Welcome to Lafayette
A district of discovery nestled in the mountains.
Only a few miles from Boulder and Denver, Lafayette’s vibrant personality makes it an eclectic retreat from the city. The heart of the community, Old Town, is a creative, artistic hub that embraces self-expression and is a gathering place for residents to enjoy events, festivals, and good company. Around every corner, you can find something exciting and unexpected, from alleyways of artwork to a diverse mix of unique restaurants, museums, shops, and attractions.
Surrounded by a greenbelt, Lafayette also supports an active Colorado lifestyle. Residents enjoy a range of activities, including hiking, biking, watersports, and more. With stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and real estate ranging from lakefront estates to farmland homes, Lafayette has something unique for everyone in an environment brimming with diverse delights.
What to Love
- Walkable downtown streets
- Unique art and shopping scene
- Small-town community vibe
- Frequent local events and festivals
- Foodie destination
Lafayette is a haven for the astonishing and beautiful, delivering awe-inspiring views of the Rockies, an array of outdoor activities, and a downtown area dotted with sculptures and artwork created by artists from around the country. Old Town Lafayette is centered around the Festival Plaza and houses a variety of both long-established shops and new businesses. A large neighborhood with a small-town feel, Lafayette offers residents the perfect balance of wide-ranging attractions and a welcoming spirit.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
A well-known foodie destination, Lafayette is home to fine dining, local eateries, and everything in between. Tangerine
is a popular spot for breakfast and brunch. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, and residents love the atmosphere and quality service. A semi-finalist for the 2022 James Beard “Best New Restaurant” award, Casian Seafood
is a favorite local restaurant serving well-crafted meals in a modern environment.
For local brews, visit Odd13 Brewing
for a wide range of choices. The staff is passionate and knowledgeable, providing excellent service. Food trucks are typically located nearby, and dog-friendly patio seating is available.
Downtown Lafayette is filled with walkable streets lined with locally owned shops and eateries for a delightful shopping experience. Visit The Hearth
, an art studio, gallery, and boutique, where shoppers can find art, supplies, plants, and other treasures. The Read Queen Bookstore
is the place to go for new and used books, uncommon gifts, and delicious coffee and treats. Little Herbal Apothecary
is another popular shop offering organic bulk herbs, essential oils, tinctures, teas, and other handcrafted products.
Things to Do
Home to vast green spaces, a vibrant arts and history scene, and a tight-knit community, Lafayette offers a variety of activities to enjoy. Play a round of golf at Indian Peaks Golf Course
. Visit Waneka Lake Park
to see local wildlife, engage in recreational activities, take a walk and glimpse native birds, or rent a paddle boat and get out on the water.
Lafayette also hosts a ton of fun community events each year, many of which take place at the Festival Plaza. Some popular events include the Lafayette Brew Fest in September and the Police Bike Rodeo in June.
Served by the Boulder County School District, Lafayette is home to several highly rated schools.
Lafayette Elementary School, Grades PK-5
Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School, Grades PK-5
Sanchez Elementary School, Grades PK-5