Unfortunately, apartment availability is limited, and finding places to rent can be hard. However, there are several complexes of luxury apartments in the downtown area.
Luckily for you, the general consensus amongst locals is that there is no “less desirable” area of Lafayette. Lafayette is typically divided up into four quadrants:
Reliez Valley:Making up the northeastern quadrant, Reliez Valley is close to Briones Regional Park, a popular bicyclist destination.
Happy Valley:Closest to BART and less than a mile away from downtown Lafayette, Happy Valley is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Lafayette.
Downtown Lafayette:This is where you are most likely to find rental units. It's right smack dab in the center of everything, so you’ll never be bored.
Lafayette is generally considered the most bustling hamlet and retail center of the Lamorinda region. Downtown offers a plethora of fine dining and boutique shopping, with several restaurants rated among the best in the East Bay. Lafayette is also a quick 10-minute drive from Walnut Creek, which offers a broader selection of big-box retailers.
Lafayette is located on the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART line, the award-winning commuter railway connecting San Francisco to the East Bay. Most of the time, BART will get you from Lafayette to Downtown San Francisco in under an hour. Owing to its high quality of life and convenient access, Lafayette attracts many San Francisco commuters.