ParkmeadWalking distance to downtown Walnut Creek, Parkmead is a charming neighborhood with a delightful country feel and shady, tree-lined streets. About 620 homes make up this thriving community, which can be reached via Lilac Drive & Newell Avenue. Three excellent schools, Parkmead Elementary, Dorris-Eaton (a private school) and Las Lomas High School proudly call it home. Most houses were built in the 1950’s as single-story ranch style homes and many have had at least some renovation. With top-rated schools, Dewing Park Swim Club and its prime location, Parkmead is a highly-prized neighborhood. Other points of interest in the area are the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Shell Ridge and Briones Regional Park.

Walnut Creek is the business, entertainment, shopping, dining and arts hub for Central Contra Costa County. With more open space per capita than any other California community, Walnut Creek is easily accessible from the I-680 and SR-24 highways, as well as BART. Walnut Creek boasts a thriving arts community with the Lesher Center for the Arts, Civic Arts Program and various works throughout the area. In 2012, the city was listed among the 10 best places to retire in the U.S. by CBS Money Watch and U.S. News. Would you like to know more about the neighborhoods and why people love living here? I’ll share my favorite local secrets.

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