming eatery with indoor and outdoor dining that serves California comfort cuisine. 
 
Diablo Foods is a popular specialty grocery store owned by a local family for generations selling fresh produce, meats, and prepared meals. Hollie’s Homegrown started as a small organic farm that offered culinary and medicinal herbs and grew into an artisanal retail space with one-of-a-kind items and local vendors. Some other well-known stores and shops include Luck Lafayette, Bel and Bunna’s Books, and Amphora Nueva, which sells fresh olive oils and vinegar.
 

Things to Do

Lafayette Reservoir is a favorite of the community with many outdoor activities, such as hiking and walking trails, fishing, boating, canoeing, and more. The reservoir also has launch docks and a bait shop. The Lafayette Community Center has group classes, special events, and a native plant garden with beautiful annuals and perennials. 
 
The Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is an annual event that features vendors, local food and drink, and live music from four concert stages. The community has a weekly Farmers Market with local vendors and fresh produce from May through August.
 

Schools

The Lafayette School district is a public education system that provides a comprehensive academic curriculum for kindergarten through middle school students. The district strives to create problem-solving students prepared to become responsible community members. Lafayette also has many high-quality private schools for K-12 students.
 

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