Walnut Creek, aka Paradise in a Nutshell, has exceptional balance with open space, residential areas, 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 town and can deliver visitors from the BART station to downtown shopping in minutes. Once there, shoppers can choose from numerous boutiques and larger store ( Macy’s, Nordstrom, Tiffany, Neiman Marcus, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel… ) and diners can enjoy world-class restaurants.
Walnut Creek has a long standing commitment to open space and work/life balance. In fact, the city’s 2,500 acres of open space is the most per capita for any suburban community in the United States. A bonus is that you can have a delicious lunch and then drive to the top of Mt. Diablo State Park in an hour and experience the stunning views. On a clear day, you can just about see from the Pacific to Lake Tahoe.
Although the city has continued to grow, the focus of a sense of community has remained. The excellent schools, neighborhood parks, and local swim clubs all contribute to this neighborhood feeling and sense of belonging.
Walnut Creek’s balance of beautiful natural areas, thriving commercial districts and cozy neighborhoods have people saying This Feels Like Home.