Walnut Creek, CA

Approximately 16 miles east of Oakland lies the city of Walnut Creek, which was originally part of the 4 major Mexican Land Grants.

Walnut Creek had but 1,000 people up to 1930, but in the 60s and 70s, the population grew by over 300 percent per decade. The city now hosts about 70 thousand souls.

A somewhat diverse city is comprised of primarily Caucasians and Asians, the city is very popular because of its limited commute time to Oakland and San Francisco, the relatively reasonable real estate prices, and the quality of life.

Walnut Creek is a little bit hipper than many other bedroom communities in Contra Costa County, owning to the fact that over 5 percent of the population are aged 18 to 24, and many of them are single.

Walnut Creek also boasts a highly educated population.

As of 2021, the median household income is $105,000 and over 65 percent of residents own their own homes.

The median home value in Walnut Creek is around $794,000.

For those who rent, they typically pay around $21,000 per month.

Due to the high property values, the local schools are rated exceptional, and parents have few complaints.

Despite the fact that there are a number of young adults living in Walnut Creek, the average age of all residents is 47, and there is a slew of retirees living in the city as well.

This brings a sense of stability to the city and its social mix that gets along very well.

Like in other parts of Costa County, there is a healthy smidgen of petty crime. However, 92 percent of those surveyed tended to feel safe or very safe. And the police department gets high marks as well for trustworthiness.

Walnut Creek is an exceptional place for recreation, having over 16 parks and over 3,000 acres to roam, and the city is full of diverse restaurants and nightlife.

Altogether, Walnut Creek, due to its relatively low cost of housing compared to many of the cities in the area, and its short commute makes it an ideal place to live.

And there are not one, but two Bart Stations. If you want to explore another city in California, try Brentwood.

Law Office of Cynthia C. Sayegh 

1855 San Miguel Dr. Suite 17-C

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(925) 945-8831