Larkey Park is closer to Downtown and is located in an area of Walnut Creek known as the "Golden Triangle". The neighborhood is an older community but is in such a desirable location that it is going through a resurgence. Larkey Park is at the base of a hilly area of Walnut Creek. Many homes on the hills have wonderful views of the surrounding areas. The park serves a community of a variety of styles and prices of homes.
Heather Farms is further down Ygnacio Valley Rd, so not as close to Downtown as Larkey Park. It is a newer park and serves a newer Community. The area is flatter but closer to the Mt.Diablo foothills. It is home of many Art Fairs and the Walnut Festival. Many homes served by this park would be considered high-end homes. There are also many affordable Condos nearby.
This is just a brief summary of the differences between the parks. Neither one should be considered as less desirable than the other. They are both great parks, in great communities.
It's really a matter of taste.
Hope this helps.
Mike Hill and Rita Norman
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Heather Farms was developed over an older family farm a bit later than Larkey Park. The area is much higher density living offering more condos and townhomes than detached single family homes. Once you cross Bancroft Road, you go into the Northgate area of Walnut Creek.
Larkey Park is a lovely area with great access to everything downtown has to offer and access to freeways for commuters. It also offers more single family homes.
Heather Farms is newer construction (comparatively), however, much higher density living but still offering wonderful amenities and access to the downtown area.
When asking,"which is better?" it really depends on what you want in your living space and environment.
Please feel free to call or write to discuss further.
Empire Realty Associates - Walnut Creek