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With scores of trendy restaurants and bars, walkable streets, a vibrant local community, and a BART station offering 20-minute commutes to Oakland, there's much to love about downtown the Walnut Creek's booming downtown.

Walnut Creek's downtown is home to a pleasant mix of historic storefronts, open green spaces and mid-rise buildings. Its inviting, post-modern library is surrounded by green space. Even its most densely traveled urban streets are lined with trees. It's feels more like a small town than a major city. Except it's a small town with an Apple Store, mass transit, and a world-class performing arts center.

The sense of community in downtown Walnut Creek is fostered by events like the monthly First Wednesday Festival and the weekly Off the Grid Tuesday street party. First Wednesday takes place in the heart of downtown on Cyprus Street, and features street vendors and live bands. Free bike valet is available, and car parking is also free in select local garages after 5PM. Off the Grid Tuesday is a weekly food truck party at 1380 N. California Blvd, featuring a beer garden, live entertainment and a rotating selection of the hottest local food trucks.

Getting around downtown Walnut Creek is a breeze. Not only is it a bike-friendly city, but there is also a complimentary downtown trolley. When it's time to Berkeley, Oakland or San Francisco, the trolley runs to the Walnut Creek BART station, which is located on downtown's north end at Oakland Blvd and Ygnacio Valley Road (or as locals call it, YVR).

One of the early adapters to the downtown Walnut Creek condo scene was the Mercer. Built in 2006, this 180-unit mid-rise is located three blocks from BART, across the street from the Lesher Center for Performing Arts. It's modern design enhances the urban environment it inhabits. The Mercer's ground floor retail includes a spa, a bike shop, several independent eateries and a Starbucks. Residents enjoy secure parking, a full gym, a clubhouse with a chef's kitchen, and a sprawling outdoor recreation area, which includes a full-sized pool and spa.

Among the most stylish downtown Walnut Creek condos are the residences at 555 YVR. This thoroughly modern, LEED certified development features 87 luxurious condominiums, located three blocks east of the BART station. 555YVR offers three different lifestyle options, including townhomes, flats and live/work units. In addition to sleek, luxurious interiors design, residents here enjoy a sprawling rooftop deck with a full-sized outdoor kitchen. This cutting-edge community also features a dog run, a fully equipped gym, a relaxation courtyard and secure parking. The location is walking distance from restaurants and bars, and is only blocks from the heart of downtown.

Many people already recognize Walnut Creek for it's 3000 acres of green space. It's a place where within two blocks a visitor can get hand crafted cocktails, farm-to-table cuisine, artisan local ice-cream and a new iPhone. Developers clued in to the desirability of the area have been building mostly high end apartments downtown, so Downtown Walnut Creek condos for sale remain few and far between. Contact us well in advance of your move so we can start looking for the right place for you.


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Since it was built in 2006, the Mercer has caught the attention of those wanting to live in downtown Walnut Creek. Its stylish, contemporary design fits in perfectly with the upscale urban neighborhood it inhabits. The building features an assortment of ground floor retail, and the location allows residents to walk to trendy downtown restaurants and bars, as well as the Walnut Creek BART station.

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Last Updated: 2024-07-15