Walnut Creek CA


Walnut Creek is located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area in Contra Costa County, 22 miles from San Francisco and 15 miles from Berkeley.  In 2012, the city was listed among the “10 best places to retire in the U.S”. by CBS Money Watch and U.S. News.  Walnut Creek serves as a hub for the neighboring cities within central Contra Costa County, due in part to its location at the junction of the highways from Sacramento and San Jose (I-680) and San Francisco/Oakland (SR-24), as well as its accessibility by BART.

The Broadway Plaza shopping center in Walnut Creek has anchor tenants including Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Neiman Marcus, and is part of the downtown retail and restaurant district. Walnut Creek also has bicycle and pedestrian friendly roads, so local residents can travel from places to place by foot. The pedestrian walkways are filled with trees situated 10 feet apart.

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Walnut Creek hosts two BART stations, the Walnut Creek station and the Pleasant Hill station (in the unincorporated area known as Contra Costa Centre Transit Village and the census-designated area called Waldon), just north of the city limits, named for the neighboring city). BARTprovides direct service from Walnut Creek to San Francisco heading west and Pittsburg heading east. Other major cities such as Berkeley and Fremont can be accessed via transfers.

Points of Interest in Walnut Creek include:   Heather Farm Park – Ward Garden, Castle Rock Park, Mount Diablo, Lesher Center for the Arts, Ruth Bancroft Garden, Shadelands Ranch Museum, Old Borges Ranch, Howe Homestead Park, Boundary Oak Golf Course, Broadway Plaza shopping center, Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society, Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), Fossil Hill Trail at Shell Ridge Open Space and the Carpenter Gothic chapel of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

People and Demographics

As of 2014, the population of Walnut Creek is 64,515 with 3,265 people per square mile (population density).  The median age is 47.3.  52.73% of people are married. and 11.96% are divorced.   The average household size is 2.13 people. 32.07% of people are married, with children and 7.96% have children, and are single.


Walnut Creek’s warm summer Mediterranean climate is typical of California’s interior valleys. Walnut Creek gets around 21 inches of rain per year and no snow fall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 55.  On average, there are 260 sunny days per year with July highs around 83 degrees and January lows is around 38 degrees. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 54 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.

Walnut Creek CA Homes for Sale


If you are considering buying a home in the East Bay region, you will find  a variety of Walnut Creek homes for sale. The median home value in Walnut Creek is $681,400 with home appreciation at 22.20% over the last year. The median age of Walnut Creek CA real estate is 40 years.  Renters make up 30.50% of the  population. and 7.81% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate). The median home value in Walnut Creek  Value of owner-occupied housing:

Less Than $20,000 0.49%
$20,000 to $39,999 0.27%
$40,000 to $59,999 0.39%
$60,000 to $79,999 0.64%
$80,000 to $99,999 0.94%
$100,000 to $149,999 4.91%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.23%
$200,000 to $299,999 9.81%
$300,000 to $399,999 11.04%
$400,000 to $499,999 7.35%
$500,000 to $749,999 28.44%
$750,000 to $999,999 23.20%
$1,000,000 or more 8.28%
$750,000 to $999,999 12.60% 2.
$1,000,000 or more 9.75%

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Public Schools

Walnut Creek schools spend $10,857 per student. There are 20 pupils per teacher and 2,115 children per counselor.  School districts serving Walnut Creek include:

Colleges & Universities Nearest to Walnut Creek


The unemployment rate in Walnut Creek is 4.10%, with job growth at 0.69%.  Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 37.30%.  Walnut Creek sales tax rate is 8.50%. and income tax is 6.00%.  The income per capita is $51,754, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $83,419.  Estimated households by household income:

Income Less Than 15K 6.04%
Income between 15K and 20K 3.92%
Income between 20K and 30K 7.51%
Income between 30K and 40K 6.36%
Income between 40K and 50K 6.66%
Income between 50K and 60K 6.69%
Income between 60K and 75K 8.49%
Income between 75K and 100K 12.71%
Income between 100K and 150K 18.52%
Income between 150K and 200K 10.46%
Income greater than 200K 12.65%

Walnut Creek CA Homes for Sale

Companies based in Walnut Creek include:   Carollo Engineers, Central Garden & Pet (makers of AvoDerm, Amdro,Kaytee, among others), American Reprographics Company, and the PMI Group. Walnut Creek is also the headquarters of the Pac-12 Conference.  Top employers in Walnut Creek include:

  • John Muir Health
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Safeway
  • Nordstrom
  • IHC 500
  • United States Postal Service
  • Aetna 400
  • Macy’s 400
  • City of Walnut Creek
  • HCR Manor Care

Hospitals, Medical Centers & Clinics in or near Walnut Creek

Local Utilities & Community Services

Area Transportation

  • Amtrak runs its San Joaquins line to Southern California and Capitol Corridor line to Sacramento and San José through stations in Richmond, Martinez, and Antioch-Pittsburg.
  • BART High speed commuter rail system, which functions as the Bay Area’s metro system.
  • AC Transit provides local service in West County and in Orinda, in addition to western Alameda County, Transbay commuter services to San Francisco, bus rapid transit lines and the bulk of All Nighter service for the East Bay.
  • County Connection  provides fixed-route and paratransit bus service throughout the communities of Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Walnut Creek, Clayton, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Danville, San Ramon, as well as unincorporated communities in Central Contra Costa County. A County Connection bus dressed up like a trolley-car is a free shuttle provided by the city to bring BART travelers to the downtown area.
  • Golden Gate Transit provides connecting transbay service between San Rafael and Richmond and El Cerrito del Norte BART stations via the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
  • Tri-Delta Transit provides local bus service in East County and connecting regional services to Martinez, Livermore, and Stockton.
  • WestCAT provides local bus service in northern West County with connecting service to BART and transbay service to the city (San Francisco).

The nearest major airport to Walnut Creek is Oakland International Airport (OAK / KOAK), which has international and domestic flights from Oakland.  Another major airport is San Francisco International Airport (SFO / KSFO), which has international and domestic flights from San Francisco, California.

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We are a real estate team serving Contra Costa and surrounding counties. Over the past 24 years we have dedicated ourselves to helping our clients buy, sell and refurbish properties in the San Francisco Bay Area. We go beyond the fundamentals of effective pricing and marketing and help you make decisions to get top dollar for the sale of your home or top value for your purchase. We focus on Contra Costa County  real estate in the following communities, but not limited to:

If you are a buyer, allow us to help you purchase the right home in the right neighborhood and make sure you don’t miss out on any homes that may meet your needs.  Please utilize our Contra Costa County real estate expertise to make your home search and buying experience as stress free and rewarding as possible.

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