Mount Diablo Foothills near Walnut Creek California

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#34. Walnut Creek, CA

Close proximity to mountains and the Pacific Ocean make Walnut Creek a great place to live, and the city offers amenities like independent restaurants, a highly rated school system, numerous public parks, shopping centers and outdoor recreation opportunities. Walnut Creek has an active downtown with 100-year-old buildings and live-entertainment hotspots, and the economy is led by multiple healthcare and biotechnology companies.

Read more about why Walnut Creek is a Top 100 Best Place to Live.

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