East of Oakland and the San Francisco Bay area, Walnut Creek is a small city with a plethora of things to do and see. With tons of parks and trails to explore, the natural beauty of downtown Walnut Creek will make you feel like the environment is on your side. As the city continues to grow and develop, this area will contain more and more goodness over the next few years.
With approximately 32,490 total housing units in Walnut Creek, in which, 52% of them are single-family and 48% of them are multi-family homes, this small town is ideal for families. Located in Contra Costa County, renting apartments in Downtown Walnut Creek can cost anywhere from $1300 a month to $3700 per month. These apartments range from studios to three bedrooms with between 800-2000 square feet, which are much more affordable and spacious than other East Bay cities!
Downtown Walnut Creek has multiple spas, wineries and wine shops. The popular Contra Costa certified farmers' markets make for a refreshing Sunday meal. Borges Ranch is a must see in the city among other major historical sites in downtown. Check out a few local sporting events at the Walnut Creek tennis center or the Boundary Oak golf course. Visit Mount Diablo State Park or enjoy shopping in Broadway Plaza. No matter what the occasion, there will be something to do and somewhere to celebrate. Friday night jazz at Walnut Creek Marriott offers complimentary valet parking, drink specials, and live jazz music until 10 p.m. throughout the summer. Choose from cuisines from various cultures such as Indian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese and more. If you happen to be looking for something romantic, try Va de Vi. If you're in the mood for some southern food, try Home of Chicken and Waffles. Enjoy cocktails at the Havana or just keep it simple with the pub style at places like Pyramid Brewing Co. and Stadium Pub.
Downtown Walnut Creek will be a perfect location to bring your pets if you are considering moving into the area. Pet fees for apartments in Downtown Walnut Creek are even reasonable ranging from an extra $60-$100 per month compared to other cities at up to $200 extra per month. With over five veterinary hospitals within 30-40 minutes apart, this community is quite pet friendly. Downtown Walnut Creek also offers multiple open space for your pets to enjoy the outdoors just as much as you.
Public transportation in this small neighborhood will be no issue for you and your family. The community even offers a free downtown shuttle. Walnut Creek also contains a BART station that has services to all major neighborhoods in the Bay Area. The transportation takes you along main streets such as Locust Street and Broadway Plaza. Residents also take advantage of the city's new green initiatives by reducing car pollution and opting to ride their bikes instead as another preferred mode of transportation.
The city has a total of 21 schools and Walnut Acres Elementary school has continuously been highly ranked for its teachers and curriculum. The schools are known for having a great student to teacher ratio allowing students to really be able to have the one on one attention that is necessary at times. Regardless of where your Downtown Walnut Creek apartment is located, your school-aged children are sure to be provided with a great education.