Lafayette

A Community Where Nature and Neighborly Charm Thrive

Welcome to Lafayette

Living in Lafayette feels like being part of something truly special. Nestled among the rolling hills between Berkeley and Walnut Creek, Lafayette is more than just a place on the map—it's a vibrant community where everyone feels at home. As someone who both lives and works here, I can tell you firsthand about the charm and warmth that define our city.

Imagine waking up to the sight of the sun rising over oak-studded hills, with the serene beauty of our natural landscape all around you. Lafayette is a haven for those who appreciate exquisitely crafted homes that blend seamlessly into their surroundings, whether hidden along private driveways or set on multi-acre wooded lots. From the elegant properties in Hidden Oaks to the stunning custom-built homes, each residence here offers a unique sense of tranquility and luxury.



What I Love About Lafayette:

  • Beautifully crafted homes that feel like they’re part of the landscape
  • The breathtaking natural scenery and outdoor spaces
  • A bustling downtown area full of life and charm
  • Endless opportunities for outdoor activities and sports
  • A strong, welcoming sense of community
  • People & Lifestyle


Lafayette has a peaceful atmosphere that makes you feel miles away from the hustle and bustle, yet it’s conveniently close to everything you need. Our community is home to families who cherish the privacy and seclusion our neighborhoods offer, all while staying connected to the vibrant Bay Area. With easy access to BART and Highway 24, getting to Berkeley, Oakland, or even downtown San Francisco is a breeze. This balance of quiet living and urban accessibility is something that makes Lafayette truly special.



Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Strolling along Mount Diablo Boulevard, you’ll find a delightful mix of dining options and unique shops that make Lafayette’s downtown a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. From grabbing a slice at our New York-style pizzerias to enjoying a cozy meal at a French bistro, there’s something here for every palate. Favorites like Tutu's, The Hideout Café, and REVE Bistro are just the beginning. Plus, the upscale boutiques at La Fiesta Square and the charming local businesses like Friends Corner Bookshop add to the area’s distinctive charm.



Things to Do

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or someone who enjoys a leisurely day out, Lafayette has plenty to offer. The Lafayette-Moraga trail is perfect for hiking, jogging, or even a peaceful horseback ride, while the Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area is a year-round destination for boating, fishing, and picnicking. For a day of exploring nature, Briones Regional Park’s rolling hills and scenic viewpoints are a must-visit. And with numerous parks throughout the community, there’s always a green space nearby for a family outing or a quiet afternoon.



Schools

One of the true gems of Lafayette is our excellent school system. With top-ranked schools like Happy Valley Elementary, Burton Valley Elementary, and Acalanes High, families here enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing their children are receiving a quality education. The strong support from the community and organizations like Lafayette Partners in Education further enrich the learning environment, making our schools some of the best in the state.

Lafayette is more than just a place to live—it’s a community where you can truly thrive. From the welcoming neighborhoods to the stunning natural beauty and the lively downtown, every day here feels like a perfect blend of comfort and excitement. I’m proud to call Lafayette home, and I’m sure you’ll love it here too.

Overview for Lafayette, CA

25,384 people live in Lafayette, where the median age is 44.8 and the average individual income is $97,946. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,384

Total Population

44.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$97,946

Average individual Income

Around Lafayette, CA

There's plenty to do around Lafayette, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

96
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
68
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Social Circle, Bay Area Ballplayers, and Buena Vista Swim Club.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 3.14 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.89 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.12 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.16 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.33 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.93 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Lafayette, CA

Lafayette has 8,917 households, with an average household size of 2.84. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lafayette do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 25,384 people call Lafayette home. The population density is 1,689.53 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,384

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

44.8

Median Age

50.98 / 49.02%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
8,917

Total Households

2.84

Average Household Size

$97,946

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Lafayette, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Lafayette. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
The Child Day School - Lafayette
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Diablo Valley Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Contra Costa Jewish Day School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Burton Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Happy Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
M. H. Stanley Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Lafayette Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

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