Nestled in the rolling hills of Contra Costa County, Lafayette presents a harmonious blend of suburban calmness with a dash of urban spirit. Historically, the region was inhabited by the Saklan Indians before Spanish explorers arrived. The town evolved rapidly with the post-WWII housing boom. The Lafayette Reservoir, a popular spot, offers recreational opportunities from fishing to hiking. The town’s dedication to arts is evident in the Lafayette Gallery and local art events. The El Curtola Bridge stands as a testament to the town’s continuous development. With easy access to Highway 24 and its BART station, Lafayette provides a seamless connection to Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco, making it a desirable spot for Bay Area professionals seeking respite from city hustle.