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Living in Lafayette CA

Lafayette Juniors: Philanthropy, Friendship, and Fun

Of all my varied successes in a career that has proven to be more rewarding than I ever could have imagined, I continue to take great pride in my past involvement with Lafayette Juniors. As a former president of this great organization, I am forever impressed by the group’s longevity and dedication to philanthropy. Their quality annual events are always much anticipated and attended. The...

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The Creative Side of Lamorinda

Whatever your child’s artistic interest – theater, dance, visual arts, or instrumental music – Lamorinda schools and a vast number of private mentors and organizations can provide the instruction, encouragement, and outstanding opportunities to help fulfill artistic dreams. Our elementary, middle, and high schools are fortunate to be supported by groups such as Lafayette Partners in Education, The Education Foundation of Orinda, and the Moraga...

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Lafayette Coffee Talk

If you’re like most coffee drinkers, you have a go-to spot to grab your morning caffeine fix and/or your afternoon pick-me-up. You know exactly what you’re getting at your favorite place – a mocha with just the right amount of whip, or a perfectly flavored salted caramel latte. If you’re enough of a regular that the barista has your drink ready before you’ve even ordered,...

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Cabernets, Chardonnays, and Zins! Oh My!

It’s easy to take for granted our proximity to the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, where some of the world’s best wine is made, and where people travel from all over the globe to sample the area’s treasures. If you haven’t ventured north recently, this is a great time to explore. The weather is nearly perfect (but then again, it almost always is in Northern California)...

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Lafayette, CA: Home of Destination-Worthy Cuisine

With destination-worthy restaurants claiming territory in our corner of the Bay Area, Lafayette residents no longer feel the need to venture through the tunnel in search of quality cuisine. Lafayette has itself become the destination. From the west end of Mt. Diablo Blvd. to the east, one can find restaurant variety and caliber such as that in San Francisco, or in Alice’s Berkeley wonderland. Our...

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Our 5 Favorite Features of 1030 Dolores Drive, Lafayette, CA 94549

1.    Proximity to Downtown Lafayette. This traditional single-story is located within steps to downtown Lafayette where boutique shops, Michelin-rated restaurants, hometown cafes, and a variety of grocery stores await.  2. Incredible Curb Appeal. Great Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle. The indoor/outdoor flow of the home is amazing & begins with an inviting front yard featuring a white split-rail fence, charming front porch, level lawn and mature landscape. It then...

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Gear Up for Dancing and Music In Lafayette Plaza Park!

Join us for beautiful summer evenings of dancing, music making, and mingling in our wonderful community of Lafayette! The below events are fun for all ages, families, or a casual date night. We hope to see you there! The Big Jangle Band On the evening of June 17th a local favorite, The Big Jangle Band, will take to the Lafayette Plaza Park stage from 6:30...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Fingers on the Pulse of Lafayette’s Real Estate Market

Whether you’re a home-buyer, or a home-seller, success in a competitive real estate market depends on staying informed. Here are  5 simple ways to keep up with the latest in Lafayette’s real estate market news. Subscribe to Sneak Peek. Sneak Peek subscribers receive news directly in their email inbox regarding: Pocket Listings that are not expected to ever go on the MLS. Exclusive previews of...

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How Often Can You Have Your Cake and Eat it Too?

Earlier this spring, we announced a unique opportunity in Happy Valley. 3654 Happy Valley Road, Lafayette, CA, which has two lots and endless possibilities. Since we first listed these two parcels for sale, together, Parcel B, a classic, well-maintained home and property, has become available for purchase on its own! This classic Happy Valley Estate was built in 1947; it has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms....

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Lafayette Juniors Kitchen Tour in its 17th Year!

Established in 1953, the Lafayette Juniors is an organization of women dedicated to promoting social welfare, education, and civic improvement in Lafayette and the surrounding communities. This organization allows members to experience the joy of giving to others and in return, gain long-lasting friendships as well as a stronger connection to the community. Their primary fundraising event, the Lafayette Juniors Kitchen Tour, has become an...

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Our 5 Favorite Features of 600 Sky Hy Circle, Lafayette, CA

5 Bedroom | 3 Bathroom | 2598 Sq. Ft. | .24-Acre Parcel | Built in 1976 Optimal Location. Nestled in a private enclave of 29 homes, the gated neighborhood of Sky Hy Ranch is known for its sense of small town living. The neighborhood is ideal for dog walkers and outdoor play! 600 Sky Hy Circle sits on a pristine corner parcel. The property is...

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What is the Source of the ‘Happy’ in Happy Valley?

  What is it about Happy Valley that makes it a happy place to live? Is it the glorious proliferation of golden daffodils that pop-up on street corners each spring? Is it the white twinkle lights that adorn the estate gardens of Happy Valley Road, lighting our way on on a dark winter evening? Is it the sight of young children skipping to Happy Valley...

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There are Endless Possibilities at 3134 Indian Way

4 Bed / 2 Bath | 2468 Sq. Ft. +/- | .31 Acres List price: $1,275,000 Move in and create your dream home in this 1970’s contemporary with a  private creek-side setting. 3134 Indian Way  is located on a desirable and rarely available Burton Valley cul-de-sac. The home is positioned in the heart of Burton Valley – a quintessential “trick-or-treat” neighborhood where lemonade stands and dog walkers dot the...

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Introducing our New Map of Lafayette!

The roads may not be paved with yellow brick, but the charming neighborhoods of Lafayette form the East Bay’s version of an Emerald City. From the pastoral, private estates of Happy Valley to the tree-lined, ranch house cul-de-sacs of Burton Valley, Lafayette offers its residents a welcome retreat from the urban energy that surrounds this Shangri-La. Though we’ve simplified the topography just a bit, this...

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Bay Area Cities Rank Among Best in U.S. for Public Transit

One of the many reasons local residents love living in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda, also known as Lamorinda. is the close proximity to San Francisco, and in particular, the ease of getting in and out of the city.  Our super-convenient BART system has been recognized nationally as one of the best public transit systems. SmartAsset just ranked the San Francisco Bay Area second in the...

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Just Listed! 501 Winchester Court Lafayette, CA.

    5 Bedroom | 4.5 Bath | 3798 ± Sq. Ft. | .39 Acre Lot List Price: $2,225,000 Open House: Sun.  Feb. 28, 1 – 4 p.m. Offers Due: Tues. March 1,  12 p.m.     501 Winchester Court is located in the sought-after, gated Baywood development. This custom home features a natural backdrop where Briones Regional Park is literally an extension of the...

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Just Listed! 599 Sky Hy Circle, Lafayette, CA.

Sky Hy Ranch Contemporary with Views! 4 Bedroom+ Bonus | 3.5 Bathroom | 3025 ± sq. ft. I .42 acre lot Listed at $1,645,000 Open Houses: Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM &  Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Surrounded by rolling hills and grazing cattle, the Sky Hy neighborhood is known for its sense of small town living making it...

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Just listed! 11 Leslyn Lane, Lafayette, California

It’s your lucky day! Due to no fault of its own, 11 Lesyn Lane is back on market. This property appraised and inspected beautifully. We encourage you to see this rare, close-in Reliez Valley contemporary with stunning views. The house features a family-friendly floorplan and plenty of space for everyone to enjoy. Located on a private lane shared by 8 homes, this rare 4.37-acre usable,...

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Just Listed! 3683 Happy Valley Road, Lafayette, California

This newly renovated & expanded Happy Valley Estate offers a rare combination of views, terraced level land and privacy. Highlights include: easy indoor/outdoor living, a flexible floorplan and amazing proximity to top schools, BART and commute routes. The +1.24 acre property is fully-landscaped, has a pool, level lawn, play area, vintage grass tennis court, and 3-stall barn. The property is set behind private gates in the...

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Celebrating 12 Days of Christmas in Lafayette

For the holidays, we thought it would be fun to share some of our Lafayette favorites. We had fun putting together our “Twelve Days of Christmas” to share with you.     We hope you enjoyed our daily posts on Facebook. In case you missed any, we are repeating all twelve, below: On the first day of Christmas, we shared our love of …  an old-fashioned...

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