Lafayette, CA

Population: 25,381

Key findings

  • Lafayette has a Livability Score of 87/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Lafayette crime rates are 51% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Lafayette is 68% higher than the California average
  • Lafayette real estate prices are 175% higher than the California average
  • Rental prices in Lafayette are 40% higher than the California average

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      Top Rated Schools in Lafayette

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Happy Valley ElementaryKG - 553586%
      Lafayette ElementaryKG - 555486%
      M. H. Stanley Middle School6 - 81,17880%
      Burton Valley ElementaryKG - 577179%
      Acalanes High9 - 121,39678%
      Springhill ElementaryKG - 548776%
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      Lafayette Reviews

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      Lafayette: A Beautiful California City

      Attractions10/10
      Community9/10
      Nightlife7/10
      Dining7/10
      Shopping8/10
      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 looking 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.
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      Source: The Lafayette, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).