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Starting at $2,715
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Vaya
1800 Lacassie Ave
Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,715
2 Bedrooms
$4,170
Apartments have gourmet kitchens, quartz countertops, wine fridges and two-tone cabinets. Community features a resort-style pool, fitness center and sky deck. Prime location close to shopping and dining options.
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Starting at $2,559
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The Windsor
2383 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,559
2 Bedrooms
$3,624
Community features two roof deck lounges, landscaped grounds and easy access to Iron Horse Trail. Great location just minutes to San Francisco. Units feature granite countertops, washer and dryer, and abundant storage.
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Starting at $2,614
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Brio
161 N Civic Dr
Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,614
2 Bedrooms
$3,464
One- and two-bedroom apartments in Walnut Creek. Walking distance to boutique shopping, dining, entertainment, outdoor recreation. Modern kitchens, fireplace, granite counters, walk-in closets, in-unit laundry, patio/balcony. Enjoy pool, gym, bike storage, wine room. Pet-friendly.
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Starting at $2,410
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The Arroyo
1250 Arroyo Way
Walnut Creek, CA
Studio
$2,410
1 Bedroom
$2,880
2 Bedrooms
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Newly built homes with walk-in closets, private balconies, and quartz countertops. The pet-friendly community has bike storage, a pool, and a business center for residents. Only a mile from Mount Diablo Boulevard.
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Starting at $1,912
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The Boulders
530 N Civic Dr
Walnut Creek, CA
Studio
$1,912
1 Bedroom
$2,218
2 Bedrooms
$2,370
Bright apartments near I-680 with garden views. Recently renovated with air conditioning. Granite counters. Private balcony or patio with additional storage. Community has swimming pool and courtyard. Off-street parking.
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Starting at $2,113
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15Fifty5
1555 Riviera Ave
Walnut Creek, CA
Studio
$2,113
1 Bedroom
$2,265
2 Bedrooms
$2,899
Apartments in highly-walkable neighborhood. One- and two-bedroom floor plans. Community amenities include 24-hour gym, clubhouse, pool and hot tub, and package receiving service. Recently renovated units feature stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors.
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Starting at $2,115
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Creekside Glen
125 Near Ct
Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,115
2 Bedrooms
$2,175
Minutes from downtown and the Iron Horse Trail. Some of the largest units in the area. On-site amenities include a large pool, grilling area and dog park. Modern fitness center available.
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Starting at $1,745
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Cypress Creek
1011 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA
Studio
$1,745
1 Bedroom
$2,030
2 Bedrooms
$2,205
Minutes from the BART stations and various employers. A community with a large pool and sundeck, fitness center and fantastic views. Pet-friendly. Spacious interiors with modern updates. Just a block from the Iron Horse Trail.
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Starting at $2,500
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The Meridian
141 Flora Ave
Walnut Creek, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
3 Bedrooms
$2,975
Storage units, firepits and a pool are some amenities at the pet-friendly apartment community. Homes feature wood floors and spacious closets. Easy access to I-680 and less than a mile from downtown Walnut Creek.
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Starting at $3,280
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Mercer
1655 N California Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,280
2 Bedrooms
$3,915
3 Bedrooms
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Within walking distance to downtown Walnut Creek. Large condo-style apartments with expansive windows and in-unit laundry. Property offers a private landscaped courtyard and a 24/7 fitness center. Multiple on-site retail and dining options.
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Starting at $1,792
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Pines
114 Sharene Ln
Walnut Creek, CA
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1 Bedroom
$1,792
2 Bedrooms
$2,143
Prime location close to downtown Walnut Creek, theaters and shopping. Commuters have access to BART, Interstate 680 and Highway 24. One-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans for tenants to choose from.
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Starting at $2,825
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Ivy Hill
1700 Botelho Dr
Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,825
2 Bedrooms
$3,834
Minutes from I-680 near restaurants and shops. This modern community offers a playground pool, gym, and hot tub. It is pet-friendly. Interior updates include hardwood floors and walk-in closets.
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Starting at $2,324
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Stoneridge Luxury Apartment Homes
101 Hogan Ct
Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,324
2 Bedrooms
$2,690
An advanced and comfortable development, this complex offers a wide selection of unique amenities, including golf course views, open floor plans, pet-friendly amenities and covered onsite parking for both guests and residents.
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Starting at $2,365
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Lyric
1500 N California Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA
Studio
$2,365
1 Bedroom
$3,234
2 Bedrooms
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Located in Downtown Walnut Creek near Civic Park and Broadway Plaza. Interior features include kitchen islands, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, and in-unit washers and dryers. Lounge, gym, and clubhouse for residents.
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Starting at $1,750
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Carmel House
1756 Carmel Dr
Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,750
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
Boutique apartments with ceiling fans and walk-in closets. Cats and dogs allowed. On-site laundry available. Swim in the pool when free. Close to Civic Park. Near shops and restaurants downtown.
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Starting at $1,825
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North Main Apartments
2971 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,825
Vinyl flooring, walk-in closets, and plush carpeting characterize these cable-ready homes. Community amenities include on-site laundry, a swimming pool, and courtyards. Less than a mile from Pleasant Hill BART station.
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Starting at $1,500
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Newell Vista Apartments
1200 Newell Hill Pl
Walnut Creek, CA
Studio
$1,500
1 Bedroom
$1,700
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
Sun-drizzled apartments within walking distance of leafy Walnut Creek. Suites have garbage disposals, ceiling fans and air conditioning. Fitness center and high-speed internet access. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments available.
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Starting at $2,150
Updated 16 hrs ago
2560 Walnut Blvd #6
2560 Walnut Blvd #6
Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,150
Starting at $2,395
Updated 2 days ago
138 Village Court 2
138 Village Court 2
Walnut Creek, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,395
Starting at $3,195
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1124 Corrie Ln
1124 Corrie Ln
Walnut Creek, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,195
Starting at $2,600
Updated 3 days ago
1340 Las Juntas Way #A
1340 Las Juntas Way #A
Walnut Creek, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
Starting at $1,825
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310 N. Civic Dr
310 N. Civic Dr
Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,825
Starting at $3,100
Updated 3 days ago
1655 N California Blvd #Apt 246
1655 N California Blvd #Apt 246
Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,100
Starting at $4,800
Updated 3 days ago
2607 Bridle Ln
2607 Bridle Ln
Walnut Creek, CA
4 Bedrooms
$4,800

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City GuideWalnut Creek

This song goes out to a good friend of mine /He lives life to the fullest, (yeah) every single day /Down in Oakland /I'm gonna find them /I'm gonna get them -- From "Down in Oakland" by the Transplants

Walnut Creek is in the East Bay part of the San Francisco Bay Area, just 15 minutes away from Oakland in Northern California. It serves its purpose as an Oakland suburb for those who want to work in a big city but live in a smaller area. If living life to the fullest sounds good to you, check out the rental options here before you decide whether you want to join the growing number of residents who call Walnut Creek home.

Moving to the Creek

In Walnut Creek, around 62% of the homes are owner-occupied, and 31% are rental homes. This is in line with the national average when it comes to the percentage of rental housing. But only about 7% of those homes are vacant, and that's well below the average in this country, which means this is a popular city to live in! Instead of dwelling on the competition you'll have as you look for homes, try thinking about how awesome this city must be to have that kind of vacancy rate. No, it might not help you find a home, but it could lift your spirits a bit during your length search for rental property, right?

The cost of living in this city is about two-thirds higher than anywhere else, so you can expect to pay a pretty penny for a rental. Actually, you'll pay thousands of pennies, so you might want to keep your coins and just pay in paper money, instead. Homes here cost a little more than double the national average, yet they tend to be a little older than the typical house in this country. This could bode well for you if you're a handyman who likes fixer-uppers, or if you just appreciate a good haunting in a historic house. If this isn't the case, be sure to find a home with a really responsive landlord who is willing to pay close attention to your maintenance requests! A well-kept, nicely remodeled home could work, too.

In a competitive rental market, you need all the help you can get. Focus on what you have to offer landlords. If it's not a great credit score or spotless rental history, make it your positive attitude and willingness to slap down a hefty deposit. Showing off your lack of destructive pets or equally destructive roommates might help your odds, as well. If you actually do have destructive pets or roommates who will be living with you, you might need to rely on your great attitude a bit more, or at least increase your deposit!

Neighborhood Watch

This city has an interesting mix of new and historic neighborhoods, so practically anyone should find what they need when it comes to housing here. Check out some of the most popular areas in Walnut Creek.

Beacon Ridge: If you're looking for a townhome, check out this area, which is full of this type of housing. It is located in the northwestern part of the city near both Highways 24 and 680, and most of the townhomes here were built more than 20 years ago. Way before DVRs! This gated community features tennis courts, walking trails, a pool, and hiking trails that connect to the Briones-Mt. Diablo Trail System, so there's no excuse to avoid outdoor activities when you move here.$$$

Woodlands: If you want to live in affordable housing in the north area of the city, check out Woodlands. It is surrounded by lush hills and plenty of shade trees, with shopping centers and schools nearby. $$$

Diablo Hills: This subdivision near the center of the city has a mixture of houses and attached homes, some of which overlook the golf course located here. Watch out for flying golf clubs!$$$

Joaquin Ranch: If you want to live in the southern portion of the city, give Joaquin Ranch a look. The location is known for being picturesque, with the homes being nestled in the foothills here. $$$$

Lakewood: Located in Central Walnut Creek near the downtown area, this neighborhood is known for having plenty of trees, hills, and of course, a lake. It is also close to shopping centers, schools, and Highway 680. $$$$

Bancroft Village: This is another area made up of townhomes, so if you don't need much space to call your own and want to save some money, check out Bancroft Village. It is conveniently close to busy shopping plazas and peaceful parks. $$$

Blackwood Estates: If you want a slightly newer home to rent in South Walnut Creek, this area might be a perfect fit. This subdivision is fairly small, so be prepared to get to know your neighbors quite well.$$$$

Livorna Estates: This area is near lots of elements that Mother Nature used when she built Walnut Creek. She's resourceful like that. Just a few examples of what's close by include Sugarloaf Open Space, Shell Ridge Open Space, Mount Diablo, and Iron Horse Trail. Clearly, open space is the name of the game, which makes sense because this city owns more of it per capita than any other place in California. But just in case the weather isn't great, you can still entertain yourself indoors with the many stores, restaurants, and large movie theater nearby. $$$

Almond-Shuey: No, this isn't a candy bar; it's actually the oldest neighborhood in this city. It is located downtown, with a good mix of townhomes, duplexes, apartments, and small houses. Most of them were built in the 1920s, though many have been remodeled since then. If you want to live in the middle of all the action and don't mind smaller, historic properties, check out this area. $$$

Living up Walnut Creek

The typical commute time here is 34 minutes, which is six minutes more than the national average. Okay, so you won't be living next door to your job. However, San Francisco has rubbed off on this suburb in one way: the public transportation is better than average. In fact, about 14% of residents take advantage of it, compared to about 5% in the rest of the country.

This means you can possibly get by without a car here, as long as you know where the two BART stations are. No, not Homer and Marge's son. BART stands for Bay Area Rapid Transit, and there is a station in Walnut Creek and nearby Pleasant Hill. The rail system can take you around the city and to neighboring areas, including Oakland, San Francisco, and beyond.

If you're looking for things to do here, take note that most of the attractions are outside, taking advantage of the beautiful California weather. Heather Farm Park is one example of a popular attraction, since it has gardens, a swim center, a dog park, tennis courts, and even an equestrian center. Mount Diablo offers great views and hiking trails, while golf courses, museums, and shopping centers keep everyone else busy in this city. And then there's always the chance to take day trips to San Francisco, which is only about a half hour away!

June 2018 Walnut Creek Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Walnut Creek Rent Report. Walnut Creek rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Walnut Creek rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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