Located between Berkeley and Walnut Creek, Lafayette has its own Bay Area Rapid Transit station (BART). In fact, it’s only a 25 minute BART ride from San Francisco. Noted for its high quality of life, Lafayette boasts top-rated schools, low crime rates, a small-town downtown, clean air, a mild climate, and oak tree-studded hills. In November 2006, area residents began placing crosses on a hill overlooking the local BART station and Highway 24 “to represent and memorialize the American soldiers who have died in the ongoing Iraqi war.” As of January 2014, residents had placed approximately 6,000 crosses. The memorial generated public attention, media coverage, and counter-protests due to its visibility from the commuter thoroughfare below.
Residents in Lafayette enjoy a Mediterranean climate typical of the area. However, the climate varies between Lafayette and surrounding areas because of its geologic location. During the summer, temperatures soar beyond 100°F in Lafayette and its neighboring cities. In comparison, the rest of the area usually stays 20 degrees cooler. The warm, dry summers offer a perfect chance to soak up rays on a custom-built deck. Even the cool, damp winters won’t stop you from enjoying an outdoor living space year round! Call today for a free estimate and get your dream outdoor living area, perfect for enjoying the average 262 sunny days per year in Lafayette, CA!