“Downtown Lafayette” encompasses neighborhoods served by Lafayette Elementary School and represents perhaps the most diversified housing options available in Lafayette. Here you’ll find larger custom homes with graceful architecture and fabulous indoor/outdoor appeal, modest ones with manicured lawns, and many others. There are also condominiums and rental apartments.
A major draw for all is the proximity to our thriving downtown, BART, the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, the bike trail, and our excellent schools. In addition to the school fields, there are intimate neighborhood parks to play in and creeks to explore.
“Residents are drawn to Downtown Lafayette neighborhoods for their charm, tree-lined streets, and the close-in location known for great access to schools, trails, commute routes, BART, popular restaurants, and shopping. Everything needed is close by!”
This highly desired Lafayette neighborhood offers some of the most prestigious addresses in town, if not the entire East Bay.
Despite rapid growth in surrounding areas, Happy Valley has retained a semi-rural and old-fashioned feel. Centrally located to transportation, hiking, biking trails, and downtown retail, Happy Valley boasts eclectic architectural styles and a wide range of home values. You’ll find craftsman homes, mid-century modern masterpieces, and traditional and European-style estates on various parcel sizes.
“Happy Valley is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Lafayette. This loved pocket of town is known for its rural feel, neighborhood walking paths, and luxury estates tucked behind private gates. Its ideal location is within proximity to top-rated schools, Downtown Lafayette’s restaurant row, shopping, and BART.”
Located halfway between Downtown Lafayette and the town of Moraga, Burton Valley is home to several Lafayette gathering spots.
The Community Center, Lafayette Little League’s Buckeye Fields, and the Community Sports Fields are central to this neighborhood – a favorite of young families. Dog walkers, lemonade stands, and bike riders are familiar sights. During summer, listen for swim team starting-line whistles. October reveals spooky Halloween yard décor that draws legendary trick-or-treat crowds. And, in December, the area becomes a magical winter wonderland, with each home lit more brilliantly than the next.
“Barbecues, swim clubs, lemonade stands, and dog walkers - oh my! Burton Valley is a traditional suburban neighborhood where residents enjoy wide streets, classic ranch-style homes, easy access to trails, schools, and local amenities.”
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