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    Pool View From Windows at Castlewood, Walnut Creek, CA Den View at Castlewood, Walnut Creek, California
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    1160 Lincoln Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    3 Units available
    Studio $2,050
    1 BED $2,485
    2 BEDS $2,845
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    5/5 Dontasia b. on Nov 14, 2023

    I love the community its very quiet everyone is friendly and respectful

    5/5 Anonymous on Jul 1, 2023

    I have lived here 8 years and I love it! Close to downtown, but quiet in the evening. We have wonderful neighbors and a terrific staff.

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    1500 North California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    8 Units available
    1 BED $3,151+
    2 BEDS $4,452+
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    4.5/5 Anonymous on Mar 12, 2022

    It has been a great experience so far living at Lyric. The staff are wonderful and extremely helpful and the apartment is in a prime location, minutes away from all the downtown Walnut Creek amenities.

    4/5 Anonymous on Oct 10, 2022

    Great location parking and responsive maintenance. Very premium in price and they charge for cleaning from your security deposit to sanitize , even though no other apartment I have rented has charged this. Very disappointing to have spent so many days cleaning and still be charged hundreds for cleaning. Be ready to sacrifice your security deposit no matter how clean you clean your place

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    Apartment Interior at Diablo Pointe, Walnut Creek Extensive Resort Inspired Pool Deck at Diablo Pointe, Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
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    1440-50 Creekside Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    2 Units available
    1 BED $2,185
    2 BEDS $2,465
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    5/5 Anonymous on Aug 7, 2022

    Great staff and quick response when help is requested. Grateful for the flexibility and experience during my residence here.

    4.5/5 MA on Mar 11, 2022

    Been living here for more than 3 years. Excellent staff especially Raushania. She is awesome!! Maintenance is very good. Updated laundry rooms. Safety is an issue, no cameras. Smoking close to the building, people ignore the signs..

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    101 Pringle Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    Studio $2,450+
    1 BED $3,060+
    2 BEDS $5,379+
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    1459 Creekside Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    Studio $2,121+
    1 BED $2,181+
    2 BEDS $2,769+
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    1755 TRINITY AVE, WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596
    Studio $1,870+
    1 BED $2,335+
    2+ BEDS $2,684+
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    100 Park Lake Circle, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    1 BED $2,765+
    2 BEDS $3,374+
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    1160 Lincoln Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    Studio $2,050
    1 BED $2,485
    2 BEDS $2,845
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    141 Flora Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94595
    1 BED $2,125+
    2 BEDS $2,500+
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    2383 North Main St., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    1 BED $2,523+
    2 BEDS $3,510+
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    1756 Carmel Dr., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    1 BED $2,163+
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    1295 Homestead Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    1 BED $1,974+
    2 BEDS $2,278+
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    1500 North California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    1 BED $3,151+
    2 BEDS $4,452+
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    1700 Botelho Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    1 BED $2,749+
    2 BEDS $3,320+
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    114 Sharene Ln., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    2+ BEDS $2,401
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    1390 Creekside Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    1 BED $1,950+
    2 BEDS $2,320+
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    3128 Oak Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
    Studio $1,807+
    1 BED $2,109+
    2 BEDS $2,807+
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    1440-50 Creekside Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    1 BED $2,185
    2 BEDS $2,465
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    1295 Homestead Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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    2320 Westcliffe Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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    101 Hogan Court #1, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    1 BED $2,280+
    2 BEDS $2,537+
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    1910 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    1 BED $3,174+
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    702-722 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA 94518
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    203 Coggins Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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    1 BED $2,835+
    2 BEDS $3,175+
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    Alamo Properties, Alamo, CA 94507
    3 BEDS $2,450
    4 BEDS $2,350
    5+ BEDS $2,525
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Average rent in Walnut Creek, CA

$2,566/mo Walnut Creek, CA average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Walnut Creek, CA is $2,566.

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    Getting around in Walnut Creek, CA

    4 /100
    Car-Dependent
    9 /100
    Minimal Transit
    8 /100
    Somewhat Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 4, Transit Score®: 9, Bike Score®: 8

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Walnut Creek, CA last updated?

    Prices and availability in Walnut Creek, CA were last updated on 26 May 2024.

    What are the best apartments in Walnut Creek, CA?

    The best apartments in Walnut Creek, CA are: Castlewood Apartments, Lyric, Diablo Pointe Apartments, The Waymark and The Retreat at Walnut Creek.

    What is the average rent in Walnut Creek, CA?

    The average rent in Walnut Creek, CA is $2,566. Start your search for apartments in Walnut Creek, CA now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Walnut Creek, CA?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Walnut Creek, CA is between $1,807 and $4,264. View all studio apartments in Walnut Creek, CA.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Walnut Creek, CA?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Walnut Creek, CA is between $1,950 and $7,499. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Walnut Creek, CA now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Walnut Creek, CA?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Walnut Creek, CA is between $2,163 and $10,616. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Walnut Creek, CA.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Walnut Creek, CA?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Walnut Creek, CA is between $2,125 and $3,125. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Walnut Creek, CA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Walnut Creek, CA?

    In Walnut Creek, 35% of the residents are renting compared to 65% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 34% of Walnut Creek’s rentals, 56% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 10% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Walnut Creek, CA?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Walnut Creek are about 34 years old, on average. Of these, 26% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 4 stories. About 93% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 20% are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Walnut Creek, CA?

    Studio apartments in Walnut Creek are around 8% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 54% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 36% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

    Renter's guide to Walnut Creek, CA

    Located in the beautiful East Bay region of California, Walnut Creek is a delightful mixture of historical buildings, high-end retail shops, hiking trails and fine dining establishments. From regional art to high-end office jobs, you’ll quickly find that this is a small city with big opportunities. 

    Walnut Creek, CA is 25 miles northeast of San Francisco (and all of its tourist destinations), yet also only half the size and roughly 12 times less populated. Heading in the opposite direction, Walnut Creek is 71 miles southwest of Sacramento, which is 7 times more populated and 5 times bigger. Finally, if you don’t mind a longer drive, Walnut Creek is 364 miles southeast of Los Angeles, which is about 60 times more populated and 25 times larger.

    Walnut Creek’s climate is milder than almost anywhere else in California; as such, the Walnut Creek weather does not greatly vary from season to season. Winters average 48°F and can have periodic rains, but still tend to generally feel more like autumn. Spring temperatures are 58°F on average, and will often incur steady rains. Summers average 70°F and can get very hot, but nowhere near the rest of the state. Autumns are 61°F and are generally much warmer and more pleasant than elsewhere in the country.

    Tips for renting in Walnut Creek, CA

    If you are moving from Los Angeles to Walnut Creek, don’t get a new wardrobe. Winter aside, a light shirt and jeans will do for most of the year. Also, you’ll need to keep your car. 

    Walnut Creek is not the friendliest city for smokers. If you live in a multiunit residence, tenants’ rights do not include smoking. You’re allowed to smoke on allotted downtown sidewalks, in single-family homes, and on golf courses, but everywhere else is off limits according to local ordinances. The fines start at $100 for the first offense and go all the way up to $500 for multiple infractions.

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    Living in Walnut Creek, CA

    If you want to know what it’s like living in Walnut Creek, imagine a wholesome and friendly family environment with well-formed communities. You can also expect to enjoy a healthy smattering of diversity while living in Walnut Creek, too. In 2016 urbanist Richard Florida and renowned New York University professor Steven Pedigo officially declared Walnut Creek one of “The Best Places to Live” out of the entire country.

    With that said, if you were expecting to wear shorts most of the year (like other places in California), a milder climate could be one of the cons of living in Walnut Creek. One of the many pros of living in Walnut Creek, however, is never having to endure freezing temperatures or heavy snow.

    Things to do in Walnut Creek, CA

    Walnut Creek, California is filled with fresh activities and fun things to do. For family attractions, Arbolado Park is one of the most beautiful places in Walnut Creek, offering a children’s playground and a wide range of sports facilities. Be sure to also check out the swimming complex, dog park and skateboarding facilities at Heather Farm Park.

    Other attractions and points of interest include the Lindsay Wildlife Experience (Lindsay Wildlife Museum), where you can watch wild animals become rehabilitated, and the twice-a-year “Movies and Music Under the Stars” event featuring live music and movies at Civic Park. For free things to do, why not check out the YMCA or volunteer at the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)?

    The best restaurants in Walnut Creek (CA) are arguably also the best in the entire state; these cultural establishments include Va de Vi (a small eatery serving dishes and wines from around the world), Sasa (contemporary Japanese cuisine), Maria Maria (a local Mexican chain restaurant with live music), Fleming’s (an upscale steakhouse that makes for the ultimate couples’ attraction), 1515 Restaurant & Lounge (another great spot for date nights), Le Cheval (for Vietnamese flavors), and Lark Creek (American food served in both indoor and sidewalk seating).

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    The best restaurants in Walnut Creek (CA) are arguably also the best in the entire state; these cultural establishments include Va de Vi (a small eatery serving dishes and wines from around the world), Sasa (contemporary Japanese cuisine), Maria Maria (a local Mexican chain restaurant with live music), Fleming’s (an upscale steakhouse that makes for the ultimate couples’ attraction), 1515 Restaurant & Lounge (another great spot for date nights), Le Cheval (for Vietnamese flavors), and Lark Creek (American food served in both indoor and sidewalk seating).

    For shopping, downtown Walnut Creek (CA) has dozens of trendy boutiques, and the Walnut Creek Mall provides you with larger designer retailers such as Ross, Nordstrom, and the Apple Store. Otherwise, Target and CVS covers your more basic needs.

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    Walnut Creek, CA employment & economy

    Thanks to no payroll taxes, Walnut Creek’s economy flourishes. In total, three major business districts (BART Transit Hub, the Shadelands, and Downtown) each contain ample employment opportunities. Between the John Muir Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente, Walnut Creek has a strong presence in the healthcare industry as well. Del Monte Foods recently moved its headquarters to Walnut Creek from San Francisco, and the Heffernan Insurance Brokers is also headquartered in Walnut Creek.

    Education in Walnut Creek, CA

    The Brandman campus in Walnut Creek, CA provides a wide selection of on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Meanwhile, Northgate High School has demonstrated consistently solid performance marks and even offers high-end athletic activities such as water polo.

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