Walnut Creek CA Homes for Sale
Real Estate in Walnut Creek California
With a population just over 70,000, Walnut Creek is a thriving city in Contra Costa County, located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay, about 16 miles east of Oakland. Walnut Creek serves as a central hub to many surrounding communities because of its easy access to the highways and its accessibility by BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit. Covering a total of 19.8 square miles, Walnut Creek owns more open space than any other community in California.
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Relocating to Walnut Creek
Being centrally located among so many Bay Area Cities gives the residents of Walnut Creek ample employment opportunities. Most workers in the city are employed by white-collar jobs with 93% of workers making above the national average. Large local employers include hospitals and medical clinics, oil refineries and school districts. Well-known businesses in the area include C & H Sugar, 24-Hour Fitness, Contra Costa County, Bay Area Rapid Transit, Bio-Rad Laboratories, and John Muir Medical Center.
Walnut Creek Real Estate
The perks of living close to many large employers and having highly rated schools come with a price. The highly competitive housing market in Walnut Creek has caused home values to increase, with a median home price of $975,000. The average cost for renting a home is $2,290 per month.
Highly Rated Schools
in Walnut Creek
The highly-rated Walnut Creek School District has over 3,600 students enrolled in their five neighborhood elementary schools and one intermediate school. In partnership with the community, the school district focuses on creating experiences and opportunities which value students’ diversity in academics, social and emotional needs.
Things to Do
The Lindsay Wildlife Experience opened in 1955 and offers a Discovery Room for children and a Pet Education Center. This Museum conducts nature and science-themed classes and trips for children and adults. It also has an on-site wildlife rehabilitation and treatment center that cares for over 5,000 animals per year.
The Lesher Center for the Arts is a performing arts center, housing the Hoffman Theatre, Margaret Lesher Theatre, Knight Foundation Stage 3 Theatre and the Bedford Gallery. This Center hosts performing arts productions from around the Bay Area.
Walnut Creek Downtown includes many eateries, retail shops and live entertainment stages. This vivacious area hosts live music and performing arts entertainers.
In October, Walnut Creek hosts a Halloween Drive-In Movie on the Rooftop, featuring a family-friendly movie in the comfort of your own car. In November, Walnut Creek on Ice attracts over 50,000 ice skaters and over 100,000 spectators to ice skate under the holiday lights and seasonal decorations for recreation and provides a fun atmosphere to host birthday parties and corporate events.
Whether you’re looking for a place to call home or a travel destination, Walnut Creek has many great things to offer.