Walnut Creek is located 16 miles east of the city of Oakland and serves as a hub for its neighboring cities due to its location at the junction of major highways that connect to Sacramento and San Jose thru I-680, and to Oakland and San Francisco thru SR24. It was incorporated as the 8th city in Contra Costa County in 1914.
Its downtown Broadway Plaza, a beautiful and expansive outdoor mall, opened its doors in 1951 and was Contra Costa County’s first major retail center. Since then business and population growth have boomed to today’s downtown of hundred-year-old buildings and numerous high-end retail and entertainment establishments and restaurants. Broadway Plaza offers over 80 big shopping retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macys, and an expansive variety of bars, cafes, and restaurants to choose from. It is home to the Lesher Center for the Arts, a premier live theater that features a variety of shows throughout the year.
The city holds numerous community events to celebrate holidays throughout the year. From its weekly Farmer’s Market, theater festivals, annual holiday celebrations, to street parades and festivities, there are unending activities for all the young, young-at-heart, and families to enjoy all year-round. For more information on the city’s on-going community events visit the following sites:
Walnut Creek is part of the Walnut Creek School District, which operates five K-5 elementary schools, one K-8 school, and one 6-8 intermediate (middle) school. However its residents are served by four other school districts: Mount Diablo School District (K-12), Acalanes Union High School District (9-12), the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (K-12), and Lafayette School District (K-8). The schools below are within Walnut Creek’s city limits:
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Below is a list of Walnut Creek’s Featured Properties, which is directly linked to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the database used by all Realtors to search available properties. The list is fed “live” so it will constantly change as similar new properties go for sale. Please use the Advance Search tool in the navigation bar below for a more customized property search.