Walnut Creek’s aquatics culture is woven into the community fabric. Internationally recognized for its elite swimmers, swim teams, water polo players, divers and synchronized swimmers, its pools have nurtured and developed novice athletes into Olympians, some even returning home with medals.
Carmel is one of Northern California’s most charming escapes. You're probably already familiar with its seaside splendor and famed nearby aquarium, so here are some other stylish spots where you can eat and drink and play golf, then cozy up next to a rustic hearth come nightfall.
Northeast Walnut Creek is a mélange of architectural styles, but none are as popular right now as the mid-20th century homes developed by Joseph Eichler. Built between 1949 and 1966, Eichler’s compact geometric homes helped define the popular style that came to be known as “California Modern.”