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    1500 North California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    • $2,493+
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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 Barbara S. on Dec 23, 2019

    I’ve only been here a short while but the management team has been great. The location is great and most of the neighbors I’ve met have been great as well. The only drawback is cost. Otherwise I would certainly recommend the property.

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    1960 N. Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    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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    1200 Newell Hill Place, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    3128 Oak Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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    1459 Creekside Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    • $2,286+
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    • $3,083+
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    1700 Botelho Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    4 Units available
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    • $3,200+
    • $4,326+
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    1500 North California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    7 Units available
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    • $2,493+
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    1390 Creekside Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    • $2,025+
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    100 Park Lake Circle, Walnut Creek, CA 94696
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    • $2,720+
    • $3,522+
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    101 Pringle Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    1555 Riviera Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    • $2,066+
    • $3,353+
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    1960 N. Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    114 Sharene Ln., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    • $2,355+
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    1160 Lincoln Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    1440-50 Creekside Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    141 Flora Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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    1756 Carmel Dr., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    101 Hogan Court #1, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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    1295 Homestead Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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    700-722 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA 94518
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    1755 TRINITY AVE, WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596
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    203 Coggins Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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    1070 San Miguel Road, Concord, CA 94518
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    637 Stonebridge Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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    400 Longbrook Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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    3278 Tioga Road, Concord, CA 94518
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    1038 Second St, Lafayette, CA 94549
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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 5 Jul 2022.

What are the best apartments in Walnut Creek, CA?

The best apartments in Walnut Creek, CA are: Lyric, AVE Walnut Creek, NEWELL VISTA, Park Regency Apartments and The Retreat at Walnut Creek.

What is the average rent in Walnut Creek, CA?

The average rent in Walnut Creek, CA is $2,501. 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 $1,695 and $3,596. 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 $1,695 and $7,337. 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 $1,695 and $10,097. 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 $6,962. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Walnut Creek, CA.

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.

Walnut Creek, CA Demographics

  • Total Population69,836
  • Female 32,983
    Male 36,853
  • Median Age48.3

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.

Cost of Living in Walnut Creek, CA

With 11 routes serving the city in total, County Connection handles all of Walnut Creek’s public transportation. The average cost for a bus ticket in Walnut Creek is $2.00, and bus passes start at $20 for 12 rides. Walnut Creek has an average commute time of 30 minutes, which is 5 minutes longer than the national average.

The cost of living in Walnut Creek is much higher than the national average as well. The average inexpensive meal in Walnut Creek costs $42, which is three times the normal price. A gallon of milk costs $4.50 (when $2.97 is the country’s average), and $4.00 for a dozen eggs (whereas the average price elsewhere is $2.33). Fortunately, this high cost of living in Walnut Creek, California somewhat offset by its low utility rates. The average cost of utilities for a 915-square-foot apartment is only about $65 per month, which is nearly $100 less than the national average.

Average Rent in Walnut Creek, CA

  • Walnut Creek, CA Average Rental Price, February 2022 $2,501 /mo

The average monthly rent of apartments in Walnut Creek, CA is $2,501.

    Walnut Creek, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

    Walnut Creek, CA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Nov / 2021 Feb / 2022
    Walnut Creek, CA $2,455 $2,460 $2,507 $2,498 $2,436 $2,377 $2,330 $2,325 $2,464 $2,486 $2,501
    National $1,362 $1,367 $1,399 $1,407 $1,409 $1,399 $1,403 $1,412 $1,495 $1,591 $1,628

    Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Walnut Creek, CA is $2,501.

    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).

    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.

    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.

    Walnut Creek, CA Households

    • Total Number of Households32,163
    • Family 18,222
      Non-family 13,941
    • Children 6,543
      No Children 25,620
    • Average People Per Household2.14
    • Median Household Income$108,689
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$2,112

    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. The median income of a East Bay household living in East Bay is $108,689 per year. The median housing costs per month are $2,112.

    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.

    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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