Walnut Creek Information
Big City Buzz with Mountain Views.
Mt. Diablo, Glam restaurants, power shopping, edgy art, cool theater symphonic music – all in a small town jewel setting ringed by mountain views that deliver on their promise of outdoor recreational opportunities. Yes, you can have it all. And it’s all in Walnut Creek. Located in the temperate East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, Walnut Creek is 22 miles from San Francisco and 15 miles from Berkeley, close enough for easy access and synergistic sophistication but far enough away for a respite from big city stress. It’s the best of both worlds. Situated at the foot of scenic Mount Diablo is the city that some consider to be the center of sophistication for Contra Costa County. With all the major conveniences and quality attractions of a metropolitan hub, Walnut Creek is a favorite destination for those who want to spend quality time shopping or taking in a first-rate show.
Rated by the San Francisco Chronicle as the East Bay leader for general amenities, the City of Walnut Creek drives trends and fashions for the entire county. The Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts is a regional draw, featuring three performing art theaters with a total of 1,212 seats. Walnut Creek is also home to the renowned Bedford Art Gallery. Broadway Plaza continues the legacy of regional supremacy as a premier retail mecca for the East Bay, and the Lindsay Museum is a nationally renowned wildlife museum and rehabilitation center. Patio cafes, boutiques, and some of the region’s most respected restaurants line the streets of Locust and Main. Among major employers are highly visible healthcare systems such as Kaiser Foundation, John Muir/Mt. Diablo Health Systems and Permanente Medical Group. Recreational facilities are equally impressive, from championship golf courses to the 101-acre Heather Farm Parks complex.