Homes for sale in Walnut Creek remain low as both inventory and interest rates move in different directions. The Northgate area still commands a premium to many other parts of Walnut Creek. This is due to it’s very rural feel and horse county vibe. Also, from the Northgate area residents have quick access to the north access point of Mt. Diablo. As part of the Mt. Diablo School district, the area schools also remain highly rated.