Lafayette CA Real Estate, Lafayette Area and Community Information

Lafayette, CA HomeA city with a view, Lafayette offers spectacular vistas of the Bay Area as well as high livability, superb schools and excellent shops and restaurants. Known for its coveted real estate and desirable location, this upscale community has much to offer potential homebuyers. Lafayette real estate enjoys strong value and easy access to the rest of the Bay Area while Lafayette homes are known for their attractive designs and competitive prices. For those looking to move to the San Francisco Bay Area, Lafayette homes for sale offer a wealth of great choices.

Lafayette CA real estate offers outstanding value as well as competitive interest rates. Lafayette CA homes include everything from exquisite estate homes to charming single-family homes to affordable starter homes. Luxury condos and spacious multifamily homes are available as well. Lafayette properties also offer close proximity to Silicon Valley, San Francisco and many other major cities in the region.

The community was first settled around 1846, attracting many new residents due to its rich farmland and close proximity to San Francisco Bay. The city grew rapidly throughout the 19th century and was transformed into a popular city for commuters after World War II. Today it is renowned for its exceptional quality of life, handsome homes and family-friendly atmosphere.

Lafayette is an upscale city with abundant shopping, nightlife and dining options as well as a welcoming atmosphere for newcomers. It enjoys superb public schools as well as a robust transportation infrastructure that includes major highways, Oakland International Airport and the BART transit network. The city also boasts sunny skies, mild weather throughout the year and a very low crime rate. Local attractions in Lafayette include the Lafayette Reservoir, Briones Regional Park and the Lafayette Library and Learning Center. It also offers convenient access to the wealth of attractions in nearby cities like San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco.

Lafayette, CA Home BackyardWith its striking scenery, enviable quality of life and elegant homes, Lafayette is widely seen as one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most desirable communities. Being a Lafayette home buyer offers the opportunity to live in one of the region’s most coveted and beautiful locations. Those seeking homes for sale in Lafayette should get in touch with a Lafayette real estate agent or a local Lafayette realtor as soon as possible. Real estate in Lafayette has never been a better deal for those looking to relocate to the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.

The City of Lafayette, incorporated in 1968, is mostly situated on a former Mexican land grant, Rancho Acalanes. The community took the name of Lafayette in 1857. In 1937 Lafayette's population was 4,000 when the Caldecott Tunnel opened the area for growth. While mostly a residential community of quarter-acre or larger lots, Lafayette has seen office growth and supports a small but vital retail business district along the main street of Mt. Diablo Blvd., as well as several restaurants recognized throughout the Bay Area. Most residents are homeowners living in a country setting and commuting to major Bay Area business centers.

Markets Served: Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Walnut Creek, Alamo, and Pleasant Hill. Contact Clark Thompson to find out more about these communities.


CLIMATE: Winter range: 30's-60's Summer range: 50's-90's Average annual rainfall: 26 inches

SCHOOLS: Public: Five elementary schools and one intermediate school operated by the Lafayette School District; Acalanes High School operated by the Acalanes Union High School District; some Lafayette students attend Campolindo High School in Moraga, operated by the same district. Private: Pre-schools including Montessori; one parochial k-8 elementary.

RECREATION: Lafayette Reservoir for fishing, hiking, biking, picnicking; several private swim and tennis club facilities.

CHURCHES: All denominations are represented in Lafayette and neighboring communities.

HOSPITALS: Hospitals in Oakland and Berkeley: John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek.

TRANSPORTATION: County transit buses serve the Lafayette BART station.

SHOPPING: Downtown shopping centers feature a wide range of specialty shops. Major grocery chains are represented.

Area Code: 925

Zip Code: 94549

Clark Thompson
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