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Walnut Creek Real Estate is in the News

Heather Farm, Mt. Diablo and other Walnut Creek sites

As a Walnut Creek resident, I already appreciate living in this vibrant, beautiful community filled with natural beauty.

Imagine my surprise when not once, but twice this week, Walnut Creek Real Estate has made headlines. Let's take a deeper dive.

HEADLINE NUMBER ONE: Highest Property Value Percentage Increase in the Bay Area!

The San Francisco Chronicle featured a Walnut Creek neighborhood that experienced the highest increase in property value in the Bay Area. Additionally, Walnut Creek as a whole was recognized for significant property value growth.


The Woodlands neighborhood in Walnut Creek has emerged as one of the most sought-after markets in the Bay Area, experiencing remarkable growth in home values over the past few years. According to Zillow, the typical home value in Woodlands skyrocketed from $1.04 million in February 2020 to $1.46 million in February 2024, marking a staggering 40% surge. This surge stands out as one of the largest in the San Francisco metropolitan area, reflecting a broader trend of buyers increasingly favoring suburban communities close to amenities and quality schools.

Comparatively, Walnut Creek's overall home values rose by 30% over the same four-year period, showcasing the Woodlands' exceptional performance. Furthermore, the typical home value in Woodlands surged nearly twice as fast as the San Francisco metro area's overall increase of about 19% during the same period.


Walnut Creek, CA, has secured its position as one of the nation's top 10 richest retirement communities, a recent study by Go Banking Rates reveals. With 29.3 percent of its population aged 65 years or older and a median household income reaching $129,971, Walnut Creek epitomizes luxury living in retirement.

The study, which surveyed cities across the United States with populations over 15,000 and a demographic comprising at least 25 percent seniors, meticulously compared median household incomes. From a pool of 131 cities, data from the 2022 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau was analyzed to determine the final rankings. California emerged as a frontrunner in affluent retirement locales, boasting a significant presence with five cities featured on the list. Alongside Walnut Creek, Rancho Palos Verdes, Laguna Beach, Cerritos, and Novato showcased their opulence, with Rancho Palos Verdes claiming the top spot.

Come discover for yourself what makes Walnut Creek special. I'd be happy to be your tour guide.


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