Introduction to Walnut, California
Walnut, California, in Los Angeles county, is 3 miles W of Diamond Bar, California (center to center) and 13 miles N of Anaheim, California. The city is located in the Los Angeles - Long Beach metropolitan area. Walnut has a population of 30,004.
Walnut was originally inhabited by the Indians of Shoshone origin. The Spaniards arrived in this area during the early 1800s. They started the agricultural development of the area and also began building home sites. The city got its name from the land grant of Rancho De Los Nogales. Nogales is Spanish for Walnut.
Walnut and nearby Attractions
- Lesher Center for the Arts
- Bedford Gallery
- Lindsay Wildlife Museum
- Shadelands Ranch Historical Museum
- Walnut Creek Open Space Recreation Areas/ Old Borges Ranch
- Walnut Creek Skate Park
Things To Do In Walnut
The city is famous for the Walnut Family Festival. A parade is held during the morning hours of the festival, followed by various entertaining games and activities that are held in Suzanne Park. Apart from that there is a center for performing and visual arts. The city also has several beautiful parks as well as a golf course.
Air transportation can be found at the Ontario International Airport.
Walnut Higher Education
Mt. San Antonio College serves the area.