Situated in Yamhill County, Lafayette is a beautiful city in the heart of wine country, 25 miles north of Salem and within 35 miles of Portland. Rich in history, the city was founded in 1847 and in only a few years’ time grew to one of the most prosperous in the state. Much of its original charm still exists. Surrounded by farm country, Lafayette benefits from the tourism and wine industry of the Willamette Valley.
With a population of just over 3,900 residents, Lafayette has a small-town friendliness and slow pace that translates to a modern lifestyle minus the stress of big-city living. People come here to enjoy affordable housing, low crime levels, numerous parks and the picturesque scenery.