Walnut Creek

"Broadway Plaza”, is a popular destination for shoppers from all over the Bay Area.

Welcome to Walnut Creek

 
Once named “The Corners,” Walnut Creek has an active downtown neighborhood that features hundred-year-old buildings and extensive high-end retail establishments, restaurants and entertainment venues. “Broadway Plaza” with over 80 retailers, is a popular destination for shoppers from all over the Bay Area.
 
There are numerous restaurant options in Walnut Creek, some of the more notable include the Walnut Creek Yacht Club, Montecatini Ristorante, the Hideout Kitchen, Va de Vi Bistro, and Fleming’s Steakhouse, however there are simply too many to list.
 
Thanks to a bond measure back in the 1970’s, the city purchased 1,800 acres of undeveloped hillsides and park sites, lending to the sprawling open spaces. As a matter of fact, Walnut Creek owns more open space per capita than any other community in the state of California. You’ll find open spaces, ridge lines and regional parks as well as community centers and pools located here.
 
Known for its warmer climate, temperatures can reach up over 100 degrees in the summer. It’s not surprising to find more homes with pools, and air conditioning is the norm this east of San Francisco.
 
In addition to the shopping plaza, Walnut Creek also offers a variety of entertainment options and activities. The Lesher Center for the Arts is a premier destination for performances and musical theatre. There is also the Diablo Ballet, Bedford Gallery, Festival Opera, Center REPertory Company and California Symphony among others. No need to go all the way to San Francisco to enjoy a performance filled with talent!
 
The Lindsay Wildlife Museum is a much-loved wildlife hospital and family museum where local injured or orphaned wildlife come for rehabilitation. Many animals that come to the center are unable to return to the wild and end up finding a permanent home there. At any given time you might see a mountain lion, coyote or a porcupine being cared for, and their collection of birds is one of the most impressive.
 

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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

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
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate 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

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