Nestled in a scenic valley at the foot of Mount Diablo and only a half-hour from San Francisco, Walnut Creek, California boasts an unsurpassed quality of life that many have come to enjoy and appreciate. An extensive park and open space system coupled with biking, jogging and equestrian trails, as well as numerous swimming, tennis, softball and general recreational facilities, help make Walnut Creek especially attractive to active families.
Unlike some other cities in the area, Walnut Creek has a substantial job base in town. Offices of large national corporations exist beside professional and retail businesses in the downtown area. Education is important in the city with student scores consistently ranked in the ninety percentile or above on the State Assessment Testing. Walnut Creek real estate options include condominiums, townhouses, detached, single-family homes for sale, and multi-acre ranch estate properties.
Real Estate Market: Price Range of Walnut Creek Houses
The Walnut Creek real estate market is comprised of a variety of beautiful condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes. Condominiums start around $200,000 for smaller, single-level units and can range up to nearly $1 million for larger, two-story modern styles found in communities such as Downtown, Rudgear Estates, Beacon Ridge and The Village.
Single-family homes in Walnut Creek can start in the $360,000s in communities such as Diablo Hills and North Gate and range up to $2 million for multi-level estate properties with all the amenities and beautiful mountain and city light views in communities such as Lafayette and Tice Valley. Rossmoor is a gated community with a population of about 9,200 and was one of the first “active adult” communities for residents 55 years or older. Listings for lots are also available for custom real estate development.
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Walnut Creek Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of August 25th, 2014: homes priced around $1,085,500 compared to $1,085,500 the previous week, to remain steady with no change in listing price. For Monday, September 1st, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.06%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.17%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.62%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.67%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Walnut Creek CA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Walnut Creek to help you find the best home!