Welcome to Lafayette
Inviting, quaint suburban Colorado town
Lafayette is a sparse, warm town in Boulder County with a neat downtown area, great parks, hiking trails, and a highly-rated school system. The community cultivates a strong sense of local camaraderie and fosters a diverse population.
Lafayette offers its residents more than just the Rock Mountains and trails; additionally, there are many lakes, dozens of parks that provide room for recreational and athletic activities, and shopping centers. Due to its location near the mountain range, residents enjoy moderate to warm weather in the summer months, while the other months range from cool to cold.
The 9.41 square-mile city, small and perfect for those seeking a town in a suburb area with great schools, has homes and properties that’ll accommodate your unique and personal preferences. Houses range in styles, from modern to newly renovated, and are listed from starting prices around $485k and vary to as high as $2.9m.
What to Love
- Charming, small-town feel
- Popular eateries, food trucks, and breweries
- Community-oriented and close-knit community
People & Lifestyle
Lafayette is a primarily quiet town that's perfect for those seeking an escape from the urban metropolitan areas like Denver and Boulder but would like them to be no more than 30-minutes away. The area offers various relaxing outdoor amenities and landscapes for its residents. The town welcomes all of those who wish to live here; residents tend to be families with children, retirees, the elderly, and those who prefer a quieter, peaceful area.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There’s plenty of fun and entertaining things to do here in Lafayette! Whether you’re out with some friends or the family, here you’ll find a variety of shops, eateries, and areas to socialize that meet you and your group’s needs.
and the Waneka Marketplace
are two of the city's most popular and favorite shopping centers, offering various services and eateries, making them one-stop-shops for the whole family. Since the majority of Coloradian’s love being outdoors, whether in a forest, on a lake or river, or on top of a snowy peak, JAX Lafayette Outdoor Gear
has got you covered, literally. Have a friendly competition and bowl for some strikes at the Coal Creek Bowling Center
Enjoy tacos, salsa, enchiladas, and more at the highly-rated Teocalli Cocina
. Get some shade and a cold beer at the rustic-industrial-styled The Post Chicken and Beer
. 95a Bistro & Sushi
offers its guests fine cuisines and seafood platters and has a full bar for happy hour. Have craft beers and house cocktails with casual American-style meals at Community
Things to Do
Lafayette residents enjoy their days at local recreational parks, outdoor shopping areas, and markets, near or on one of the few lakes, and various other outdoor activities in the Colorado breeze.
Art Night Out Festival in Lafayette
is s filled with great food, beer, vendors with unique art, live music, and dancing. The city welcomes people of all ages to experience the participants’ unique and culturally inspired art pieces. If you’d love to experience a truly peachy day, visit the annual Peach Festival
and enjoy one out of the 4,500 servings of warm peach cobbler. Aside from the tasty pie, of course, there are other various foods, music, arts and crafts for kids, and antiques for sale. Another resident favorite, visit the Waneka Lake Summer Concert
and enjoy live music from local bands. Saving the best for last, in the warming month of September, browse the aisles of vendors and taste and buy beers from over 25+ unique breweries at the Lafayette Brew Fest
Outside of festivals and events, take your children and relatives to the WOW! Children’s Museum
. Here you’ll find interactive exhibits that aim to educate children in the areas of arts, sciences, and life. If anyone in the family enjoys skating, whether on a skateboard or a bicycle, consider visiting the popular Lafayette Skatepark
. Some popular trails, parks, and waterways that locals love to visit (and revisit again and again) are Waneka Lake Park
, Coal Creek Trail
, Greenlee Wildlife Preserve
, and Lafayette Great Park
Lafayette has schooling systems in place to educate children and teenagers in all grades. Some of the popular schools are:
- Lafayette Elementary School, PK-5
- Angevine Middle School, 6-8
- Centaurus High School, 9-12