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The Northgate Area-  Comprised of many neighborhoods with a lot of homes. Located in East Walnut Creek, most of the homes were built in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's and have long been popular for their traditional style single and two story floorplans. 

New Northgate- Some of the newer constructed Walnut Creek homes are located in the Northgate Area. Subdivisions like Rancho Paraiso were built throughout the 90's by Herald Smith Construction. 

The Woodlands- Once nothing but farmland and walnut groves. This all changed in 1961 and 1962 when several developers, including Leadership, MacKay and Hofman, were the first to break ground and build the Woodlands.

Lake Lakewood Area- It's always a surprise to anyone who doesn't know, that there's a lake in Walnut Creek. Lake Lakewood was man made and has a lot of history. Most of the home development in Lakewood began in the 1930's when it was expected that the opening of the Caldecott Tunnel would increase demand for homes in Walnut Creek.

Crystyl Ranch- Crystyl Ranch is a beautiful neighborhood nestled in the Mt. Diablo foothills of Concord, Ca. Located between Walnut Creek and Clayton, homes in Crystyl Ranch are close in proximity to parks, shopping, dining, entertainment, schools and just about the best the East Bay has to offer.

Elderwood Glen- Elderwood Glen is a subdivision located in Martinez, Ca. There are 55-60 homes, homes range from 3-5 bedrooms and are known for their spacious rooms. Elderwood Glen is also centrally located to downtown Martinez, downtown Pleasant Hill, Concord, Lafayette and Walnut Creek. 

Chateau Ridge- Chateau Ridge is a wonderful neighborhood settled in the foothills of Martinez, Ca. The neighborhood has a private setting with most of the homes backing to the open space and green belt. 

Valley High- These beautiful homes were built by the well know builder, Davidon Homes.  There are many home models to choose from, ranging from single stories to split level homes. The 3-4 bedroom homes have luxury features including skylit entry halls, vaulted ceilings, wet bars, woodburning fireplaces and spacious Master suites.

Alamo, CA- Alamo, CA is an unincorporated community with high demand real estate. It is located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, nestled between Walnut Creek and Danville. The average home price in Alamo is $1.1 million in comparison to the average home price in the state of California at $347,000.

The Woodlands- Walnut Creek Homes

The Woodlands was once nothing but farmland and walnut groves. This all changed in 1961 and 1962 when several developers, including Leadership, MacKay and Hofman, were the first to break ground and build the Woodlands.

The Woodlands neighborhood today features some of the most sought after Walnut Creek homes. These homes have large lots with many featuring swimming pools. On any given day you will see many gardeners pruning the beautiful front yards of these homes. They have beautiful curb appeal. Most of the Woodlands homes are in the $600,000-$900,000+/- range.

Homes in the Woodlands are traditional style with single and two story floorplans. Some homes back to the Contra Costa Canal which runs through Walnut Creek and residents use it for walking and biking. The Woodlands is an amazing place to raise a family and enjoy all Walnut Creek has to offer.

Location and Value of The Woodlands Homes

Below are the boundaries of the Woodlands Area:

  • The Contra Costa Canal on the North  (Concord/Walnut Creek Border)
  • Oak Grove Road on the West
  • Ygnacio Valley Road on the South
  • The Ygnacio “Relift Canal” on the East

The Woodlands Cabana Club membership is open to the people in the Valle Verde Elementary boundaries and the Woodlands Swim Team is open to the children of it's members.

The Woodlands Cabana Club offers:

  • Private swim lessons
  • Recreational swimming
  • Private party area
  • Two heated, 25yd, 6 lane pools
  • Toddler wading pool
  • Certified lifeguards on duty
  • Championship swim team

These homes feed to public school Valle Verde Elementary which feeds Foothill Middle School which in turn feeds Northgate High School. These schools are top rated, they score 10 out of 10 points according to state testing. Homes that feed to great schools like these are a great real estate investment, this drives many people in the area to move here.

This neighborhood is close in access to the Citrus Marketplace, which services the Woodlands and features a Bevmo and Diablo Foods along with other services and restaurants. Take a drive and within a few minutes you can be at the Boundary Oaks Golf Course, shopping, dining or catching a show in downtown Walnut Creek.

There's a Woodlands Association that runs a website and publishes a newsletter for the residents. All recent newsletters are posted on their website

For more information about buying or selling homes in the Woodlands contact Steve Poirier.

CALL STEVE POIRIER: (925) 330-3878 or email me