Lafayette is one of the smaller cities located in Contra Costa County, with a population of just under 25,000 people. Surrounded by oak tree hills, Lafayette is a wonderful city for families to consider. Being more of a quiet community, it has a low crime rate, cleaner air, and some of the top-rated schools in the Bay Area.
Most of Lafayette is predominantly single-family properties but it ranks among the most expensive in the Bay Area. The homes have many features that families are looking for when choosing a good community to raise children.
Although Lafayette is more focused on a quiet community than the frills of many Bay Area cities, if you are looking for a weekend out, San Francisco is only a 25 minute Bart ride away.
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