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Walnut Creek is situated in Contra Costa County, California, in the San Francisco Bay area, approximately 24 miles from San Francisco, and is serviced by Highways 24 and 242, as well as Interstate 680. The city has an excellent transportation network.
Walnut Creek is a lively vibrant community with a dense city infrastructure. The city was once known for its creeks and walnut groves, but the groves are slowly being replaced by office buildings, businesses, and private homes. Walnut Creek enjoys an efficient, energetic shopping and cultural vibe. There are a multitude of ethnic restaurant to satisfy everyone’s taste and budget. Broadway Plaza in downtown offer top brand name stores and the older adjacent area feature historic buildings and smaller specialty shops and restaurants.
The city has numerous art programs and facilities. The Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts has three theaters, a classroom and an art gallery. The city hosts several annual events such as the Walnut Festival with a big parade in September, a carnival, and the Walnut Creek Art and Wine Festival.
Walnut Creek has well maintained community parks and open space area. The stunning Mount Diablo is a State Park and offer hiking trails, camping and picnic areas. Sugarloaf Open Space has a beautiful walnut grove, is covered with flowers in spring, and attracts a rich bird life, a popular place for birdwatchers to explore. Golfers can swing their clubs at the municipal Boundary Oak Golf Course, or at Diablo Hills Golf Course.
Walnut Creek is a bustling and welcoming city, offers countless attractions and activities, and is an exceptional beautiful location to explore.