Welcome to Lafayette
There are many reasons to love Lafayette; its picturesque hills, desirable weather, top-notch schools and quaint downtown are only a few! The beautiful Lafayette Reservoir has over 550-acres of undisturbed oak woodland located just a half mile from downtown, and offers hiking, biking, fishing, boating, picnicking, children’s playground and live concerts in the summertime.
Downtown Lafayette is complete with specialty shops, clothing boutiques, art galleries, grocery stores and a wide range of bakeries and dining experiences truly making it the quintessential, sophisticated downtown. From the quaint to the quirky, the necessary and the needed, Downtown Lafayette has it all!
Despite the growth over the past 20 years, local residents are determined and steadfast in their desire to preserve the area’s natural beauty and small town charm. Lafayette attributes the overall success of their school district to the strong “Partnership in Education” relationship between students, parents, faculty and the community. The highly acclaimed Lafayette School District is one reason that many families move into and stay in Lafayette; the proximity to Oakland, SF, BART and Highway 24 is another.