Located roughly 16 miles east of Oakland, Walnut Creek is a city in California, with an estimated population of 70,000. It serves as a hub for nearby cities because its location is a junction for the highways connecting Sacramento and San Jose. Their downtown location is known for its extensive high-end retail shop shops and beautifully authentic 100-year-old buildings. Since its establishment, Walnut Creek has changed significantly over the years. For example, the Valley Mercantile was once located on Main and Cypress Street in 1927 and is now the specialty retail store’s location.

During the early 1900s, Heather Farm was a ranch with vast, open lands. Currently, Heather Farm Park has over 100 acres of activities for visitors, including horseback riding, swimming, a fishing pond, and much more. Another notable location to check out is the oldest church in Walnut Creek, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Its Carpenter, Gothic-style chapel, can’t miss landmark for anyone who loves historical buildings. And for animal lovers everywhere, a great program they offer is The Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation. It is a nonprofit organization that Tony and his wife Elaine founded, and it is a rescue for dogs and cats that would otherwise risk euthanization.

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