Walnut Creek

86 reviews
  1. Town in California
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Town near
San Francisco

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$591,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,479
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    68
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    6
    37
  • Robbery
    36
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    642
    575
  • Theft
    2,647
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    321
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$80,399
National
$53,046
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

86 reviews
  • Excellent
    20
  • Very Good
    43
  • Average
    23
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
If only Walnut Creek didn't have spiders! The public schools are great and really push their students to work hard to earn their grades - A's aren't handed out. There are a lot of local businesses, family-owned establishments, as well as big stores here. Downtown mall is nice to visit as well. It is however, a bit expensive to live here but well worth it as the streets are very clean and the city is always re innovating! One down side: there is a noticeable crime rate here. I've heard of cars being broken into even in my quiet neighborhood as well as mail box thieves in our condo area. I can't speak for the job opportunities or the nightlife (I do not take part) but all in all, Walnut Creek is great.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
Walnut Creek is a great city to raise a family. They have nice, safe neighborhoods. Downtown Walnut Creek is on the rise with more shops, restaurants and businesses coming in. Broadway Plaza's renovation and update is almost complete. We have been happy living here for almost 20 years!
  • Current Resident
  • 7 days ago
Walnut Creek is a beautiful town filled with lovely views. I have met Stephen Curry's wife in Walnut creek which was awesome since he is a famous MVP NBA player for the Golden State Warriors. That town has good restaurants, nice stores, and has fun activities to do. What I love the most is that they have good venues to have singers perform. The homes are huge and beautiful. Also many celebrities go there since the town is beautiful and luxurious. What I wish they had is more diverse people since you don't see much of that on the streets but other than that its a nice place to go visit.
  • Nearby Resident
  • 2 months ago