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Walnut Creek, California, 94596
Studio/1 Bedroom$1,512 - $1,832
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Walnut Creek, California, 94597
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Walnut Creek, California, 94597
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Walnut Creek, California, 94596
1 Bedroom$1,985 - $2,195
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 3.6% 8.4% -4.8% $10,000 to $14,999 3.9% 5.6% -1.7% $15,000 to $19,999 3.7% 5.6% -1.9% $20,000 to $24,999 4.3% 5.8% -1.5% $25,000 to $29,999 4.6% 5.7% -1.1% $30,000 to $34,999 5.2% 5.7% -0.5% $35,000 to $39,999 4.3% 5.4% -1.1% $40,000 to $44,999 4.9% 5.2% -0.3% $45,000 to $49,999 4.5% 4.6% -0.1% $50,000 to $59,999 8.3% 8.6% -0.3% $60,000 to $74,999 11.3% 10.6% +0.7% $75,000 to $99,999 14.5% 11.5% +3.0% $100,000 to $124,999 9.2% 6.8% +2.4% $125,000 to $149,999 5.0% 3.6% +1.4% $150,000 to $199,999 6.8% 3.3% +3.5% $200,000 or more 6.0% 3.6% +2.4%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 5.0% 4.8% +0.2% 10.0% to 14.9% 12.0% 9.8% +2.2% 15.0% to 19.9% 16.2% 13.6% +2.6% 20.0% to 24.9% 14.3% 13.1% +1.2% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.9% 11.0% +0.9% 30.0% to 34.9% 8.0% 8.2% -0.2% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.5% 5.9% -0.4% 40.0% to 49.9% 6.2% 8.0% -1.8% 50.0% or more 17.1% 20.2% -3.1% Not computed 3.8% 5.4% -1.6%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 6.7% 9.6% -2.9% 25 to 34 years 30.1% 29.3% +0.8% 35 to 44 years 23.1% 25.8% -2.7% 45 to 54 years 16.2% 16.5% -0.3% 55 to 64 years 6.7% 8.0% -1.3% 65 to 74 years 4.9% 5.3% -0.4% 75 to 84 years 7.1% 4.0% +3.1% 85 years and over 5.2% 1.6% +3.6%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 21.5% 30.9% -9.4% 30 to 44 minutes 18.9% 24.5% -5.6% 45 to 59 minutes 15.9% 13.8% +2.1% 60 or more minutes 43.6% 30.8% +12.8%
Source: 2000 Census
Walnut Creek, California
Situated 16 miles east of Oakland, the 66,000 citizens of Walnut Creek, California wnjoy being the hub for entertainment and culture in Contra Costa County. Once a series of Spanish land grants, Walnut Creek today is a wonderful place to live. In beginning a search for a Walnut Creek apartment, know that it is a very walkable town and has many direct links via public transportation into the Bay area.
Tunnels of Culture
Walnut Creek is chock full of interesting lifestyle options from the downtown area with its intricate system of underground pedestrian tunnels to the maintenance of more open space per captia than any other city in California. Culturally, the city is full of options like the California Symphony, a very active civic arts program with both museums and interactive programs alike. The Ruth Bancroft Garden is a first class botanical center, and the pursuit of outdoor recreational activities is made so easy with the many parks. Nearby are fine golf courses, white water rafting and tennis courts are found all over town.
With all the local vineyards, expect plenty of bistro wine bar type places when you start the search for restaurants near your Walnut Creek apartment. Va di Vi is excellent as is Fleming's. Fleming's may be a chain but their wine list and bar are highly localized too. The Walnut Creek Yacht Club is always good for a dinner out, and don't pass up Montecatini for fantastic Italian food. You'll discover plenty of ethnic cuisines like the Kabob House and Chopin's, which is excellent Polish. For plain old American diner food, don't miss Hubcaps' great shakes and burgers or the Black Bear Diner where you might have to wait for a table but it is really worth it.
A Visit with Bing Crosby
Aside from wine bars, there are also wine lounges which are very popular at night. Places like the Artisan are quiet while Bing Crosby's is livelier with music amongst the wine racks. Spoontonic is a very hip lounge where you won't find beer on tap, but you will get great drinks. Peter's and Class are both more old fashioned but still alot of fun too. There will be plenty of neighborhood places near your Walnut Creek apartment, and finding the best ones will be half the fun.
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Is Walnut Creek famous for any kind of restaurant or food in particular? What's the local favorite?
With a cozy ambiance, great service, and an extensive wine selection from all around the world, Va de Vi Bistro and Wine Bar is sure to satisfy even the most demanding food and wine buffs. Va de Vi serves up small tapas in dishes meant to be shared. Sit on the patio and enjoy some shrimp lumpie, seasoned with red pepper, cilantro, and ginger. Other favorite dishes include the mini chicken mole tacos, mini crab potpie, ahi tartare, garlic fries, and homemade butternut squash soup. Order one of the bistro's inspired wine flights to get a taste of several of the great wines offered here. For dessert be sure to try the pumpkin chiffon mousse or the delectable chocolate souffle. Just be sure to make a reservation, or you can expect a wait at this busy bistro during peak hours.
How is the public transportation system in Walnut Creek?
Public transportation is ample in Walnut Creek. The Pittsburg/Bay Point-SFO line of the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train services the area with two stations nearby- one in Walnut Creek and one in Pleasant Hill. A convenient shuttle from the central district of Walnut Creek brings passengers to the Walnut Creek BART station. The Central Contra Costa Transit Authority bus network also services the community. For those up to it, the Iron Horse Trail and Contra Costa Canal Trail, plus bike lanes on the major roads make bicycling a very feasible way to get around Walnut Creek.
What do people do for fun in Walnut Creek?
With Broadway Plaza and the downtown area, Walnut Creek is a suburban shopping mecca. There are also loads of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. If you prefer the great outdoors to the city life, head to nearby Mount Diablo State Park, or hit the trails right in Walnut Creek--part of the Iron Horse Trail, which runs between Concord and Dublin, goes directly into the heart of downtown Walnut Creek. Another option is Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area. For more urban entertainment, Walnut Creek also has a host of museums and movie theaters.
What neighborhoods in Walnut Creek are good for eating out?
As the business and entertainment hub for neighboring cities within central Contra Costa County, Walnut Creek is packed with restaurants. You almost can't go wrong when looking for neighborhoods with good dining spots. The highest concentration undoubtedly lies in downtown Walnut Creek along Main St, California Blvd, and Mt. Diablo Blvd. There are also a few options clustered around Broadway Plaza Shopping Center.
What are some family friendly neighborhoods in Walnut Creek?
Family-friendly neighborhoods hinge on safety and high-quality public education. The top five safest neighborhoods in Walnut Creek are Livorna Rd / Trotter Way, North Gate Rd / Castle Rock Rd, Rudgear Rd / Stewart Ave, Saranap / Walnut Heights, and Arbolado Dr / Whitehaven Dr. The top five neighborhoods for education, on the other hand, are Saint Mary's College of California / Saint Marys Rd, Olympic Blvd / Boulevard Way, Rudgear Rd / Stewart Ave, Walnut Blvd / Mountain View Blvd, and Livorna Rd / Trotter Way. Therefore, some of the best neighborhoods for families in Walnut Creek are Livorna Rd / Trotter Way and Rudgear Rd / Stewart Ave.
Are there local sporting events in Walnut Creek?
Walnut Creek isn't home to any major professional or collegiate sports teams, but a couple nearby cities are. The closest one, Oakland, is home to MLB's Oakland Athletics--more commonly known as the Oakland A's--and the NFL's Raiders, both of whom play at the Oakland Coliseum. Oakland's professional basketball team, the Golden Gate Warriors of the NBA, play at The Arena in Oakland. On the other side of Bay Bridge, the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL play at Candlestick Park, and MLB's San Francisco Giants play south of downtown.
Is Walnut Creek pet friendly?
Yes, Walnut Creek is very pet-friendly. Not only is it home to an off-leash dog area, the Walnut Creek Dog Park, but there is ample open space around where you can take your pets as long as they are kept on leash--and, sometimes, not. In addition to numerous parks and trails within the city limits, there's Briones Regional Park to the west, Mount Diablo State Park to the east, and the Lafayette Reservoir to the southwest. Las Trampas Regional Wilderness lies to the south, and the Redwood Regional Park lies to the southwest.