Lafayette is one of the most desirable places to live in the San Francisco East Bay. Combining a small town feel with a range of upscale shopping and dining options, it has a great appeal to most people. Lafayette real estate prices are undeniably in the higher price range within Contra Costa County. Lafayette homes range from small condos to impressive estates, and although much of Lafayette real estate dates back to the nineteen sixties and earlier, there are many newer properties here including a few condominium developments. Recreational facilities include Lafayette Lake, a reservoir where there is boating, fishing and plenty of picnic facilities. Add the fact that the BART station provides easy access to San Francisco and it is east to understand the general appeal, as well as the Lafayette real estate prices.
Lafayette (formerly La Fayette) is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. As of 2010, the city’s population was 23,893. It was named after the Marquis de Lafayette, a French military hero of the American Revolutionary War.