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Lafayette California Real Estate
Just east of the Oakland / Berkeley Hills, between the Caldecott Tunnel and Walnut Creek, is the East Bay region that locals call Lamorinda. Lafayette, the easternmost of these cities (the other two are Moraga and Orinda), is a suburban city that offers an upscale lifestyle in a pastoral setting. Only 22 miles from San Francisco, Lafayette is strategically located for commuting to the city via BART or Highway 24.
Lafayette CA is a family-friendly community with excellent public schools, a pleasant climate, and plenty of recreational opportunities. Lafayette offers convenient shopping, restaurants, and services combined with a small town atmosphere. Thousands of acres of dedicated open space with miles of hiking/biking trails, an active city recreation program, and fun-filled community events ensure that residents have access to a variety of leisure time activities.
Included on Forbes’ recent list of the most expensive zip codes in the United States, Lafayette boasts many beautiful homes tucked into its hills and valleys. Most are gracious older residences in well-established neighborhoods. Many are on large lots; some with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside, while others are afforded the peace and quiet offered by the adjacent Briones Regional Park.
Lafayette CA Homes
Homes in Lafayette California tend to be expensive. Single-family homes in the Reliez Valley, Happy Valley, Condit, and Lafayette Hills can run into the millions. The budget minded might want to try their luck in Los Palos or Stanley. While homes in these neighborhoods certainly aren’t cheap, they tend to be among the more affordable homes in Lafayette.