One of the prestigious addresses in the East Bay, Lafayette offers highly acclaimed schools, fine restaurants, BART and highway convenience, and some of the area's most luxurious housing options. While most communities in the county are poised for growth, Lafayette is essentially limited in room for expansion. Very little is expected to change in this community of lovely homes and attractive retail and service establishments that include art galleries, bakeries, nurseries, clothing boutiques and bookstores. This unique community offers an idyllic environment with its blend of diverse topography, small-town atmosphere, established neighborhoods, and access to recreational amenities. From the charming downtown district to hidden valleys, every neighborhood and housing choice in Lafayette is desirable. Dedicated to preserving the area's natural beauty, homeowners are meticulous in caring for their properties. An ideal choice for professionals, executives, and families, Lafayette sponsors many activities for children. Equestrian paths and biking/hiking trails dot the area. Nearby Lafayette Reservoir appeals to boaters and anglers, although the trails are filled with joggers on the balmy evenings.