Skyline of Walnut Creek with the stunning Mount Diablo in the background

Courtesy of Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

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How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 84
Demographics 67
Economy 47
Education 67
Health 68
Housing 60
Infrastructure 51

#11. Walnut Creek, CA

The Art and Wine Festival in Walnut Creek highlights the city’s impressive food scene. Restaurants and residents that strongly support farmers markets helped Walnut Creek earn a spot on our list of the Best Foodie Cities. Beyond great places to eat in Walnut Creek, the city provides residents with top-notch schools, a bevy of entertainment options and lots of recreational opportunities. Residents are politically active and engage in many community events.

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