The heart of Contra Costa County, Walnut Creek is one of the premier locations in the East Bay known for fine dining, entertainment, shopping and views of Mount Diablo. With over 3,000 miles of open space including neighborhood trails, Walnut Creek 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 pedestrian friendly downtown adds to Walnut Creek’s deep sense of community.
The area boasts a booming business community, quality schools and neighborhoods with large lots, where children can have space to play. Surrounded by rolling hillsides and beautiful vistas, Walnut Creek’s neighborhoods 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, a Civic Arts Education program and the Lesher Center for the Arts. The California Symphony has also called Walnut Creek home since its inception in 1986.
With its central Bay Area location, easy access to public transportation, including BART and major roadways, a beautiful setting and many amenities, Walnut Creek has earned the name “The Jewel of the East Bay.”