7.3 out of 10

Walker Ave, Walnut Creek

37.8994050990691 -122.052588760488
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Nice Street for Apartments"

Walker Avenue is what Mt. Diablo Blvd. turns into when it comes to an end. It picks up right at the Safeway and slopes briefly up into the hills for a few block before it T’s into Walnut Blvd. Most of this area of Walnut Creek is made up of really nice, slightly older homes. But along Walker Avenue, it is mostly apartment complexes.

This is a very walkable area, and many people that live around here walk to the market and carry their groceries home with them. You will often see people walking home from the local schools or from visiting Downtown Walnut Creek which is very nearby.

Unfortunately, Walker is a very busy street because people use it as a shortcut and you get fairly constant traffic around here. The apartments, however, though small, are actually relatively nice in the way that these kinds of 1980’s style apartment complexes can be.

As I mentioned already, the other great advantage of this area is the location. You can walk into Downtown Walnut Creek and bike over to BART, so you definitely save a lot of money on transportation and parking costs.

The schools around are really great too, so this is definitely a good spot for single parents. Las Lomas High School for example, has an API of 8 and Parkmead Elementary of 9. There is also not a lot of crime in this area.

This might lead you think that renting an apartment here would be really expensive, but, in fact they are relatively affordable for Walnut Creek. You can get a one bedroom around here for about $1200 and a two for about $1300.

Overall this is a pretty nice spot to live.
  • Nice Apartments
  • Close to Downtown
  • Great Schools
  • Busy Street
  • Too Many Apartments
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students

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