Welcome to Lafayette
Warm, culturally rich refuge with an artsy flair
Tucked between Broomfield and Louisville, Lafayette interweaves rural charm and urban convenience, allowing residents to take advantage of the tranquility of small-town living while being minutes away from the bustle and glitz of neighboring cities. Resplendent with gorgeous murals and sweeping landscapes, Lafayette teems with an eclectic variety of shopping outlets, gourmet diners, and lush greenbelts that invite you into a paradise of outdoor adventures.
Once home to the richest vein of coal in all of Boulder Valley, Lafayette today is a melting pot of diversity, celebrated by the town’s vibrant festivals and multicultural cuisine. It is also home to some of Colorado’s acclaimed schools. With a variety of skillfully crafted homes, each architecturally significant and nestled on manicured lots, Lafayette’s real estate scene is one of elegance and taste. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the market for an unassuming townhome or striking contemporary estate nestled among mature trees and spectacular landscaping — there will always be something to fall in love with here!
What to Love
- Close-knit suburb popular for its family-focused events
- Highly rated schools
- Exemplary parks
- Iconic Old Town Lafayette
- Waneka Lake
- Vibrant arts and culture scene
Active living abounds in this lively suburb filled with meandering trails and open land to explore. As a community that values art, its youth, and diversity, Lafayette is big on inclusivity, and neighbors here are friendly. The luxury of having a sprawling countryside abode minutes away from a thriving commercial district cannot be matched, and with such excellent schools around, you won’t want to raise your kids anywhere else.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Old Town Lafayette is renowned for its vibrant arts and music scene.It’s also home to many of Lafayette’s community events. Whether the kids want to splash in a fountain at Festival Plaza
or you’re looking to catch live performances at the Mary Miller Theatre
before stopping into an eatery to relish a delicious family feast, this city’s got fabulous opportunities for the shopper, the foodie, and the thrill-seeker alike.
Stop into Efrain’s
for the restaurant’s famed home-style Mexican platters, from blue corn enchiladas to chimichangas and chile verde. Finish your meal off with a tasty margarita and lip-smacking sopapillas!
Looking to enjoy live music while you sip on a pale ale or tequila? Head for Odd 13 Brewery
. Dive into Cannon Mine Coffee
for a hearty almond croissant served with a cappuccino or iced coffee, and swing by Teocai Cocina for a plate of churros and chopped salad.
Things to Do
In Lafayette, there’s always an event to celebrate, trails to hike, breweries to pop into, and museums to explore! From sports and swimming classes for the whole family at Boulder Valley YMCA
to Oatmeal Festival
to themed shopping at the Flea Market
, there are so many treasures just waiting to be unearthed in this little city.
You’ve no doubt heard of Lafayette’s annual Peach Festival
! If you haven’t, no worries — just come enjoy the wonders of the world-famous Palisade, Colorado peaches. Dig into a yummy peach pie or peach cobbler as you meander through tents and tents of food vendors, crafts, and antique dealers. Art masterpieces from the finest artists on the Front Range will be on display, and there will be games and fun activities for the kids, too!
Get ready for the perfect mid-morning hike and hit the Coal Creek Trail
for an adventure through miles of scenic beauty. Waneka Lake Park
is the jewel of Lafayette’s recreational spaces. More than just a park, this iconic leisure spot is where locals go for everything from paddling in the lake to bird-watching with the kids and more.
Be sure not to miss out on the healthy variety of food products at Old Town’s Farmers Market
. All spring and summer, local farmers offer the freshest locally grown produce to the tune of thrilling live music, plus chef demonstrations and fun kids activities.
Lafayette is served by the Boulder Valley School District and is home to a number of amazing schools. Some of the town’s most prestigious institutions include: