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    1500 North California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    8 Units available
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    • 1 BED
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    • $2,534+
    • $3,483+
    • $4,446+
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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 Amber T. on Sep 1, 2022

    Very noisy, amenities sometimes don’t work. Dial to get into building almost never works.

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    1960 N. Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    • 1 BED
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    • $2,630+
    • $2,954+
    • $4,138
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    Overview

    Live at the best address in the East Bay our Main Street location that is blocks from BART and blocks from Downtown Walnut Creek, provides plenty of privacy, while putting you footsteps from Target, BART San Francisco is only a 35-minute ride, and the hottest restaurants and boutiques in Walnut Creek, CA. Our Walnut Creek apartments offer a lifestyle of comfort and convenience with a variety of stylish apartment floor plans, unparalleled, on-site amenities, and a friendly service team right on site. Were big on community at AVE Walnut Creek! Work out in our 24-hour fitness center or join us for a rooftop yoga class. Grab some steaks and skewers and prepare dinner at our fully equipped outdoor kitchen. Cool off in our resort pool or just lounge on our sundeck with Mt. Diablo views. Get down to business in our resident lounge or private conference room with high-speed WiFi.  AVE Walnut Creek is a pet-friendly community, too. This means that your furry friends, large or small, are always welcome.   Contact our professional leasing team to tour your new apartment in Walnut Creek, CA today!

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    3128 Oak Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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    • $2,011+
    • $2,190+
    • $2,606+
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    1700 Botelho Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    4 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,751+
    • $3,275+
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    1160 Lincoln Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    8 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,050
    • $2,370+
    • $2,825+
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    101 Hogan Court #1, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    3 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
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    • $2,449+
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    1500 North California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    8 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,534+
    • $3,483+
    • $4,446+
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    1295 Homestead Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    9 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,142+
    • $2,549+
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    1440-50 Creekside Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    6 Units available
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,090+
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    1200 Newell Hill Place, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    1390 Creekside Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    • $2,250+
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    1960 N. Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    • $2,630+
    • $2,954+
    • $4,138
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    1756 Carmel Dr., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    3 Units available
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,049+
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    100 Park Lake Circle, Walnut Creek, CA 94698
    17 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,827+
    • $3,310+
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    2383 North Main St., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    2 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,680+
    • $3,960
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    1459 Creekside Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    • $2,029+
    • $2,235+
    • $2,653+
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    1555 Riviera Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    6 Units available
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    • $2,424+
    • $2,451+
    • $3,057+
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    114 Sharene Ln., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    15 Units available
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    • $2,450+
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    141 Flora Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,899+
    • $2,550
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    101 Pringle Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    • 1 BED
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    • $2,633+
    • $3,148+
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    1755 TRINITY AVE, WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596
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    • $2,461+
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    700-722 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA 94518
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    203 Coggins Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
    5 Units available
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    • $2,235+
    • $2,605+
    • $2,875+
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    1070 San Miguel Road, Concord, CA 94518
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    • $2,195+
    • $2,525
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    1460 CONTRA COASTA BLVD, PLEASANT HILL, CA 94523
    7 Units available
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,804
    • $2,025
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    637 Stonebridge Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
    28 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,466+
    • $2,749
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    400 Longbrook Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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    • $2,200+
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Average rent in Walnut Creek, CA

$2,539/mo Walnut Creek, CA average rental price, July 2022
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    When were prices and availability in Walnut Creek, CA last updated?

    Prices and availability in Walnut Creek, CA were last updated on 2 Oct 2022.

    What are the best apartments in Walnut Creek, CA?

    The best apartments in Walnut Creek, CA are: Lyric, AVE Walnut Creek, The Retreat at Walnut Creek, Ivy Hill and Oak and Iron.

    What is the average rent in Walnut Creek, CA?

    The average rent in Walnut Creek, CA is $2,539. 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 $2,029 and $4,336. 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 $1,899 and $8,588. 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 $2,049 and $9,580. 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 $1,899 and $7,181. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Walnut Creek, CA.

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

    In Walnut Creek, 36% of the residents are renting compared to 64% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 33% of Walnut Creek’s rentals, 58% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 9% 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 35 years old, on average. Of these, 25% 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 3 stories. About 76% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 18% 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?

    Rental apartments in Walnut Creek come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 8% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 54% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 36% of all rentals in Walnut Creek. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing 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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    Walnut Creek, CA demographics

    Walnut Creek, CA has a population of 69,836 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 36,853 of East Bay’s residents are women and 32,983 are men. The median age of those who live in Walnut Creek, CA is 48.3.

    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.

    Walnut Creek, CA households

    • 18,222 Family
      13,941 Non-family
    • 6,543 Children
      25,620 No Children
    • 32,163Total Number of Households
    • 2.14Average People Per Household
    • $108,689Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 32,163 households in Walnut Creek, CA. 18,222 are family households and 13,941 are non-family households. There are 6,543 households with children in East Bay and 25,620 households without children. On average, about 2.14 people live in a household in Walnut Creek, CA.

    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.

    Walnut Creek, CA education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Walnut Creek, CA is as follows: 1% have no high school education, 11% completed some high school, 19% partially completed college, 6% have an Associate Degree, 35% have a Bachelor Degree, and 28% have a Graduate Degree.

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