Walnut Creek

Welcome to Walnut Creek

Walkable and charming, with a fabulous dining scene
 
Walnut Creek is a charming residential community that is full of exciting amenities. Many families with young children call the area home, appreciating the excellent schools and beautiful parks. Meanwhile, busy professionals love the ease of access to great shopping and dining. Locals take great pride in their homes, and on every street, visitors will marvel at the immense structures, from modern farmhouses to chic bungalows that evoke the California spirit.
 

What to Love

  • A bustling downtown
  • Family-friendly
  • Many restaurants and shops
  • A welcoming vibe

Local Lifestyle

A fun, urban town with a lot to offer, Walnut Creek combines the best of everything, both commercial and residential. The area is replete with beautiful parks and walking trails, inviting residents of all ages to get out and explore the great outdoors. However, there's also a wide variety of indoor recreation opportunities, including luxury boutiques and upscale eateries. From wandering through museums to chatting with vendors at a local festival, there's a world of adventures waiting to be had in Walnut Creek.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Broadway Plaza is a fabulous outdoor mall full of upscale retailers, from clothing to fine jewelry. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes here to explore as well. For example, Rooftop Restaurant & Bar is a chic eatery well-known for its spacious rooftop seating area. Enjoy menu items like ceviche, risotto, and tuna tartare here.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is a favorite steakhouse in Walnut Creek, a high-end restaurant that provides savory mains and a modern, inviting ambiance. Il Fornaio Walnut Creek is where to go to experience delicious Italian cuisine. All the pasta and bread are made fresh at the in-house bakery, making every menu item special. 
 

Things to Do

Discover community spirit and many fantastic small businesses at the Walnut Creek Farmers' Market, where you'll find fresh fruit, produce, and many handmade goods and special activities for children. The Lesher Center for the Arts attracts lovers of art and culture with three separate theaters showcasing theater, ballet, and comedy events.

Heather Farm Park is an excellent destination for all ages. This preserve is over 100 acres and offers a swimming pool, sports facilities, a skate park, and a dog park for those who wish to bring their furry friends out for some exercise. The Lindsay Wildlife Experience is an environmental education facility that houses dozens of animal species. A museum of zoology as well as an education center, this hotspot is a great way to get in touch with nature and learn more about native California wildlife. 
 

Schools

Walnut Creek residents are served by the Walnut Creek School District. Notable schools in this area include:

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Overview for Walnut Creek, CA

86,970 people live in Walnut Creek, where the median age is 49.4 and the average individual income is $72,488.55. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

86,970

Total Population

49.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$72,488.55

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Walnut Creek, CA

Walnut Creek has 38,690 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Walnut Creek do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 86,970 people call Walnut Creek home. The population density is 3,041.39 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

86,970

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

49.4

Median Age

47.44 / 52.56%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
38,690

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$72,488.55

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Walnut Creek, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Walnut Creek. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Indian Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Alice's Montessori Learning Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Halstrom Academy - Walnut Creek
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
1st - 8th
4/5
Walnut Creek Intermediate
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Northcreek Academy & Preschool
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Mary Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Berean Christian High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Walnut Acres Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Buena Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Walnut Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Wellspring Educational Services Inc
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Contra Costa Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Walnut Creek Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Halstrom Academy - Walnut Creek
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Kla Schools Of Walnut Creek
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Acalanes Center for Independent Study
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Contra Costa School of Performing Arts
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

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