Lafayette CA


A city in Contra Costa County, California, Lafayette is known for its wealthy inhabitants and pastoral rolling hills. One of nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area, Lafayette  was incorporated in 1968, although settlement of the area began in 1848.for the preservation and enhancement of the semi-rural character of the community.  Schools in Lafayette are also among the best in Northern California. The city has a total area of 15.4 square miles of which is land and 0.2 square miles is water. The zip code is 94549.

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Lafayette is part of the greater San Francisco Bay Area and has its own station on the BART public transit system.  Situated between Walnut Creek, Moraga, and Orinda, and, together with the latter two towns, Lafayette is separated from greater Berkeley and Oakland by the Berkeley Hills. The city is noted for its high quality of life with low crime rate, small town downtown, clean air, mild climate and beautiful oak tree-studded hills.


As of 2014, the population of  Lafayette is 24,073. There are 1,582 people per square mile (population density).  The median age is 44.5. 62.60% of people in Lafayette are married and 8.22% are divorced.  The average household size is 2.64 people. 40.38% of people are married, with children and 8.98% have children and are single.

Like the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area, Lafayette has a Mediterranean climate.  Lafayette gets 28 inches of rain per year and now snowfall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 59.  On average, there are 262 sunny days per year with July highs around 82 degrees and January lows around 35. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 54 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable.

Lafayette CA Homes for Sale

If you are considering buying a home in the East Bay region, you will find  a variety of Lafayette CA homes for sale.   The median home value in Lafayette, is $1,189,100. Home appreciation is 22.40% over the last year. The median age of Lafayette CA real estate  is 51 years. Renters make up 23.71% of the Lafayette population and 3.76% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate).  Lafayette neighborhoods include:

  • Baywood neighborhood
  • Burton Valley neighborhood
  • Condit neighborhood
  • Downtown Lafayette (Downtown) neighborhood
  • Happy Valley neighborhood
  • Hidden Oaks neighborhood
  • Lafayette Hills (Hills) neighborhood
  • Los Palos neighborhood
  • Moraga Boulevard (Moraga) neighborhood
  • Mountain View neighborhood
  • Northridge neighborhood
  • Quandt neighborhood
  • Reliez Valley neighborhood
  • Silver Dell (Silver Dell Rellez) neighborhood
  • Silver Springs neighborhood
  • Silverwood neighborhood
  • Sky-Hy Ranch neighborhood
  • Springhill neighborhood
  • Stanley neighborhood
  • Tiffany Hills (Via Roble) neighborhood
  • Woodborough neighborhood

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Renters make up 31.01% of the population and 4.32% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate). Value of owner-occupied housing:

Less Than $20,000 0.00%
$20,000 to $39,999 0.13%
$40,000 to $59,999 0.00%
$60,000 to $79,999 0.47%
$80,000 to $99,999 0.00%
$100,000 to $149,999 0.47%
$150,000 to $199,999 0.44%
$200,000 to $299,999 0.69%
$300,000 to $399,999 1.24%
$400,000 to $499,999 0.69%
$500,000 to $749,999 14.01%
$750,000 to $999,999 31.15%
$1,000,000 or more 50.72%

Schools and Education
Lafayette is serviced by the Lafayette School District. Lafayette public schools spend $10,857 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.6 students per teacher.  The city has four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Lafayette schools include:

Colleges and universities nearest to Lafayette include:


The unemployment rate in Lafayette is 2.20%, with job growth of 0.69%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 39.20%.  City sales tax rate is 8.50% and income tax is 6.00%. The income per capita is $67,220, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $136,438. Top employers in Lafayette include:

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Sutter Health
  • Safeway Corp.
  • Robert Half Corporate
  • Starbucks

Lafayette CA Homes for Sale

Top titles for Lafayette jobs include:

  • RN – Registered Nurse
  • Sales Associate
  • Project Manager
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Barista

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Area Hospitals


The nearest major airport to Lafayettte is Oakland International Airport (OAK / KOAK), which has international and domestic flights from Oakland.  Another major airport serving Lafayette is San Francisco International Airport (SFO / KSFO), which has international and domestic flights from San Francisco, California.

Lafayette CA Real Estate Specialists – Call Today! (925) 709.1000

We are a real estate team serving Contra Costa and surrounding counties. Over the past 24 years we have dedicated ourselves to helping our clients buy, sell and refurbish properties in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We go beyond the fundamentals of effective pricing and marketing and help you make decisions to get top dollar for the sale of your home or top value for your purchase. We focus on Contra Costa County real estate in the following communities, but not limited to:

If you are a buyer, allow us to help you purchase the right home in the right neighborhood and make sure you don’t miss out on any homes that may meet your needs.  Please utilize our Contra Costa County real estate and Lafayette CA real estate expertise to make your home search and buying experience as stress free and rewarding as possible.

Free Valuation on Your Home

If you’re considering selling your home, we utilize the latest cutting-edge real estate marketing tools to expose your property to the widest range of potential buyers. We will aggressively market your home to sell as quickly as possible! Our extensive real estate knowledge allows us to guide you intelligently, whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest.

We provide exceptional customer service and will assist you throughout the entire transaction. Please call us today or fill out the online contact form, and let us know how we can best serve your Bay Area CA real estate needs. We look forward to speaking with you!

Re/Max C.C. Connection, Inc.
ProTeam Realty, Inc. BRE 1870055
Phone:  925.709.1000
Fax: 925.937.0150

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