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Doing Business

Businesses located in Walnut Creek have a competitive edge. They grow their bottom line by paying no payroll taxes and lower rents than San Francisco. In a recent study of the best small cities to start a business in America, Walnut Creek ranked among the top 20 out of 463 cities, coming in at number 17.

Long regarded as the premier business center within the region, the City offers three main employment centers located near the Walnut Creek BART transit hub, downtown Walnut Creek and the Shadelands business park.


Walnut Creek BART Transit Hub

WC BART transit hub

  • 1.9 million square feet of transit friendly office space built adjacent to BART
  • A short walk to the free Downtown trolley
  • Close to the freeway on ramp








Downtown Walnut Creek

Downtown WC offices

  •  Walkable score of 85, same as SF and NY
  • 2.5 million square feet of shopping, dining, and regional arts
  • Trails provide access to hiking and biking in our open space
  • 2.7 million square feet of professional offices
  • Great shopping and dining options. Well recognized national and regional retailers, such as Apple, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Crate and Barrel as well as independent shops, and local restaurants offering casual and gourmet dining. 






 Shadelands offices

  •  246-acre business park with ample parking and walking trails
  • 2.7 million square feet of office space and light industrial space
  • Able to accommodate diverse companies in professional, scientific, technical, health care, and manufacturing sectors.
  • Free shuttles from Pleasant Hill BART to the park
  • Employees have easy access to day care, shopping, and medical appointments at the park 
  • To view an interactive map of Shadelands, click here.
  • To view a one-page pamphlet highlighting recent zoning changes in Shadelands, click here.