Welcome to Downtown
The neighborhoods that surrounded the downtown area of Lafayette were originally cottages that were considered summer homes for families looking to escape the San Francisco fog. Because these homes were built as getaways, they are typically smaller, as are the lots. The downtown area of Lafayette is alive with shopping and restaurants which has attracted people looking for an urban feel in the suburbs. The new development in downtown has also made this part of Lafayette incredibly popular because of the walk-ability to BART and all that Lafayette has to offer. This neighborhood feeds into Lafayette Elementary School.
Trail Neighborhood - The trail Neighborhood borders Lafayette's beloved walking and biking trail that meanders from Lafayette to Moraga. Families living along the trail love that they can exercise for miles or that their kids can use the trail to walk or bike to Lafayette Elementary, Burton Valley Elementary and Stanley Middle School.