A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$609,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,577
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Walnut Creek Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    88
    0
  • Murder
    1
    0
  • Rape
    3
    41
  • Robbery
    41
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    499
    1
  • Theft
    2,860
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    347
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$82,120
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Walnut Creek Reviews

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I grew up 5 miles away from Walnut Creek and lived abroad and in 4 other cities/states within the U.S. I couldn't wait to get back home!
Walnut Creek is an increasingly vibrant hub for the whole East Bay. Known for shopping, walking trails and hills and excellent schools, the area is expensive because everyone wants to live here! Weather is warm in the summer and can be rainy in the winter, but overall, quite ideal!
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If only Walnut Creek didn't have spiders! The public schools are great and really push their students to work hard to earn their grades - A's aren't handed out. There are a lot of local businesses, family-owned establishments, as well as big stores here. Downtown mall is nice to visit as well. It is however, a bit expensive to live here but well worth it as the streets are very clean and the city is always re innovating! One down side: there is a noticeable crime rate here. I've heard of cars being broken into even in my quiet neighborhood as well as mail box thieves in our condo area. I can't speak for the job opportunities or the nightlife (I do not take part) but all in all, Walnut Creek is great.
Walnut Creek is a great city to raise a family. They have nice, safe neighborhoods. Downtown Walnut Creek is on the rise with more shops, restaurants and businesses coming in. Broadway Plaza's renovation and update is almost complete. We have been happy living here for almost 20 years!