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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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-
About Walnut Creek...
Population
67,568

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$647,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,721
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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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
    66
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    3
    41
  • Robbery
    43
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    394
    500
  • Theft
    2,306
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    335
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$82,848
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Walnut Creek Reviews

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I have lived in Walnut Creek for almost seven years. I moved here from Arizona and I thought that I would not makie any friends and evryone will judge me because I was not born in California. The first day we moved into the house, our neighbors came over with desserts and introduced themselves. That day my sister met her best friend. I met my best friends at Northgate High School the one place I thought i would not fit in. Everyone in my community nows each other and I love being able to walk my dog and have people saying hi to me and the kids always coming to pet the dog. It is amazing!
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Walnut Creek is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States, located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, about 16 miles (26 kilometres) east of the city of Oakland. With a total estimated population of 67,673, 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, restaurants and entertainment venues.
Walnut Creek from my experience is an extremely safe town. It has great schools and a friendly crowd of people. It’s the perfect place to hangout with friends or have a family day wether you want to go downtown and eat lunch, shop or see a movie!