Walnut Creek, a wonderful, small city nestled at the base of Mt. Diablo in the heart of the Diablo Valley. Recent renovation of Walnut Creek’s downtown area has created upscale, inviting shopping areas, many smaller shopping boutiques, and brought a variety of restaurants of every description including sidewalk cafes, sushi bars, Italian, Chinese, Thai, seafood and more. It would be hard to find a more inviting downtown area.
Walnut Creek has an extensive park system with 17 city parks on over 240 acres and 2,708 acres of designated open space. “…Walnut Creek has exceptional balance: open space, residential areas, an active business/commercial community, parks, entertainment and recreation. Massive Mount Diablo dominates the local landscape. It’s lovely grassy slopes and the other undeveloped ridges that help separate the city from surrounding communities are eloquent inspiration for Walnut Creek’s long standing commitment to open space..” Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce.