Walnut Creek, Ca has all the amenities of the big city, in a quaint historic small town appeal. There are all the big box stores and all the specialty high-end boutiques too. There is even a major historic building that has a Starbucks Coffee inside. And that Starbucks on Main and Duncan is the center of the town and what they call the Starbucks cluster with stores within blocks of each other. The people are really friendly and a lot of diversity with all ethnic types, foodies, families, seniors, and animals. It is like a town paradise and I would move there if I could, but my home is in historic Wilmington, NC.