Welcome to Lafayette California. Located 18 miles east of San Francisco, Lafayette is known for its beautiful weather, fantastic community, outdoor recreation and top rated schools.
Founded in 1857, Lafayette’s heart is centered on Mt Diablo Blvd.
Downtown is Filled with many long time family owned businesses including specialty markets, restaurants, boutiques, arts and music, health and wellness, professional services, the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, and the top rated Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa.
Year round events include Concerts & Movies in the Park, the Art & Wine Festival, Night at the Library, the Reservoir Run, Holiday Tree Lighting and plays and musicals at the Town Hall Theater
Like Orinda and Moraga, Lafayette enjoys a natural setting surrounded by many parks, trails, reservoirs and open spaces, making this the perfect place for the outdoor enthusiast.
A focal point of the city is the Lafayette Reservoir, which offers a variety of activities within its 928 acres. Fishing, boating, wildlife watching, picnicking, playgrounds, easy strolls along the Lakeside Nature Trail and more adventurous hikes on the rim trail.
Other landmarks include The Lafayette Moraga Trail, Buckeye Baseball Complex, the Library & Learning Center, The Community Center, Swim & tennis Clubs, and access to miles of open space trails
Consisting of 15sq miles and a population of 24,0000 Lafayette is made up of neighborhoods, which each have their own distinct character. A few notables are Happy Valley, Burton Valley, Hidden Valley,Reliez Valley, Spring Hill, Downtown and the Trail neighborhood.
Lafayette has four public elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. They are noted for their academic, arts and athletic excellence and are consistently ranked among the best in California. Private and parochial schools are also an option in Lafayette.
People love the Lafayette Lifestyle and it’s why so many want to call it home.