Lafayette

One of the most picturesque towns in the East Bay.

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Welcome to Lafayette

One of the most picturesque towns in the East Bay, Lafayette is a highly popular location for homebuyers. Given its closeness to San Francisco, the town attracts many people looking for quick access to a bustling city. Lafayette itself is a very laid-back community perfect for families.
 
Lafayette is well-known for its beautiful homes. Chalet-style homes are quite popular in the hillside regions of the area. These have simple wooden beam structures and sloping roofs. Ranch style properties, known for open floor plans, are also prevalent in the Lafayette area and are either rectangular, U, or L-shaped. Mediterranean homes are not hard to find, reflecting Lafayette’s closeness to the water. These homes stun homebuyers with beautiful archways and enclosed outdoor spaces. No matter the home style, Lafayette has fantastic homes to explore.
 
The community of Lafayette is very strong, contributing to an overall atmosphere of a small town. This neighborly energy makes for close friendships and engaging events throughout the year. Lafayette truly provides the best of both worlds to its residents.
 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Providing a sophisticated yet eclectic environment, Metro Lafayette is popular for its fusion of Californian-French dishes. It is decorated with modern lights and has a decadent outdoor space and provides live music on certain days. Social Bird Kitchen and Bar is a classic gastropub serving cocktails and beer from its wraparound bar. You can also enjoy some scrumptious food from its extensive menu.
 
Postino is an upscale Italian dining option. It features intimate room settings, a unique wine list, and classic pasta dishes to satisfy your cravings. Finally, Sideboard Lafayette is known for its charm and warm service. It offers delectable American cuisine. Whether it's a pastry, sandwich or an espresso everything on the menu is delicious.
 

Activities

Lafayette is a hub of exciting activities, with an abundance of picturesque parks waiting to be explored. Among them, the Lafayette Reservoir stands out as a versatile destination, offering a multitude of activities for the local community. From boat rentals and hiking to biking, skating, and fishing, the reservoir provides a diverse range of recreational options. Nestled in a stunning natural setting adorned with lush green forests, the clear lake adds to the beauty of this area, creating a tranquil and inviting environment for residents to enjoy. Lafayette's festivals are among its standout features, adding vibrant energy to the town. Lafayette Art and Wine Festival is a perennial favorite, all the neighboring residents each year to indulge in local beer and wine. The festival features live music, arts and crafts exhibitions, and dedicated kid zones, creating a lively and diverse experience for all. Indulging in a spa day is a must, and the Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa offers a truly exquisite experience. Embodying the essence of a French chateau, this luxurious establishment boasts an array of opulent amenities. From its secluded, European-style spa to upscale dining options and a delightful pool, the Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa provides a haven for relaxation and pampering, ensuring a rejuvenating escape for those seeking a touch of elegance and tranquility.
 

Schools

Lafayette takes pride in hosting the region's premier schools, making it a sought-after destination for families. The district's outstanding reputation for academic excellence often serves as the primary motivation for many families relocating to the area. Even those without school-aged children reap the rewards of elevated property values associated with residing in a top-notch school district. Across all grade levels, Lafayette boasts some of the best schools in the region, solidifying its reputation as an educational hub committed to providing excellence in education.
 

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

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

0-9:

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
Separated

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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