Welcome to Lafayette
Set among the East Bay Hills, Lafayette homes and small ranches exude a quiet, rural atmosphere. Oak trees, pyracantha bushes and horse trails thrive next to swimming pools and tennis courts. These tree lined residential areas surround a downtown area which includes smaller homes and apartments, as well as schools, churches, a library, and a business section, which offers the necessities and amenities of contemporary life.
Lafayette is in central Contra Costa County, one of the most rapidly growing areas in the State of California. A freeway, Highway 24, intersects the city and connects with another major artery, Interstate 680 near the eastern border of Lafayette, these provide access to the west, north and south. BART linking major population center to San Francisco, also runs through town. Lafayette is known for its quiet sophistication, its easy access to the rest of the Bay Area, and its outstanding schools.
The Lafayette Reservoir is the local place for fishing, walking and relaxing. There are many hiking and biking trails throughout the city, along with quiet residential streets and a downtown business section which invites browsing and leisurely fine dining.