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Last updated August 20 2019 at 8:32 AM

160 Apartments for rent in Walnut Creek, CA

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Downtown Walnut Creek
Lower Lakewood
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Last updated August 20 at 08:29am
13 Units Available
The Boulders
530 N Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,178
628 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,554
799 sqft
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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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Downtown Walnut Creek
50 Units Available
Vaya
1800 Lacassie Ave, Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,705
717 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,170
1084 sqft
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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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Downtown Walnut Creek
13 Units Available
Lyric
1500 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA
Studio
$2,632
538 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,888
789 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,741
1153 sqft
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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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
5 Units Available
Cypress Creek
1011 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA
Studio
$2,015
598 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,305
678 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,665
950 sqft
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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Last updated August 20 at 03:14am
Downtown Walnut Creek
9 Units Available
The Arroyo
1250 Arroyo Way, Walnut Creek, CA
Studio
$2,490
520 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,865
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,190
1081 sqft
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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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Diablo Hills
6 Units Available
Stoneridge Luxury Apartment Homes
101 Hogan Ct, Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,516
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,939
958 sqft
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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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Downtown Walnut Creek
8 Units Available
Ivy Hill
1700 Botelho Dr, Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,586
764 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,419
960 sqft
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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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
5 Units Available
Creekside Glen
1435 Creekside Drive, Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,340
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,475
1100 sqft
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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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Downtown Walnut Creek
11 Units Available
The Windsor
2383 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,605
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,176
1055 sqft
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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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
15 Units Available
The Retreat Apartments
1441 Creekside Dr, Walnut Creek, CA
Studio
$1,704
647 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,925
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,467
1008 sqft
The Retreat is situated in lush natural surroundings, including towering trees and a rippling creek.
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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Lower Lakewood
7 Units Available
The Pines
114 Sharene Ln, Walnut Creek, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,760
628 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,265
916 sqft
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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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Downtown Walnut Creek
3 Units Available
15Fifty5
1555 Riviera Ave, Walnut Creek, CA
Studio
$2,196
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,206
913 sqft
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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Last updated August 19 at 02:19pm
Downtown Walnut Creek
1 Unit Available
City View
1307 Mt Pisgah Rd, Walnut Creek, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
840 sqft
Welcome to City View, a downtown Walnut Creek community featuring 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.
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Last updated August 19 at 12:50pm
7 Units Available
Ygnacio Village
1295 Homestead Ave, Walnut Creek, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,770
628 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,285
915 sqft
Modern apartments with expansive layouts and wood-burning fireplaces. Tenants get access to a pool. Run or cycle along Iron Horse Regional Trail during free time. Near Walnut Creek BART station.
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Last updated August 20 at 08:29am
Downtown Walnut Creek
3 Units Available
Mercer
1655 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,490
975 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,980
1312 sqft
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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Last updated August 15 at 08:59pm
Downtown Walnut Creek
9 Units Available
Newell Vista Apartments
1200 Newell Hill Pl, Walnut Creek, CA
Studio
$1,700
510 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,800
698 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
1017 sqft
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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Last updated August 20 at 06:43am
2 Units Available
Creekside Terrace
1390 Creekside Dr, Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,750
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Come visit this garden style apartment community, we are located on the Creekside Drive of beautiful Walnut Creek.
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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Downtown Walnut Creek
2 Units Available
AVE Walnut Creek
1960 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA
Studio
$2,925
630 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,883
1021 sqft
Thank you for considering us for your new home!Our online portal will allow you to review floor plans, check availability, and apply for the residence you’re interested in.
Last updated August 20 at 08:00am
Lakewood Area
1 Unit Available
80 Summit Circle
80 Summit Circle, Walnut Creek, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,395
1200 sqft
Move right into this charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath home, 1200 sq ft, spacious family room with french doors that open to a large deck. Indoor laundry with washer and dryer included, Parking in front,Close to downtown. Pets negotiable.
Last updated August 20 at 08:00am
1 Unit Available
321 Preakness Court
321 Preakness Court, Walnut Creek, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,295
1450 sqft
3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath townhouse in Walnut Creek. This home has three large bedrooms and two full baths upstairs, with a stacked washer and dryer. Downstairs has a large family room with wood burning fireplace. Central heat and air.
Last updated August 20 at 08:00am
San Marcos
1 Unit Available
677 Tampico
677 Tampico, Walnut Creek, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,595
1840 sqft
2 Story 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Town-home with about 1840 sq ft.
Last updated August 20 at 08:00am
1 Unit Available
505 Jones Place
505 Jones Place, Walnut Creek, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
872 sqft
Cozy 2 bedroom 1 bath unit with wood floors and high vaulted ceilings. Remodeled bathroom with brand new counter tops, floors, and bathtub. Decorative fire place and large bedrooms with spacious closets.
Last updated August 20 at 08:00am
The Keys
1 Unit Available
310 North Civic Drive
310 North Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,795
469 sqft
Bright 1 bedroom 1 bath Studio, 5th floor condominium at The Keys in Walnut Creek. This unit has been freshly painted, with new carpet in the bedroom. Hardwood floors in the living room.
Last updated August 19 at 11:14am
Palos Verde Area
1 Unit Available
2024 Mallard Dr
2024 Mallard Drive, Walnut Creek, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
1645 sqft
Mallard Dr - Property Id: 146980 Beautiful home Centrally located in Walnut Creek. Located in a great quiet neighborhood near local parks and good schools. Short drive to all amenities and close to Broadway Plaza.

Average Rent in Walnut Creek

Last updated Jul. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Walnut Creek is $2,466, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,098.
Studio
$2,007
1 Bed
$2,466
2 Beds
$3,098
3+ Beds
$4,169
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!

August 2019 Walnut Creek Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Walnut Creek Rent Report. Walnut Creek rents increased 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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August 2019 Walnut Creek Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Walnut Creek Rent Report. Walnut Creek rents increased 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.

Walnut Creek rents increase sharply over the past month

Walnut Creek rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Walnut Creek stand at $2,467 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,099 for a two-bedroom. Walnut Creek's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 1.6%.

    Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Walnut Creek, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Francisco metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • San Mateo has the most expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,488; the city has also seen rent growth of 1.9% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
    • Over the past month, Daly City has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $3,354, while one-bedrooms go for $2,670.
    • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,236; rents grew 1.1% over the past month but decreased 0.3% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Walnut Creek

    As rents have increased slightly in Walnut Creek, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Walnut Creek is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.5% in San Jose, 0.5% in Los Angeles, and 0.5% in San Diego.
    • Walnut Creek's median two-bedroom rent of $3,099 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the 1.7% increase in Walnut Creek.
    • While Walnut Creek's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.7%), Austin (+3.3%), and Dallas (+2.1%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Walnut Creek than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,085, where Walnut Creek is more than two-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    San Francisco
    $2,490
    $3,130
    0.7%
    1.2%
    Oakland
    $1,780
    $2,240
    1.1%
    -0.3%
    Fremont
    $3,020
    $3,800
    -0.5%
    1.6%
    Hayward
    $2,200
    $2,760
    -0.5%
    1%
    Concord
    $2,460
    $3,080
    1.8%
    0.7%
    Berkeley
    $2,090
    $2,630
    -1.1%
    0.2%
    Richmond
    $2,120
    $2,670
    0.5%
    0.2%
    Antioch
    $2,570
    $3,230
    0.8%
    -0.3%
    Daly City
    $2,670
    $3,350
    -1.3%
    1.3%
    San Mateo
    $3,570
    $4,490
    0.1%
    1.9%
    Livermore
    $2,300
    $2,890
    1.9%
    -0.6%
    Redwood City
    $2,830
    $3,560
    0.2%
    2.7%
    San Ramon
    $3,050
    $3,840
    -0.7%
    2.8%
    Pleasanton
    $3,010
    $3,780
    0.3%
    1.9%
    Union City
    $2,820
    $3,550
    -0.5%
    2%
    Walnut Creek
    $2,470
    $3,100
    0.8%
    1.7%
    South San Francisco
    $2,740
    $3,440
    -1.1%
    1.7%
    Pittsburg
    $2,600
    $3,260
    0
    2.7%
    San Rafael
    $2,590
    $3,250
    -1.5%
    1.9%
    Dublin
    $3,080
    $3,870
    -1%
    2%
    San Bruno
    $2,770
    $3,480
    -3.5%
    3%
    Pacifica
    $3,030
    $3,810
    -0.4%
    1.8%
    Martinez
    $2,490
    $3,120
    -0.4%
    4.1%
    Pleasant Hill
    $2,720
    $3,420
    -2.1%
    2.3%
    Burlingame
    $2,630
    $3,310
    -1.1%
    3.6%
    Belmont
    $2,820
    $3,550
    -0.7%
    0.1%
    Emeryville
    $2,440
    $3,060
    0.9%
    1.6%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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