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Burton Valley is renowned for being one of the most “family friendly” neighborhoods in Lafayette. Situated in the southeast quadrant of town, it is comprised of numerous tree-lines streets and predominantly California ranch-style homes. Sidewalks and bike lanes provide the ready ability to travel by foot or bike throughout the mostly level valley floor. Children can be seen at play with neighbors, and home owners often walk or bike to the nearby Burton Valley Elementary School, baseball and recreation fields, swim club, Lafayette Community Center, or connect to the popular Lafayette-Moraga trail.
Burton Valley Elementary School covers the largest geographical area of Lafayette, and the size of the school reflects this. Surrounded by rolling hills, one will find an abundance of recreational fields associated with the school, routinely utilized for youth sports on weekends.
Dedicated open space surrounds Burton Valley, so hiking enthusiasts will find an abundance of convenient trails within close proximity. Naturally, the vast open space and extensive hiking and mountain biking trails of Briones Regional Park are just a few minutes away on the north side of Lafayette.
Residents of Burton Valley love it because it is a tranquil, traditional neighborhood where neighbors are close enough to establish relationships that are reminiscent of those that many of us remember from when we grew up. Block parties, neighborhood barbeques, children playing in the cul-de-sacs, and streets filled with kids in costume on Halloween are all part of the living experience. You’ll be close enough to downtown, BART, and freeways for convenience, but still within a tranquil, suburban valley that will remind you of simpler times.