Lafayette, CA

The Good Life in Lafayette, CA

Located east of the Berkeley Hills, Lafayette enjoys a Mediterranean climate that is warmer in summer months than the surrounding cities. Weather is generally sunny, although mornings can be foggy. Grassy rolling hills and mixed forest habitat contribute to a relaxed and domestic atmosphere. Winters are cool and damp, with occasional freezes.

When you are looking for a place to live and truly enjoy life, come to Lafayette. This beautiful East Bay city offers a rich experience – excellent schools, ease of commute, great recreation, theater, a community hub, and of course beautiful neighborhoods and homes.

The BART station makes getting to and from the city and the airport simple, with trains running at frequent intervals. Connecting transit routes will take you anywhere you want to go in the Bay Area, without the use of a car.

Raising a family? Lafayette’s schools stand among the best in California within the highly ranked Acalanes School District.

Burton Valley Elementary School gets top ratings, 10 out of a possible 10, from

Acalanes High School is also top rated. This school is far above the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

Beautiful community parks give access to the beauty and relaxation offered by the natural habitat of the area.

For cultural richness, Lafayette offers the Park Theater. Renovations are underway to bring this historic theater to a new role as a community center. An anchor of a revitalized town center, the Park will become a magnet – a center for newly released Hollywood movies and classics, independent and foreign films, and creative programming to appeal to all ages. 

The Lafayette Library and Learning Center is more than a library. It functions as a community resource that offers enriching experiences for all ages, including authors and lectures, children’s and teens’ programs, and adult programs. Space for private or business gatherings is available, too. There is a book shop and a historical society to round out the mix.

Are you ready for some outdoor recreation? Visit Lafayette Reservoir for boating, fishing, hiking, biking and skating, and picnics. Picnic areas feature BBQ grills. Four picnic spots with larger tables are available by reservation. Dogs are allowed on leash and there is a playground on site that features a “tot-lot” for younger children. 

And be sure to visit Briones Regional Park, 6255 acres of natural beauty and wildlife habitat. You may see black-tailed deer, coyotes, squirrels, red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures and even other more reclusive creatures. Many scenic trails grace the park, and there is even an archery range.

For a well-rounded suburban lifestyle, Lafayette is the place to be. Nestled among other vibrant Bay Area cities, yet surrounded by the beauties of nature, this lovely community will make an ideal home for you and for your family.

To see the best of what Lafayette offers, with a knowledgeable guide focused on your specific needs, contact Paige Roosta today. She will help you find the ideal place to relocate and start your new life in the beautiful East Bay.