Homes for Sale in Walnut Creek CA and Walnut Creek Real Estate
Walnut Creek is situated 16 miles from Oakland and combines the best of all that a city has to offer with its plentiful open spaces. There is a long list of year-round activities and a variety of opportunities to meet the needs of the athlete, the artist, the young family, the single professional or the retiree. In fact in 2012, U.S. News and World Report, ranked Walnut Creek among the ten best places to retire in the United States. Overall, Walnut Creek is a family-oriented city with award-winning schools, programs in the arts and athletics and convenient access to transportation.
Living in Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek is located sixteen miles east of Oakland. Today’s Walnut Creek is set amidst the earlier site of four Mexican land grants. The downtown street patterns were laid out in the 1800s and the original cattle ranches are still an integral part of the landscape. The railroad is part of the history of Walnut Creek. The growth of the town occurred in connection with the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Even until the late 1970s, the Southern Pacific was a part of everyday life.
Walnut Creek’s warm climate is typical of California’s interior valleys. Every now and then, a rare fall of snow graces the summit of Mt. Diablo. There is a dramatic amount of open space in Walnut Creek. In fact, with 2700 acres, Walnut Creek is estimated to have the most available to its residents of any community in the state of California. This dedication to preserving the natural landscape, coupled with 22 parks within the city and the expansive Mount Diablo State Park on its outskirts give Walnut Creek its unique culture.
Walnut Creek has tremendous scenic beauty. It is in this gorgeous setting that it is possible to go to a Farmer’s Market, take a bike ride along the miles of trails, and attend a concert at the Lesher Center for the Arts all in the same day. Walnut Creek is truly a blend of natural beauty and artistic culture that gives its residence the highest quality of life possible.
Walnut Creek Real Estate
Walnut Creek’s strength as a community lies in its beautiful, unique neighborhoods and the exceptional variety of real estate available to today’s homebuyers. There are choices to meet every lifestyle and every need from the Almond-Shuey neighborhood with homes built in the pre-World War II era, to the Beacon Ridge townhomes surrounded by dedicated open space to the luxury homes of Walnut Heights.
To learn more about Walnut Creek and its available real estate, connect with Realtor Julie Whitmer today. She’s always just a phone call away and looks forward to introducing you to this exceptional community.
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