Why Walnut Creek?

 

Walnut Creek is home to a blend of urban flair, suburban grace and is the central hub of the Greater East Bay.

Walnut Creek has matured into one of the top shopping destinations in the East Bay with major retailers like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Tiffanys, and Apple.

 

 

Broadway Plaza

Broadway Plaza is recognized for its breathtaking exterior, which includes world-class landscaping,

European-styled fountains, and has been voted “Best Shopping Center” in Diablo Magazine’s “Best of the East Bay” issue.

The  Plaza is easy to get to whether you’re driving or taking BART with shuttle via Walnut Creek’s free trolley!

 

 

Mt. Diablo HIking and Biking 

Walnut Creek offers a wealth of bike trails and hiking, with prominent access to the Iron Horse Regional trail, it’s easy for outdoors lovers to step

outside and immerse themselves in nature. Walnut Creek is also home to the Mount Diablo State Park one of the many Bay Area treasures.

The 3,849 foot summit has much to explore like it’s beautiful wildflowers, trail system, fascinating wildlife, and rock formations.

 

 

Performing Arts and Entertainment 

California Symphony in Walnut Creek is the County’s professional, world-class symphony of the Lesher Center for the Arts since the center opened Twenty Five years ago.

The orchestra includes musicians who perform with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, and others.

 

 

Diablo Ballet 

Diablo Ballet turns emotions into movement this award-winning, the professional dance company is committed to inspiring and educating through the art of dance.

Why Concord?

Thinking of moving to Concord, CA?  Located about 30 miles east of San Francisco with easy access to

Napa Valley, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, and the greater East Bay.

Mt. Diablo

Towering 3,849 feet above California, Mount Diablo brings hikers, bikers, and campers from all over to its

20,000-acre state park. Over 400 plant and animal species live amongst the park’s multifarious terrain,

drawing visitors to experience a diverse natural habitat and incredible panoramic views.

Concord Pavilion

Concord is home to one of California’s premier venues, Concord Pavilion. Each Spring through Fall, this is

where music and comedy fans step out to see their favorite performers take center stage.

Hurricane Harbor

Northern California’s biggest and most thrilling waterpark is now open! The former Waterworld Concord

has been transformed to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord!

Hidden Gems

Concord has many hidden gems that even long-time residents are pleased to discover. Each location offers

its own unique experience whether it’s dining, nature or history – there is something for everyone!

 

Why Santa Rosa?

Just 55 miles north of San Francisco, in the urban heart of wine country, you’ll find Santa Rosa. A city with a great vibe and vibrant culture ready and waiting to be explored.

Santa Rosa is the happening hub for all there is to see, do, eat, drink, hike, bike and explore in Sonoma County.

 

 

Living in Santa Rosa

You won’t have to worry about fitting in here. The city is filled with people from all walks of life with various interests and hobbies. You’ll find something to suit your lifestyle and make you wonder what took you so long to get here.

 

 

Education

Santa Rosa City Schools’ include nine elementary schools. Five middle schools, five high schools and four dependent charter schools, including French and Spanish immersion schools a K-8 charter school for the arts, and a nationally recognized accelerated charter school.

 

 

Armstrong Redwoods

Take a bike ride through a vineyard or the redwoods to the coast. The nestled wooded hills along the Sonoma coast lies a hidden wonder that has remained largely untouched for thousands of years. 730 acres of pristine forest known as Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve

 

 

Local Breweries 

Take a quick trip downtown to quench your thirst with Santa Rosa’s famous local beers, and dine on fresh, Sonoma-grown food.

 

 

African Safari in Wine Country

Beyond a zoo, far more than any drive-through park. Safari West thrives as a world-renowned preserve dedicated to conservation and home to the earth’s most exotic creatures.

 

Why Lafayette?

As local residents know, there are many reasons to love Lafayette, with its picturesque hills, favorable weather, top-notch schools, and thriving downtown.

 

Downtown 

Lafayettes Downtown offers charming treelined streets, a fine selection of quality stores, world-class restaurants, shops, theaters, and more!

 

Lafayette School District 

Lafayette is famous for its excellent public school system. The Lafayette School District educates students from kindergarten through eighth grade. The District offers a full range of services based on the needs of the students, yet the basic instructional day centers around the core subjects: reading, language arts, mathematics, and science.

 

 

Lafayette Library

The Lafayette Library and Learning Center is one of the greenest buildings in Lamorinda, with many LEED features, such as water-efficient landscaping, occupancy sensors for lighting controls, use of large windows and skylights for natural light, and close proximity to public transportation.

 

Climate
Lafayettes Mediterranean climate offers perfect growing conditions for drought-tolerant plants like rosemary, lavender and California poppies – not to mention a great climate for growing fruits and vegetables year-round.

 

Solar Energy

Lafayette has an average of 262 sunny days annually, compared to a national average of 205, making it an ideal community in which to take advantage of solar power. In fact, all of the Lafayette School District’s public schools have installed solar panels, which produce more than 438 thousand watts of electricity (enough to power almost 30,000 compact fluorescent bulbs).

 

 

Lafayette Reservoir

The beautiful Lafayette Reservoir, a 550-acre undisturbed oak woodland located just a half mile from downtown, stores drinking water for EBMUD customers and offers hiking, biking, jogging, fishing, boating, picnicking, a children’s playground and live concerts.

Urban Farming 

Lafayette is home to the Urban Farmers, a nonprofit organization which harvests backyard fruit for donation to food banks and other community organizations. They are now planting “giving orchards” for the sole purpose of donating fruit to those who need access to fresh, healthy, local food.

 

Bike Friendly

Lafayette is bike-friendly.  Signs are posted throughout the city, providing cyclists with directions and distance to local destinations, like the Lafayette Library and Learning Center. The signs also designate preferred routes throughout Lafayette, so that cyclists can avoid high traffic areas on Mt. Diablo Blvd. The road improvements being made downtown include installation of additional bike racks and high visibility crosswalks.

 

 

Community Garden

Lafayette’s new Community Garden and Outdoor learning center, located at 3932 Mt. Diablo Blvd, across the street from the Lafayette Reservoir, offers a beautiful setting for members to grow organic food, hold educational classes and events, and provide a wealth of resources for local gardeners.

 

 

Parks & Trails

Lafayette has over 40-miles of dedicated trails and more than 90-acres of public sports fields, playgrounds, and the downtown plaza. Hike 3 miles of trails in the Lafayette Community Park, and about 6-miles of City trails which connect to other hiking areas such as the Lafayette Reservoir, Lafayette Ridge and Briones Regional Park.

 

Food Scrap Recycling Program

The majority of Lafayette’s restaurants and all of its schools participate in the Food Scrap Recycling Program, in partnership with Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority and Allied Waste. Collected food scraps are turned into clean, renewable energy in bio-digesters located at EBMUD’s water treatment facility in Oakland