Walnut Creek has exceptional lifestyle balance. The city focused years ago on maintaining open space surrounding the city and encouraging neighborhood identities in residential areas. It has an active business and commercial community, parks, entertainment and recreation. Residents and visitors can take advantage of the city’s many amenities, including a wide choice of trails for jogging, biking, hiking and horses.
The city trolley, fashioned after a traditional cable car, offers free rides through downtown and can deliver visitors from the BART station to downtown in minutes. Once there, shoppers can choose from numerous boutiques and department stores and enjoy world-class restaurants. Neiman Marcus opened a new store downtown in 2012 and joined Nordstrom, Tiffany, Apple and Macy’s. The list of shopping choices is extensive.
Walnut Creek has a long standing commitment to open space. In fact, the city’s 2,500 acres of open space is the most per capita for any suburban community in the United States. Walnut Creek’s balance of beautiful natural areas, thriving commercial districts and cozy neighborhoods make it a great place to call home.
Another real asset of Walnut Creek is it’s medical facilities. John Muir Medical Center is the Trauma Center for Contra Costa and Kaiser Walnut Creek is excellent as well and offers the Shadelands Center for additional non-emergency services.
Great schools, excellent shopping and dining, amazing medical and nestled alongside preserved open space areas. Walnut Creek is ‘Paradise in a nutshell’.