Walnut Creek, CA
A city of about 65,000, Walnut Creek is a suburb in the Bay Area that functions like an edge-city. Many people do commute from WC to Oakland (15 miles) or SF (25 miles), but, a significant number people also commute to Walnut Creek for work, being right at the junction of Hwys 24 & 680, as well as two Bart lines. Walnut Creek has done a lot to develop densely and is very walkable and urban in and around downtown.
A few views from up high...
A close up of development around the WC BART station
Each of these clusters are on Bart stations: Concord (farthest back), Pleasant Hill, and Walnut Creek
Another close up of development around Pleasant Hill and Concord Bart
Around Pleasant Hill Bart station (confusingly not located in Pleasant Hill, but, unincorporated Walnut Creek)
Downtown Concord in the distance
California Plaza...at every angle!
The lovely 680 highway...
A lot of housing has gone up in and around downtown
Concord is about five miles further out and is also a regional business center. But, despite having twice the inhabitants (123,000), Concord is more of a low rent version of Walnut Creek. I like going to Concord mainly because it has one of my favorite chain restaurants (Claim Jumper), one of only two in the Bay Area.
I couldn't get a good picture of this building as I was kicked out of the parking garage.
Tour of California
1: Los Angeles
, 2: Hollywood, Glendale, Pasadena, Beverly Hills
, 3: Riverside, Santa Ana, Long Beach
, 4: San Jose
, 5: San Diego
, 6: Fresno
, 7: Stockton, Modesto
, 8: Gold Country
, 9: Eureka, Arcata
, 10: Monterey, Carmel
, 11: Santa Cruz
, 12: Sacramento Pt One, 13: Sacramento Pt Two
, 14: Roseville & Folsom