Lafayette, California 

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Population

25,792

+8.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.7%

Median Income

$138,073

Median Home Price

$1,576,600

Best Places to Live in Lafayette, California

Regional center - Northern California coast at the head of San Francisco Bay. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Lafayette, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Year round climate
Attractive setting
Arts & culture
Cons
Soft economy
Crowding
Extreme living costs
 $3,795,000 
29 Sanford Ln
Bed 5 | Bath 5 | 5150 SqFt
 $2,500,000 
1006 Howard Hills Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 5 | 5020 SqFt
 $1,075,000 
1845A Reliez Valley Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 1870 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metro Area

A world-class city in every respect, the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich San Francisco is not only a unique place to visit but also to live. The area has a lot going for it: exceptional arts and cultural activities, plenty of history and sense of place, a strong commercial and financial core; and all the education and services anyone could want. The climate is one of the most unusual in the world, and the area is among the most ethnically and socially diverse in the country. The many world-famous tourist attractions- Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the cable car system, hilltop residential enclaves, and the wine country to the north- mix with considerable local entertainment and culture to make the city one of the most interesting and fun places to live in the country.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Lafayette
Zip Codes: 94549
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 155 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lafayette is 2.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lafayette jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lafayette's cost of living is 187.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lafayette's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Lafayette, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Contra Costa county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lafayette's population is 25,792 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 8.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 31.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lafayette is $1,576,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.7%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Lafayette public schools spend $9,216 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.6 students per teacher in Lafayette. More Education



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Housing Market in Lafayette

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Reviews for Lafayette   4 Reviews
I love my little town! - 5/11/2011
Living in Lafayette is wonderful, if you can afford it! The rolling hills, the great schools and the climate make this a great place to... Read More

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Upscale (mostly), Friendly (mostly) and Trendy (mo - 8/21/2009
Great place to raise kids, nice restaurants and some good stores. A bit sparse on things like theaters etc. Weather in Summer is HOT HOT HOT. Bring sunblock and... Read More

Weather - 6/16/2007
Summers are too cool due to marine... Read More


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NEW LISTINGS IN LAFAYETTE
$3,795,000
29 Sanford Ln
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$2,500,000
1006 Howard Hills Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$1,075,000
1845A Reliez Valley Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3

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Bed 6 | Bath 7

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