Some cities have got everything a person could desire in a place to live. Walnut Creek, California is one of those picture-perfect cities that is not only beautiful to look at, but also rich in history, art, culture, parks and recreation, and community events. Sprayed green in a canopy of mature trees and a carpet of lush emerald grass, Walnut Creek encompasses 19.8 square miles in Contra Costa County in San Francisco Bay’s East Bay region. Situated just 16 miles east of Oakland, residents living in the affluent community of Walnut Creek have easy access to freeways and public transportation.

Public transportation is readily available in Walnut Creek, California. The city is home to two BART stations, stations for the Bay Area Regional Transit service. The area is also served by the County Connector. But more attractive to the area’s public transit is access to the Iron Horse Trail and the Contra Costa Canal Trail featuring trails for bicycling, walking, or blading as reliable modes of transportation.

Walnut Creek was incorporated as the eighth city in Contra Costa County in 1914, and then saw its first major retail center open in 1951. Today, Walnut Creek is home to a population of 67,000 residents in the 94598 zip code. Residents living in Walnut Creek earn annual average household incomes of around $91,000, quite a bit above the state’s average annual household income of around $64,500. Home values in the area average about $711,200 in contrast to the state’s average home value of about $449,100.

There are five public school districts overseeing the education of public school students who live in Walnut Creek, California. The districts include Walnut Creek School District, Mount Diablo Unified School District, Acalanes Union High School District, San Ramon Valley Unified School District, and Lafayette School District. There are thirteen public schools in Walnut Creek, including eight elementary schools, one charter elementary, one intermediate, one middle, one center for independent study, one and high school. Additionally, there are nine private schools in Walnut Creek as well as a variety of private schools to choose from in surrounding areas.

There are two branches of the Contra Costa Library System housed within Walnut Creek.

Walnut Creek, California receives approximately 23 inches of rain per year and no snow. The rain that falls does so over the course of 41 collective days throughout the year when precipitation is measurable. The sun permeates Walnut Creek approximately 262 days of every year, making near-perfect weather year round. Summer high temperatures are below 90 degrees at an average of 86 degrees, and winter lows stay far above freezing at 40 degrees.

Walnut Creek, California is a community that cares about its members and places a strong priority on establishing services for residents. Not only does the community rest on a solid foundation of support, but it’s also got hundreds of restaurants and shops to choose from. In addition to the restaurants and shops, residents have access to museums, galleries, theaters, art centers, and more.

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