The heart of Contra Costa County, Walnut Creek is one of the premiere locations in the East Bay known for fine dining, entertainment, premiere shopping and views of Mount Diablo. With over 3,000 miles of open space including neighborhood trails, Walnut Creek only offers endless outdoor community activities and a vibrant downtown area anchored by Broadway Plaza, an open-air shopping mall surrounded by upscale boutiques and notable restaurants. The area’s inviting Mediterranean climate brings residents outdoors year round and the downtown’s pedestrian friendly design adds to Walnut Creek’s deep sense of community.
The area boasts a booming business community, quality schools and neighbourhoods with large lots where children can have space to play. Surrounded by rolling hillsides and beautiful vistas, Walnut Creek’s neighbourhoods have a peaceful feel while the sophisticated downtown provides urban flair.
Walnut Creek is a city rich in culture and the arts with many galleries and a rich Civic Arts Education program. The California Symphony has called Walnut Creek home since its inception in 1986. The Lesher Center for the Arts hosts multiple cultural and community events throughout the year and performances ranging from opera to plays put on by the Center Repertory Company, their in-house theatre company.
With a central Bay Area location, easy access to public transportation, including Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and major roadways, a beautiful setting and its many amenities, Walnut Creek has earned the name “The Jewel of the East Bay” and offers a sophisticated and elegant way of life.
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