Welcome to Walnut Creek
A bustling community with an affinity for nature
A vibrant community making up part of the Bay Area, Walnut Creek has a blended urban and suburban atmosphere. This fantastic neighborhood is excellent for anyone who enjoys getting outdoors and enjoying a mild climate. Plus, those commuting to San Francisco can rest easy knowing that the BART Metro can get them to the city in less than an hour.
Walnut Creek has a deep history in the California gold rush and went from a small settlement to a thriving town almost overnight. Many of Walnut Creek’s dining and shopping spots are located downtown within an easy commute for all residents. Walnut Creek is also an oasis of natural habitats and recreation, making it a great choice for those who enjoy outdoor exploration, fantastic restaurants, and amenities all within reach.
Walnut Creek Real Estate Market
Walnut Creek real estate is diverse. Contact the Kelly Crawford Team of Walnut Creek real estate agents & realtors to find houses, property, condos, townhomes, land & luxury homes for sale in Walnut Creek, CA.
What to Love
- Amazing choices for outdoor activities
- More than 100 options for restaurants
- Bustling downtown with great shopping and entertainment
- Short commute to San Francisco on the BART
Residents of Walnut Creek have the luxury of enjoying city life while being able to explore large areas of nature. Mount Diablo and the Diablo Foothills Regional Park are a 1,060-acre space with beautiful geological features on the southeastern border of Walnut Creek. Being a part of Contra Costa County means that students have access to top-rated schools with high-performance ratings. The downtown is a bustling center with amazing food and an abundance of things to do.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar is a great place to grab a bite to eat and a glass of wine. “Va de Vi” translates to “it’s all about wine,” and that holds true here with the large international wine list. People who love spicy food will enjoy the volcano chicken made with a specialty Japanese sauce and mochiko chicken. The casual elegance of this bistro is relaxing, especially when trying a flight of drinks.
Anyone looking for a great steak can find one at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar. This steakhouse serves tomahawk steaks and prime rib cooked to order, which draws people back regularly. It has a convenient location downtown off North California Boulevard.
For the best shopping in Walnut Creek, the Broadway Plaza in the heart of downtown has over 80 stores and restaurants. Featuring venues like Nordstroms, Lululemon, and Tesla, Broadway Plaza is a great option for upscale shopping.
Things to Do
There is no shortage of events that can be celebrated in Walnut Creek. The Art & Wine Festival takes place at Heather Farms Park. This annual festival provides visitors with local artists and musicians along with some of the best wine vendors in the area. The event is family-friendly and has a kid zone with tons of activities for the little ones.
For the runners of Walnut Creek, the Walnut Creek Running Festival during the holidays allows people to gather and run together. A 5k, 10k, and “fast and flat” are run during this event. All of the runs start and stop at Civic Park, where they award medals and host a hydration station along with several vendors.
There’s no better way to kick off the fall season than with an Oktoberfest. The Walnut Creek Oktoberfest takes place in the middle of October with a Biergarten and a dance floor. Several local wineries and craft brewers come together to help create the autumn experience.
Walnut Creek is served by the Walnut Creek Elementary, Mt. Diablo Unified and Acalanes Union High school districts.
- Walnut Heights Elementary, Public, K-5
- Walnut Acres Elementary, Public, K-5
- Bancroft Elementary, Public, K-5
- Valley Verde Elementary, Public, K-5
- Buena Vista Elementary, Public, K-5
- Tice Creek Elementary, Public, K-5
- Indian Valley Elementary, Public, K-5
- Murwood Elementary School, Public, K-5
- Walnut Creek Intermediate, Public, 6-8
- Foothill Middle School, Public, 6-8
- Las Lomas High, Public, 9-12
- Northgate High, Public, 9-12
- Contra Costa School of Performing Arts School,
- Seven Hills School, Private, PK-8