Overview of Lafayette
For those looking to move into the Golden State or transfer to a different city, Lafayette, Calif., is an excellent choice. The homes in Lafayette are located along the city's beautiful oak-tree studded streets and tucked inside beautiful rolling hills just 25 minutes outside the San Francisco metropolitan area. Lafayette is known for having some of the most beautiful homes in the area, and many of the residents in the area live a luxurious lifestyle. This wealthy community is known for having some of the best schools, hospitals and shops in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are plenty of quiet and comfortable Lafayette apartments for rent that will be a perfect fit for anyone from families to single renters looking to make Lafayette the new city they call home.
Living in Lafayette, CA
The city has a rich historical background; it was discovered in 1847 after one of the first Yankee settlers, Elam Brown, purchased a plot of land. Brown decided to build three homes on the land, which made Lafayette the first established town in Contra Costa County. Over the years, people started opening businesses throughout the town; however, it wasn't until after World War II until the quiet farming community turned into a residential neighborhood.
Lafayette Attractions and Special Events
Many of the apartments are located near the Bay Area Rapid Transit station, which brings people to and from downtown San Francisco. For those interested in making the trek into the city or any of the communities surrounding Lafayette, residents can be sure that they will always be given the chance of a cultural and unique experience. Throughout the Bay Area, there are a number of art museums, boutiques, volunteer opportunities, lectures and workshops, live music venues and restaurants that will satisfy the lifestyles of the diversified Lafayette residents.
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