Livability Score

77
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (19) F
T4 Tea For U
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Library Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Tellus Coffee
Coffee Shop
Cafe La Scala
Coffee Shop
Rooted Coffee
Coffee Shop
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Panama Bay Coffee Co.
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Philz Coffee
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Coffee Shop
Ice Monster
Coffee Shop
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Latte Da Espresso & More
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (10) F
Club 1220
Nightclub
Century 16 Theater
Cinema
Lesher Center for the Arts
Theatre Arts
Shadelands Ranch Historical Museum
Museum
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society
Museum
Turkey Vulture
Attraction
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Museum
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Peacock Hall
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill
Cinema
Food and Drink (49) F
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Mooyah
Fast Food
See's Candies
Sweets
iTea
Beverages
Kara's Cupcakes
Sweets
Prima Vini
Alcohol
Stadium Pub
Bar
Burger King
Fast Food
Veggie Grill
Fast Food
Bourbon Highway
Bar
Tiki Tom
Bar
Dan's Irish Sports Bar
Bar
ØL Beercafe & Bottleshop
Bar
Mr Lucky's
Bar
Chipotle
Fast Food
Panera Bread
Fast Food
Cheese Steak Shop
Fast Food
Pizza Guys
Fast Food
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Sweets
Extreme Pizza
Fast Food
Ike's Love and Sandwiches
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
360 Gourmet Burritos
Fast Food
Rotator Tap Room
Bar
Fitness (10) F
Civic Park Community Center
Community Centre
The Gardens at Heather Farm
Community Centre
The Key Club
Gym
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Forma Gym
Gym
Mike's Core Fitness Personal Training
Gym
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
Crunch Fitness
Gym
Tice Valley Community Gym
Community Centre
Tice Creek Fitness Center
Gym
Fireside Room
Community Centre
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Groceries (15) F
Safeway
Grocery Store
A Sweet Affair
Bakery
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Kinder's Meats & Deli
Butcher
House of Bagels
Bakery
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Third Culture Bakery
Bakery
Safeway
Grocery Store
Allstar Donuts
Bakery
Safeway
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Sprouts Farmers Market
Grocery Store
Bagel Street Cafe
Bakery
Safeway
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Lunardi's
Grocery Store
Smart & Final
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Del Valle Supermercado
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
FoodMaxx
Grocery Store
Grocery Outlet
Grocery Store
Super Tehran
Grocery Store
Pleasant Hill Market
Grocery Store
Parks (47) B
Howe Homestead Park
Park
Lar Rieu Park
Park
Ygnacio Heights Park
Park
San Miguel Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
El Divisadero Park
Park
Civic Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
All-Abilities Playground
Playground
Water Light Public Plaza
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Heather Farm Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Alma Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Walden Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Castle Rock Youth Sports Park
Park
Shops (71) D-
Michael's Hairworks
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Mall
European Wax Center
Beauty
Nordstrom
Department Store
TJ Maxx
Department Store
ExtraMile
Convenience Store
H&M
Clothing
Sur La Table
Houseware
Macy's
Department Store
Amazon Books
Books
Broadway Pointe
Mall
Restoration Hardware
Furniture
Victoria's Secret
Clothing
Unknown Name
Mall
Elite Nail Spa
Beauty
Unknown Name
Department Store
Pottery Barn
Furniture
Apple Store
Electronics
Liliana Castellanos
Clothing
Tiffany & Company
Fashion
Norf London
Clothing
Apple Store
Electronics
Ming Quong
Clothing
Anthropologie
Clothing
Flashlight Books
Books
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 17.3% take public transportation in Walnut Creek.
Public Transit Stops (112)
Stops & Stations
A+
Montego & Satellite Senior Homes
Bus Stop
Montego & Tampico
Bus Stop
Montego & Tampico
Bus Stop
Montego & San Marco Apartments
Bus Stop
Montego & Tampico
Bus Stop
Montego & Ygnacio Valley Road
Bus Stop
John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek
Bus Stop
Ygnacio Valley Road & Marchbanks Drive
Bus Stop
John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek
Bus Stop
Ygnacio Valley Road & Homestead Avenue
Bus Stop
Ygnacio Valley Road & Walnut Boulevard
Bus Stop
Ygnacio Valley Road & Walnut Boulevard
Bus Stop
Ygnacio Valley Road & North Civic Drive
Bus Stop
North Civic Drive & Ygnacio Valley Road
Bus Stop
North Civic Drive & Ygnacio Valley Road
Bus Stop
North Civic Drive & Brio Drive
Bus Stop
Broadway Plaza Fountain
Bus Stop
North Civic Drive & Brio Drive
Bus Stop
Ygnacio Valley Road & Civic Drive
Bus Stop
North Main Street & Duncan Street
Bus Stop
North Main Street & Bonanza Street
Bus Stop
Ygnacio Valley Road & Chase Bank
Bus Stop
Broadway Plaza & South Main Street
Bus Stop
Newell Avenue & South Main Street
Bus Stop
North Main Street & Civic Drive
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
17.3%
A
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Walnut Creek is 198/100 - which is 42% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime B+

Walnut Creek crime rates are 1,308 per 100k, which is 54% lower than California
Property Crime
1,078 crimes per 100k
A-
Violent Crime
230 crimes per 100k
B+
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employment A+

The median income in Walnut Creek is $108,689 - which is 70% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$108,689
A+
Unemployment Rate
2.9%
B+
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health A+

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (34)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
B+
John Muir Medical Center
Hospital
Unknown Name
Ambulance Station
Walnut Creek Dentists
Dentist
Fire Station 1
Fire Station
Walnut Creek Police Department
Police
Walnut Creek Medical Center
Hospital
Bldg. A
Doctor
Bldg. H
Doctor
Bldg. C
Doctor
Bldg. D
Doctor
Bldg. B
Doctor
Doctor's Park
Doctor
Bldg. E
Doctor
Ygnacio Adobe
Doctor
Bldg. K
Doctor
Bldg. G
Doctor
Bldg. F
Doctor
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Doctor
Sunrise Assisted Living
Nursing Home
Ygnacio Woods Offices
Doctor
BART Police
Police
Walnut Cree Family Practice
Doctor
Phenomenal Mind Studios
Doctor
Planned Parenthood
Clinic
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A-
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housing C+

Walnut Creek home prices are $814,900 - which is 99% higher than California
Home Price
$814,900
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
21%
A+
Home Affordability
7.5x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools A+

The Walnut Creek graduation rate is 97% - which is 21% higher than California
School Test Scores
67%
C+
High School Grad. Rates
97%
A+
Elementary Schools (28) F
Indian Valley Elementary
Walnut Heights Elementary
Walnut Creek Intermediate
Murwood Elementary
Singing Stones School
Seven Hills School
Northcreek Academy & Preschool
Walnut Acres Elementary
Halstrom Academy - Walnut Creek
Halstrom Academy - Walnut Creek
St Mary Elementary School
Walnut Creek Christian Academy
Tice Creek
Eagle Peak Montessori
Buena Vista Elementary
Palmer School
Parkmead Elementary
Bancroft Elementary
Foothill Middle
Kla Schools Of Walnut Creek
Fusion Academy Walnut Creek
Fusion Academy--Walnut Creek
Contra Costa School Of Performing Arts
Contra Costa School Of Performing Arts
Wellspring Educational Services Inc
High Schools (11) F
Berean Christian High School
Las Lomas High
Halstrom Academy - Walnut Creek
Halstrom Academy - Walnut Creek
Northgate High
Fusion Academy Walnut Creek
Fusion Academy--Walnut Creek
Contra Costa School Of Performing Arts
Contra Costa School Of Performing Arts
Carondelet High School
De La Salle High School
Ygnacio Valley High
Contra Costa Christian School
Acalanes Center For Independent Study
Contra Costa County Rop
Horizons School: Independent Study
Prospect High (Continuation)
Diablo Community Day
Acalanes High
Central County Special Education Programs
Seneca Centers Olivera School
Springstone
Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy
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ratings A

Walnut Creek has an overall rating of 82% from 16 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A
User Surveys (15)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Walnut Creek Area Facts

  • Walnut Creek has a Livability Score of 77/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Walnut Creek crime rates are 54% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Walnut Creek is 42% higher than the California average
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Walnut Creek, CA - An East Bay Gem 4 rating By Anonymous ( Aug 09, 2010) I've lived close to Walnut Creek, located in the San Francisco East Bay, for most of my life. The city has a Mediterranean climate--moist, cool winters and dry, hot summers. Granted, it is more of a place where people live than a destination to visit, but Walnut Creek has much to ...Read More offer.

Despite its agricultural roots, Walnut Creek is very much a suburban utopia. It lacks the excitement of the big city. However, San Francisco is only a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) ride away, and Walnut Creek has a station with a direct line.

Walnut Creek has a number of educational opportunities such as the Lindsay Wildlife Museum and the Lesher Center for the Arts. For fans of the outdoors, Walnut Creek boasts a bounty of gardens and parks. The Boundary Oak Golf Course is an 18-hole green with manicured lawns and lovely views of the surrounding hills.

The shopping in Walnut Creek is also fantastic. My girlfriends and I will often travel miles to spend a leisurely afternoon strolling about the Broadway Plaza Shopping Center, or eating at one of Walnut Creek's great restaurants. The Counter, specializing in gourmet burgers, is a personal favorite. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Walnut Creek? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Howe Homestead Park
Lar Rieu Park
Ygnacio Heights Park
San Miguel Park
Unknown Name
El Divisadero Park
Civic Park
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Club 1220
Century 16 Theater
Lesher Center for the Arts
Shadelands Ranch Historical Museum
Unknown Name
Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society
Turkey Vulture
Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Food & Drink

Dunkin'
Subway
Mooyah
See's Candies
iTea
Kara's Cupcakes
Prima Vini
Stadium Pub

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Walnut Creek? Of all people who commute, 17.3% take public transportation in Walnut Creek.
Drive to Work
56%

21% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
17%

12% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
3%

equal to the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Walnut Creek a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Walnut Creek Medical Center
John Muir Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

Walnut Cree Family Practice
Phenomenal Mind Studios
Bay Area Colon Rectal Surgeons
Children's Hospital Oakland
Orthopaedic Center
Doctor's Park
Ygnacio Woods Offices
Bldg. B

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