Neighborhood recommendations for Lafayette?

Hi all!

My wife, daughter (4 month old), and I have decided to relocate from NYC after ~8 years (currently in Park Slope, Brooklyn) and are considering Lafayette due to the overall livability and charm Lafayette offers. My wife is originally from the Lamorinda area, so it would be more of a homecoming. 

Would love any neighborhood recommendations for our young family and/or connecting with those that have made a similar move to learn more!


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We live in the Happy Valley neighborhood and love it. That being said, it seems to me it is hard to go wrong in any of the Lafayette neighborhoods. Just depends on what matters to you (would you rather be on the side closest to Oakland/SF for commute etc (ie Happy Valley) or the side closer to Walnut Creek for daily type of shopping? Does easy highway accessibility matter to you? (there are some great neighborhoods that are pretty far back) etc.) 

Good luck! 

There is a lot of building going on in Lafayette and prices just continue to rise.  Nice think about Lafayette is you can be downtown, burbs, or rural, just depends on what you want and can afford and how much house and land you would like.  I don’t think there are any “bad” neighborhoods in Lafayette.  If you budget is $2M+ yout should not have a problem.