Its beauty and quiet rural atmosphere is never overshadowed by the variety of services, products, activities, resources and recreation offered. It is a highly sought after family community that combines the best conditions for living, working and even owning a business, and it is only 17 miles from downtown San Francisco by either car or BART. Lafayette has some of California’s top educational institutions, local community theater, miles of trails and the Lafayette Reservoir as the beginning of a long list that create an amazing quality of life. This is a community that takes great pride in giving back to all aspects of the daily activities that make up living here. The Community Center offers a large variety of activities for all Lafayette residents, from preschoolers to older adults and seniors. Living here means enjoying being a daily part of the community and having a say in what matters. Lafayette understands that your hometown is for living.