Bay Area Showdown: Pleasanton vs. Walnut Creek

Pleasanton and Walnut Creek are two Bay Area cities that offer beautiful communities and homes, plenty of entertainment, and easy access to both major cities like San Francisco and Oakland. What the Bay Area may lack in affordability, it makes up for in serene parks, great schools, and stunning views wherever you look. While Pleasanton and Walnut Creek are geographically close to each other, both cities offer a variety of neighborhoods that appeal to many homebuyers.

Located in Alameda County, Pleasanton offers a more suburban vibe and includes popular neighborhoods like Pleasanton Heights, where the majority of homes are single-family residences that are priced over $1 million; and Ruby Hill that offers expansive high value homes that have a median sale price over $2 million. 

Over in Contra Costa County, Walnut Creek is 16 miles east of Oakland and has an active downtown area. It's also home affordable neighborhoods such as Rossmoor, which has a median sale price in the high $400s; or The Keys, which has a median sale price in the high $300s.

Neighborhoods.com has taken both cities and compared their schools, home styles, attractions, and recreation to see which city might be the right fit for prospective homebuyers in the Bay Area.

 

Pleasanton

Shadow Cliffs Regional Park

Calippe Preserve Golf Course

Super Franks

Pirates of Emerson

Walnut Creek

Diablo Hills Regional Park

Boundary Oak Golf Course

Lesher Center for the Arts

Lindsay Wildlife Experience

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