7.0 out of 10

Hough Ave, Lafayette

37.889056514181 -122.121588539919
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Cool Spot, Close to the Action"

Hough Avenue is a bit of a strange street because it is on a roadway that changes names 3 times in that many blocks. People know it first as Oak Hill Road (the spot where you exit Highway 24 when you are coming from the Caldecott Tunnel. But when you get to Mt. Diablo Blvd., the other side of the street with Starbucks and all the rest of those restaurants and places--that street is called Lafayette Circle.

But once Lafayette Circle goes around the bend it turns into, you guessed it, Hough Street. By this point the area has become residential as it backs away from Mt. Diablo. Hough is a mix boxy 70’s style apartment buildings and really nicely kept 50’s style Ranch homes with really nice yards.

I checked out the apartment on the end of Hough Street the other day and found it to be relatively affordable, although a bit on the dingy side. It was however more than passable as a place to live if you were not looking for a place that is particularly aesthetically pleasing. For someone in my current situation it would more than do the job. Meaning that is was clean and met my basic needs--all I can currently ask for.

The area is a great area--within walking distance of the best part of Lafayette, with all the new restaurants, the new library and the groceries stores, etc. Really a pretty good spot to live. The BART is also there, so you would not need a car to get around in the East Bay.
  • Cute Little Street
  • Close to Downtown
  • Close to BART
  • Traffic
  • Expensive for Homeowners
  • Too Much Going On
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students

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