Walnut Creek Travel Guide

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Walnut Creek Overview

Walnut Creek is a largely affluent suburb several miles east of Oakland in Contra Costa County, California, USA, in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. While not as large as neighboring Concord, Walnut Creek serves as the business and entertainment hub for the neighboring cities within central Contra Costa County (due in part to its location at the junction of the highways from Sacramento and San Jose (I-680) and San Francisco/Oakland (SR-24). As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 64,296.

Politically, Walnut Creek used to be a Republican stronghold, but is increasingly leaning Democratic.

Walnut Creek has recently undergone major development in its downtown area, which growing cities throughout the nation have looked to as a model. The city government has successfully attracted upscale retailers while maintaining a degree of economic diversity.

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