WHY LIVE IN WALNUT CREEK
My Favorite Neighborhoods
Walnut Creek is comprised of over 50 small and large neighborhoods, some dating back to the 1940s. The unique neighborhoods range from quaint and eclectic with tree-lined streets to neighborhoods tucked up next to Walnut Creek's Open Spaces sharing streets and sidewalks with wild turkeys, deer and other wildlife.
Walnut Creek has a fabulous condo and townhome market, many with easy access to the downtown and major transit centers. Rossmoor, a gated community, for adults over 55, is a great example of new builds combining luxury custom homes and condos within the same neighborhood.
Saranap is a semi-rural, unincorporated neighborhood that straddles the Walnut Creek-Lafayette border—is like the land that time forgot. Properties are large and private, streets are perfect for long strolls. Saranap popped up in the early twentieth century around a regional rail lines.
PARKMEAD offers residents the best of both worlds-a city feel and a great place to raise a family. Parkmead's households are minutes by foot, bike or car from downtown Walnut Creek. The neighborhood has the usual suburban amenities: tree-lined streets, excellent public schools and a diverse landscape of homes.
Larkey Park/Buena Vista
Set back from the hustle and bustle of downtown, the Buena Vista neighborhood sprawls west of the Walnut Creek Bart station to the Pleasant Hill border on Geary Road. Outdoor recreation thrives here with an Olympic-sized community pool and playgrounds at Larkey Park plus a network of paved trails for walking, hiking or biking.
Every neighborhood has a crown jewel and Buena Vista is home to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. A community favorite for getting up close and personal with local wildlife-the museum captivates both children and adults.
Residents in the Northgate area of Walnut Creek often share the road with horseback riders and bicyclists. Located around Castle Rock Road, and near the North Gate entrance to Mt. Diablo State Park, the area is a wide array of single-family homes and neighborhoods, horse ranches and stables, and a burgeoning winemaking community.
In 1954 Joe Eichler first brought his plans to Walnut Creek for 563 houses on 176-acres across from the Heather Farm racetrack. Since then, Rancho San Miguel has been notable not only for its Eichler architecture, but for the great sense of community it has engendered.
Nestled between San Carlos Drive and Walnut Avenue, off Ygnacio Valley Road, the subdivision is anchored by the Rancho San Miguel Swim Club as well as an active community association dedicated to preserving the Eichler homes. Good schools, a neighborhood park and access to Heather Farm Park make it a desirable locale.
Downtown Walnut Creek and Waldon
Looking for a dynamic place to live close to all the amenities of Downtown Walnut Creek, great proximity to transit and ideally situated near schools and shopping? Check out the lifestyle of Waldon and Downtown Walnut Creek's great condos, townhomes and gorgeous single family homes just minutes to amenities!
Situated in Northern California’s beautiful community of Walnut Creek, Rossmoor offers a variety of home ownership options at a range of prices in an ideal environment for active adults 55+. Co-ops, condos, single-family homes and congregate living are spread out over 1,800 acres.
Walnut Knolls, Lakewood, Joaquin Ranch, Blackwood and More!
The backroads of Walnut Creek are richly painted with trees, hills, and houses. It’s quite a contrast from the bustling urban scene downtown, a landscape of detached single-family homes, breathtaking vistas and diverse wildlife. You won’t see many sidewalks or bright lights here, just nature’s open space gracing the suburban landscape. From 1950s ranchers to sprawling Tuscan mansions, the diverse housing styles in Walnut Creek blend like the people that live here. There are many reasons to applaud this city, but its residential neighborhoods top the list.