I recently assisted buyers in the purchase of a townhome located on Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek and while helping them search for a home, I became fascinated with Iron Horse Regional Trail, a magnificent multi-use trail stretching across Alameda and Contra Costa counties, from Dublin to Concord. It passes through Walnut Creek where many homes, townhomes and condo complexes are located right next to the trail, including our Eichler listing at 52 Los Cerros, in the Eichler neighborhood of Rancho San Miguel.
Originally a Southern Pacific Railroad right-of-way established in 1891 and abandoned in 1977, it is now managed by the East Bay Regional Parks and is open for walking, jogging and bicycling from 5am to 10pm daily. Besides Walnut Creek it connects the communities of Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, Alamo, Pleasant Hill and Concord. After the newer portion of the trail is finished it will span from Livermore in central Alameda County to Suisun Bay at the northern edge of Contra Costa a distance of 40 miles. It directly connects the Dublin/Pleasanton and Pleasant Hill BART stations. Just one more reason to enjoy living in the East Bay.