The exclusive and affluent city of Lafayette is located just north of Oakland through the Caldecott Tunnel. Its small town charm is due to its sense of community.
If you’re looking for a city through the tunnel that is hustling and bustling in its downtown area—this is where you should move.
The city’s vibe is reminiscent of Oakland’s College Avenue or Piedmont, with blocks and blocks of dining and shopping. Great for families, life in this city is heavily centered on the great public K-12 education. Most homes have a swimming pool, hence a large concentration of Olympic swimmers have come from Lafayette.