The Woodlands in Walnut Creek, California is one of the most desirable neighborhoods within the bay area of San Francisco. The Woodlands communities are very welcoming and even convivial. The public school system including Valle Verde Elementary which feeds Foothill Middle School which in turn feeds Northgate High School are all consistently ranked top among an excellent list of peer schools and are sponsored by comprehensive participation of the parents.
For the past forty years, the Woodlands Association has been instrumental in partnering with the schools’ PTAs & PFAs in financing substantial changes to their school infrastructure, supplementing teachers and instructional services and even helping to broaden the actual curriculum. The Woodlands community is more than comfortable, safe and for the amenities also has a desirable market value range for both buyers and sellers.
Other points of interest in the area are the following:
Shadelands Ranch Museum: Today the Walnut Creek Historical Society and the City of Walnut Creek lovingly preserve Shadelands. Citrus, pomegranate, walnut and quince still grow among the sycamores and redwoods shading the aptly named property. As well as the herbal and vegetable gardens planted on the property, the fruit trees also serve as a reminder of Shadelands’ rural history. When walking the paths leading to the back of the house to the patio and garden, it is easy to imagine the elegant hospitality once extended to ranch guests over 100 years ago. Events are being held outdoors at Shadelands these days, with the beautifully renovated house providing a beautiful backdrop.
Lime Ridge Open Space: Lime Ridge is situated on Walnut Creek’s eastern side, on a dominant ridge leading to Mount Diablo. It features some of Walnut Creek’s few remaining chaparral, and a rich diversity of plant and animal life. Lime Ridge derives its name from the area that the Cowell Portland Cement Company quarried from the limestone. There are many opportunities for hiking, biking, and wildlife watching through various plant and quarry populations. Portions of Lime Ridge are governed by The City of Walnut Creek within the City of Concord.
Arbolado Park: 26.5 acre park that is open from dusk until dawn. It has a 2-5 year old playground and 5-12 year old playground. It also has a basketball court, dogs allowed on leash, parking, picnic area (non-reservable), restroom, soccer Field, tennis court and trail connections.