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The City & Region

Regional Destination

Walnut Creek is a regional destination in the San Francisco Bay Area. This unique city offers suburban convenience with a walkable downtown full of shopping, dining, and culture. It has top performing schools and the most open space per capita in California.

Transit Rich

The city is located at the intersection of the Sacramento/San Jose I-680 and San Francisco/Oakland SR-24 corridor. Walnut Creek is a short distance from Oakland International Airport. The city is served by both the Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill BART stations, and is a quick 30 minute ride to San Francisco’s Financial District. Free bus routes connect the Walnut Creek BART station to downtown and the Pleasant Hill BART station to the Shadelands business park. The city also offers miles of bike lanes and a walkable downtown.

Educated Walnut Creek Workforce

Walnut Creek has the most educated population in the county. Walnut Creek’s quality of life makes it easy to recruit and retain talent with 93% of residents polled saying they plan to stay in the City for at least the next five years.

Workforce Demographics