Lafayette is an affluent city in Contra Costa County that was incorporated in 1968. Located 21.9 miles east of San Francisco Bay Area, it is situated between Walnut Creek, Moraga, and Orinda. Lafayette is one of the three cities that comprise of what is now referred to as “Lamorinda”, along with Moraga and Orinda. A city known for its beautiful rolling hills, good schools, and wealthy inhabitants, the average median household income (2016) was over $140,000, about two and a half times more than the national median and more than twice California’s average household income.
The city is home to one of today’s infamous Cross of Lafayette Memorial, where over 6,000 white crosses are displayed on a hill overlooking the Lafayette BART station and Highway 24. It started in November 2006 when the local residents started putting the white crosses memorialize the American Soldiers who have perished in the ongoing Iraqi war.
The city has an amazing network of volunteers who support numerous events that constantly bring the community together. From its weekly Farmer’s Market, annual celebration of Earth Day full of live concerts, festivities, and parades, Tri-City Dances for the youth, Motorama parade of muscle and sports cars and motorcycles on Father’s Day, to holiday parades and community parties, Lafayette never runs out of community activities to bring its neighboring cities, Moraga, and Orinda, together. To learn more of the festivities celebrated and scheduled events, click on these sites:
Lafayette belongs to the Lafayette School District
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Below is a list of Lafayette’s Featured Properties, which is directly linked to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the database used by all Realtors to search available properties. The list is fed “live” so it will constantly change as similar new properties go for sale. Please use the Advance Search tool in the navigation bar below for a more customized property search.