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Walnut Creek, CA is a city of over 65,000 people and is located in Contra Costa County at the junction of Highways 24 and 680. It is bordered by the cities of Pleasant Hill, Lafayette and Alamo. Walnut Creek is 19.7 square miles. It is celebrating its centennial this year, having been established in 1914.
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While there are many shopping complexes and malls in the surrounding cities, Walnut Creeks's downtown Broadway Shopping Center draws thousands of shoppers weekly to its very popular, and often high end, shops and boutiques. Featured department stores include Nieman Marcus, Nordstroms and Macy's. Other popular shops include Crate and Barrel, Coach, David Brian, Eileen Fisher, and of course, Tiffany's.
Within and adjacent to the Center are restaurants of every size, shape and interest, from microbreweries, to Italian, Mexican and more. Two popular ones include P.F. Changs, and the long time favorite of California Pizza Kitchen.
There is much more to downtown, however. Two theater landmarks are found there. The first is the very versatile Lesher Center for the Arts, which draws more than 350,000 patrons per year to their performances which range from jazz, ballet, individual artists, groups and more. Nearby is the Center REP Theater which presents plays and musicals of every variety and era, and attracts an outstanding fan base as well.
The city of Walnut Creek has devoted itself to providing its residents with open space all around the city, and has developed 3000 acres for use, making it one of the largest city operated open space programs in the SF Bay Area. There are four sites, which include Shell Ridge, Acalanes, Lime Ridge and Sugarloaf.