Welcome to Walnut Creek
Located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, nestled at the base of Mt. Diablo, Walnut Creek is Contra Costa's leading cultural and commercial center. Offering a sunny, upscale and comfortable environment with easy access to the excitement of a vibrant city and the charm of hometown California all in one central location. Miles of hiking trail and scenic vistas, the city is a nature lover's paradise and a cultural hub. The city brings together an eclectic collection of culture, award-winning shopping, hotels, sports facilities and cuisine to make you smile at every turn. Visitors to Walnut Creek can enjoy galleries, theaters, and culinary delights.
With a total population of 70,127 per the 2020 census, Walnut Creek serves as a hub for its neighboring cities because of its location at the junction of the highways from Sacramento and San Jose (I-680) and San Francisco/Oakland (SR-24), and its accessibility by BART. Its active downtown neighborhood features hundred-year-old buildings and extensive high-end retail establishments.
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