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Best Places To Live In Lafayette, CA

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  • Lafayette, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 25,381
  • 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…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Contra Costa Centre, CA
  • 4.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,190
86
  • San Ramon, CA
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 74,366
  • And a San Ramon native I for one can vouch for the fact that it is single-handedly one of the most beautiful places in the Bay. With a very mild climate and beautiful atmosphere, San Ramon is also a…[read more]
85
  • Danville, CA
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 43,758
  • I lived in Danville California for the better part of my childhood, and I still travel there to visit my parents and grandparents during holidays. The city is a very calm place, and in my opinion a great…[read more]
85
  • Saranap, CA
  • 2.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,211
84
  • Kensington, CA
  • 9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,602
84
  • Shepherd Canyon, Oakland, CA
  • 6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,863
84
  • Dublin, CA
  • 16.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 54,523
  • I have lived near Dublin, California in the East Bay Area for several years and it is an absolutely lovely place to live, if you have the money of course. Dublin is a very expensive part of the East Bay…[read more]
83
  • Belvedere, CA
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,017
83
  • Pleasanton, CA
  • 20.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 77,046
  • I used to live here for few years. At first I thought it was quiet and peaceful. The city was clean and I had all shopping centers nearby. But the whole place's attitude changed once the recession set in…[read more]
83
  • Tiburon, CA
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,170
82
  • Crocker Highland, Oakland, CA
  • 8.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,280
82
  • Alamo, CA
  • 6.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,078
  • I've lived all over the beautiful state of California and I can honestly say that Alamo is one of the best areas in the whole state to call home. Living in Alamo (a suburb of San Francisco Bay/East Bay)…[read more]
81
  • Orinda, CA
  • 2.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,936
  • I guess if you are 55+ years old, this quiet little town is fine for you. I would not recommend it to younger folks. After 8 PM the whole town seems to fall asleep. Even nearby Moraga has more going…[read more]
81
  • Piedmont, CA
  • 7.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,201
  • Living in the city of Piedmont is an amazing, yet expensive experience. When I lived in Piedmont, there was never a dull day. This city is full of life and excitement. There is always somewhere to go…[read more]
81
  • Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA
  • 7.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,996
81
  • Montclair, Oakland, CA
  • 6.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,011
80
  • Port Costa, CA
  • 11.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 228
79
  • Forestland, Oakland, CA
  • 5.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,954
79
  • Albany, CA
  • 10.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,420
  • Living near San Francisco can have its perks, you know. A small town like Albany gives you so much flexibility when it comes to where you want to work, send your kids to school, and where you like to…[read more]
79
  • Acalanes Ridge, CA
  • 2.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,000
79
  • Moraga, CA
  • 3.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,977
  • I have lived in Moraga, CA for a couple of years now and it is a wonderful place to create a life for yourself. The city has access to all of the fun of the San Francisco bay area without the hustle and…[read more]
79
  • Merriwood, Oakland, CA
  • 5.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,273
78
  • Reliez Valley, CA
  • 3.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,595
78
  • Glen Highlands, Oakland, CA
  • 6.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,473
78
  • Shell Ridge, CA
  • 4.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,123
78
  • Panoramic Hill, Oakland, CA
  • 6.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,751
78
  • Lincoln Highlands, Oakland, CA
  • 7.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,445
  • It gets more comfortable and safer as you get up the hill in Dimond and into Lincoln Highlands, and you even start to see great views of the city the further up you get. Although it is a bit secluded,…[read more]
78
  • Walnut Creek, CA
  • 4.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 67,568
  • I've lived close to Walnut Creek, located in the San Francisco East Bay, for most of my life. The city has a Mediterranean climate--moist, cool winters and dry, hot summers. Granted, it is more of a…[read more]
78
  • Benicia, CA
  • 12.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,780
  • What Inlove about Benicia is it’s not as an Francisco or Sacramento. It’s a nice small town with a lot to offer, and right of the back I would recommend for any family of any size. It was great growing…[read more]
77
  • Martinez, CA
  • 7.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 37,544
  • I've lived in Martinez for over 20 years and Pleasant Hill for 15 years. What I like about living in historical downtown Martinez are the old custom homes, and the proximity to the water and the weather…[read more]
77
  • Livermore, CA
  • 24.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 86,493
  • Livermore. Police And the Fire. Dept Are very quick to Respond. ..... Livermore has a lot of different events for different age groups. Livermore has many wineries to visit some with Restaurants and…[read more]
77
  • Alameda, CA
  • 12.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 77,409
  • From a beautiful golf course to a indoor mini golf course miniature of the Bay Area, to bowling alley, and two antique arcades. The best little shopping area in SF Bay. Great restaurants and street…[read more]
77
  • Pacifica, CA
  • 27.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 38,844
  • I love living in Pacifica. It's a small city just south of San Francisco so there is always a ton of things I can do. The downside is that the cost of living is pretty high, but it's totally worth it.…[read more]
76
  • Hayward Highland, Hayward, CA
  • 16.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,445
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  • Diablo, CA
  • 9.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 807
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  • Clayton, CA
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,655
  • Clayton is an average sized suburb of San Francisco housing approximately eleven thousand residents. This is an extremely respected neighborhood for many reasons, one of which includes the fact that is a…[read more]
76
  • Woodminster, Oakland, CA
  • 7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,530
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  • San Miguel, CA
  • 4.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,214
76
  • Camino Tassajara, CA
  • 12.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,456
76
  • Brisbane, CA
  • 20.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,568
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  • Oakmore, Oakland, CA
  • 7.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,022
75
  • Blackhawk, CA
  • 12.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,468
75
  • North Gate, CA
  • 6.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 465
75
  • Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
  • 18.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 19,716
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  • Pleasant Hill, CA
  • 5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 34,395
  • I love Pleasant Hill! On my off days, I'm usually enjoying a cool drink or checking out the news while catching a relaxing breeze in Gregory Gardens, Grayson Woods, Poests Corner, and El Dorado Park.,…[read more]
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  • Diamond Heights, San Francisco, CA
  • 20.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,239
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  • Claremont, Oakland, CA
  • 6.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,097
74
  • Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA
  • 19.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,734
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  • Twin Peaks, San Francisco, CA
  • 20.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,538
73
  • Hercules, CA
  • 12.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 25,011
  • I live in Hercules, CA and I look forward to each day here. Hercules was named after the Hercules Powder Company, which used to own the land as part of their factory. We are a bedroom community, situated…[read more]

Listed above are the best places to live in Lafayette, CA for 2020. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Lafayette, CA, followed by the best places to live near Lafayette, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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