Walnut Creek, CA (City Center)




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About Walnut Creek, CA (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Walnut Creek is $480,049, which is less expensive than 56.0% of California neighborhoods and 56.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Walnut Creek City Center is currently $3,016, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 87.1% of the neighborhoods in California.

Walnut Creek City Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Walnut Creek, California.

Real estate in the City Center of Walnut Creek, CA is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Walnut Creek City Center, the current vacancy rate is 4.2%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 80.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Walnut Creek City Center is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Walnut Creek City Center neighborhood has more Iranian and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry and 1.2% have Armenian ancestry.

Walnut Creek City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Walnut Creek City Center neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 89.9% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

In addition, the real estate in the Walnut Creek City Center neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 77.8% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.9% of American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the most interesting things about the Walnut Creek City Center neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 49.0% of the households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 21.6% of the Walnut Creek City Center neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 96.6% of America's neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Walnut Creek are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 64.7% of the neighborhoods in America. With 24.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 65.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Walnut Creek City Center neighborhood, 54.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 27.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.4%), and 7.4% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the City Center neighborhood in Walnut Creek, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (22.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (11.3%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (8.1%), and some of the residents are also of African ancestry (7.5%), along with some English ancestry residents (7.0%), among others. In addition, 38.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Walnut Creek City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 58.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include South Asian languages, Spanish, Russian and Chinese.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Walnut Creek City Center neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (29.3% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (59.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (21.6%) and 9.8% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Crime
City Center 0.101011101001110
Walnut Creek 0.101011101001110
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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City Center 0.101011101001110
Walnut Creek 0.101011101001110
California 26.18

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Walnut Creek 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 20 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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ACALANES UNION HIGH


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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Acalanes Center For Independent Study School
1963 Tice Valley Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94595
09-12
Miramonte High School
750 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA, 94563
09-12
Las Lomas High School
1460 S. Main St.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
09-12
Campolindo High School
300 Moraga Rd.
Moraga, CA, 94556
09-12
Acalanes High School
1200 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Lafayette, CA, 94549
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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WALNUT CREEK ELEMENTARY


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District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Tice Creek School
1847 Newell Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94595
KG-08
Parkmead Elementary School
1920 Magnolia Way
Walnut Creek, CA, 94595
KG-05
Walnut Heights Elementary School
4064 Walnut Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
KG-05
Walnut Creek Intermediate School
2425 Walnut Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94597
06-08
Murwood Elementary School
2050 Vanderslice Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
KG-05
Indian Valley Elementary School
551 Marshall Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94598
KG-05
Buena Vista Elementary School
2355 San Juan Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94597
KG-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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