Livability Score

84
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities C

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (3) C-
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Philz Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Panama Bay Coffee Co.
Coffee Shop
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Rooted Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Cafe La Scala
Coffee Shop
Tellus Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Library Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Cafe Teatro
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Ranch House
Coffee Shop
Latte Da Espresso & More
Coffee Shop
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (1) F
Student Performing Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Rheem Theatre
Cinema
Peacock Hall
Theatre Arts
Lesher Center for the Arts
Theatre Arts
Century 16 Theater
Cinema
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Museum
Turkey Vulture
Attraction
Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society
Museum
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Stadium
Club 1220
Nightclub
Orinda Theatre
Cinema
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (6) F
Roundup Saloon
Bar
Jackson's
Alcohol
BevMo!
Alcohol
Panda Express
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Headlands Brewing Company
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Nation's Giant Hamburgers and Great Pies
Fast Food
Lamorinda Pizza
Fast Food
Tangelo
Sweets
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Papa Murphy's
Fast Food
Noah's Bagels
Fast Food
Extreme Pizza
Fast Food
Cheese Steak Shop
Fast Food
Mr Lucky's
Bar
ØL Beercafe & Bottleshop
Bar
Ike's Love and Sandwiches
Fast Food
Dan's Irish Sports Bar
Bar
Chipotle
Fast Food
Panera Bread
Fast Food
Veggie Grill
Fast Food
Bourbon Highway
Bar
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Sweets
Tiki Tom
Bar
Fitness (1) F
Unknown Name
Gym
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
Lafayette Community Center
Community Centre
Tice Creek Fitness Center
Gym
Hacienda De Las Flores
Community Centre
Forma Gym
Gym
Fireside Room
Community Centre
Tice Valley Community Gym
Community Centre
Jeanne Dowell Yoga Fitness & Spa Programs
Gym
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Civic Park Community Center
Community Centre
The Key Club
Gym
Orinda Civic Center
Community Centre
InForma
Gym
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
Groceries (4) A+
Safeway
Grocery Store
SusieCakes
Bakery
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Lunardi's
Grocery Store
Third Culture Bakery
Bakery
House of Bagels
Bakery
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Genuine Goodness
Bakery
Safeway
Grocery Store
Sprouts Farmers Market
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Parks (12) A+
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Brook Street Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Leigh Creekside Park
Park
Stanley Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Saint Marys Ballfield
Park
Meher Park
Park
Newell Pocket Park
Park
Lafayette Community Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Tice Valley Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Moraga Valley Swim & Tennis Club
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Orinda Oaks Park
Park
Shops (7) D-
Solano Jewelers
Fashion
Learning Express Toys
Toys
Floral Arts Florist
Florist
Ensor Jeremy E OD
Optician
Supercuts
Hairdresser
AT&T
Electronics
JoS. A. Bank
Clothing
TJ Maxx
Department Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
King Florist Moraga
Florist
HomeGoods
Houseware
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Flower Bowl Florist
Florist
Sundance Antiques
Furniture
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Jeffrey Neve Interior Design
Interior Decoration
ACE Walnut Creek Hardware
Home Improvement
Sports Barber
Hairdresser
diPietro Todd Salon
Hairdresser
Blinks and Brows
Beauty
Galaxy Nail Spa
Beauty
Mike's Bikes
Bicycle
Metamorphosis
Beauty
Lavender Dreams Nail Spa
Beauty
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 15.6% take public transportation in Lafayette.
Public Transit Stops (13)
Stops & Stations
A+
Moraga Road & Mount Diablo Boulevard
Bus Stop
Mount Diablo Boulevard & Moraga Road
Bus Stop
Mount Diablo Boulevard & Moraga Road
Bus Stop
Moraga Road & Moraga Boulevard
Bus Stop
Moraga Road & Brook Street
Bus Stop
Moraga Road & O'Connor Drive
Bus Stop
Lafayette
Transit Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Lafayette BART
Bus Stop
Moraga Road & Herman Drive
Bus Stop
Moraga Road & Oliver Court
Bus Stop
Moraga Road & Tanglewood Drive
Bus Stop
Moraga Road & Silver Springs Road
Bus Stop
Moraga Road & Via Granada
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Moraga Road & Campolindo Drive
Bus Stop
Moraga Road & Campolindo Drive
Bus Stop
Moraga Road & Buckingham Drive
Bus Stop
Moraga Road & Buckingham Drive
Bus Stop
Moraga Road & Rheem Boulevard
Bus Stop
Boulevard Way & Kinney Drive
Bus Stop
Boulevard Way & Iris Lane
Bus Stop
Moraga Road & Kendall Circle
Bus Stop
Boulevard Way & Olympic Boulevard
Bus Stop
Moraga Road & Kendall Circle
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
15.6%
A-
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Lafayette is 283/100 - which is 103% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime A+

Lafayette crime rates are 1,362 per 100k, which is 52% lower than California
Property Crime
1,262 crimes per 100k
B+
Violent Crime
100 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment A+

The median income in Lafayette is $188,140 - which is 195% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$188,140
A+
Unemployment Rate
2.7%
A-
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (5)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Unknown Name
Dentist
Women's Health Center: Sutter Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Clinic
Lafayette Police Department
Police
Fire Station 15
Fire Station
Contra Costa Fire - Station 17
Fire Station
Moraga Police Department
Police
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Dental Medical
Dentist
Planned Parenthood
Clinic
Phenomenal Mind Studios
Doctor
Moraga-Orinda Fire Station
Fire Station
Walnut Cree Family Practice
Doctor
BART Police
Police
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walnut Creek Police Department
Police
Walnut Creek Medical Center
Hospital
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District
Fire Station
Station 2
Fire Station
CCCFPD
Fire Station
Fire Station 1
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Orinda Rehabilitation
Hospital
Walnut Creek Dentists
Dentist
Unknown Name
Police
Orinda Police Department
Police
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A-
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housing B-

Lafayette home prices are $1,557,200 - which is 280% higher than California
Home Price
$1,557,200
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
28%
A+
Home Affordability
8.3x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools A+

The Lafayette graduation rate is 97% - which is 22% higher than California
School Test Scores
83%
A+
High School Grad. Rates
97%
A+
Elementary Schools (13) A
Lafayette Elementary
M. H. Stanley Middle
The Child Day School - Lafayette
St Perpetua School
Diablo Valley Montessori School
Springstone
Contra Costa Jewish Day School
Springhill Elementary
Happy Valley Elementary
Bentley School
Meher Schools
Donald L. Rheem Elementary
Burton Valley Elementary
Little Genuis Academy
Glorietta Elementary
St Mary Elementary School
Parkmead Elementary
Halstrom Academy - Walnut Creek
Tice Creek
Halstrom Academy - Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek Christian Academy
Contra Costa Christian School
Buena Vista Elementary
Orinda Intermediate
Los Perales Elementary
High Schools (3) F
Springstone
Acalanes High
Bentley School
Campolindo High
Acalanes Center For Independent Study
Halstrom Academy - Walnut Creek
Halstrom Academy - Walnut Creek
Contra Costa Christian School
Las Lomas High
Orinda Academy
Miramonte High
Holden High School
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ratings A+

Lafayette has an overall rating of 91% from 12 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (11)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Lafayette Area Facts

  • Lafayette has a Livability Score of 84/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Lafayette crime rates are 52% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Lafayette is 103% higher than the California average
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Lafayette: A Beautiful California City 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( May 10, 2018) Lafayette is an incredible small city across the bay from San Francisco. It is tucked in between many small parks that are very fun to spend time in, no matter what time of year it is. The Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area is definitely the best area in Lafayette. If you are lo ...Read More oking for a calm, friendly city than Lafayette will serve you very well.

I've been living in Lafayette for a while now and hope to never move away. Yes, it's a very expensive area to live in even by California standards but it's worth it. There are a lot of startups in the area which is great for recent grads or people looking to branch out on their own. It's also a very safe city which is a big plus.

The downtown area has a decent amount of stores and restaurants to choose from, so you probably won't have to go to far to get what you need. Overall, it's a great city for people of every age. Read Less
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C Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Lafayette? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Brook Street Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Leigh Creekside Park
Stanley Park

Entertainment

Student Performing Arts Center
Unknown Name
Rheem Theatre
Peacock Hall
Lesher Center for the Arts
Century 16 Theater
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Turkey Vulture

Food & Drink

Roundup Saloon
Jackson's
BevMo!
Panda Express
McDonald's
Headlands Brewing Company
Subway
Nation's Giant Hamburgers and Great Pies

A- Commute

Is public transit available in Lafayette? Of all people who commute, 15.6% take public transportation in Lafayette.
Drive to Work
56%

20% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
16%

10% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

D+ Health & Safety

Is Lafayette a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Doctors

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