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About the City of Walnut Creek, CA
Just 30 miles east of San Francisco, the city of Walnut Creek is the economic and entertainment hub of Central Contra Costa County. The City is conveniently located at the intersection of Highway 680 (north to Sacramento and south to San Jose) and Highway 24 (west to San Francisco). The city of Walnut Creek has a population of 65,000, and covers approximately 19.50 square miles. With bustling San Francisco to the west, the Napa Valley wine country to the north and the natural beauty of Mount Diablo State Park to the east, Walnut Creek offers urban flair, suburban grace, and peaceful wilderness. To learn more about the city of Walnut Creek, explore our website.
Walnut Creek’s Mediterranean climate is characterized by cool, moist winters and warm to hot dry summers. Nestled in a valley at the foot of Mount Diablo (elevation 3,849 ft.), its location and diverse topography are responsible for its distinctive microclimates. Winter daytime temperatures average in the mid 50s; light frosts occasionally dot rooftops and car windshields during winter nights. Summer daytime temperatures average in the high 80s, with heat waves leading to 100-degree days in August and September. Once an agricultural haven for the cultivation of nuts, fruits, and vineyards, Walnut Creek’s Ruth Bancroft Garden is a renowned botanical garden that showcases the diversity of the plants that thrive in the area.
A mild climate allows for year round indoor and outdoor activities whether that’s attending the theater on a clear and starry night in December or hiking Mount Diablo State Park to the waterfalls in February. Dining outdoors on a warm July evening or playing a round of golf on a crisp April morning and shopping, well, that’s a year round activity.