Located at the intersection of State Route 24 and 1-680, the East Bay city of Walnut Creek CA is the hub of activity in Contra Costa County. With a conveniently located BART station and several major cities, including San Francisco, Oakland, Concord, and Dublin within a 25-mile radius, Walnut Creek is well positioned for commuting. Walnut Creek’s strong job base, however, makes it possible for many residents to live and work in Walnut Creek – eliminating the need for a commute.
Tucked into a valley at the base of Mt. Diablo, Walnut Creek CA is a city that blends the best of all worlds . Surrounded by Open Spaces and trails for hiking and biking, Walnut Creek manages to maintain a relaxed, rural feel; while upscale shopping, fine restaurants, golf courses, and swim clubs give the city a cosmopolitan flair.
Excellent public schools, community-oriented parks, and sports facilities , a pleasant climate, and many housing options help to make Walnut Creek popular with active families . For mid-century modernists, Walnut Creek has the largest community of Eichlers in the East Bay. These sleek contemporary homes, built by Joseph Eichler in the 1950s, share the neighborhood of Rancho San Miguel with traditional ranch-style homes built by Jordan & Reed. Rancho San Miguel has a definite mid-century vibe, similar to the Eichler neighborhoods in Marin’s Lucas Valley or the Diamond Heights area of San Francisco.
Homes in Walnut Creek California come in a variety of styles and prices. Established Walnut Creek neighborhoods, including Rudgear Estates, Saranap, Larkey Park and Lakewood are beautifully landscaped and quiet. Newer subdivisions in the Northgate area, including Rancho Paraiso, feature large, high-quality homes, many on large lots with expansive views. For the house-hunter looking for a condominium or townhouse, Beacon/Monarch Ridge or the Mercer/Montecito offer exciting possibilities.
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