Have you considered Clayton?
As a resident, I can tell you that is a great little community with our own Art & WIne Festival, Pumpkin Farm, Octoberfest, City Park w/concerts and much more.
The golf course at Oakhurst is one of the most affordable in the country.
You will get a lot more house here than Walnut Creek and can still be in an upscale safe neighborhood.
If you send me your email address I will email you some homes by the golf course and other areas of Clayton.
The average 4/2 sold since 8/1/08 in Walnut Creek was $797,717. In Concord it was $335,372 (the highest in Concord was $435,000.
But, as others have answered, that is so dependent on neighborhood, so these may not be relevant. I'd be happy to show you homes in a variety of neighborhoods in Concord, and also to give you a Competitive Market Analysis on your present home that would give you an idea of what it might really sell for.
Click on my face and we'll get together.
You will generally see a 10-15% price difference based on exact locations, schools and specific parameters of the houses involved. There is a much larger supply of inventory in Concord so the price differential has been expanding over the past 18 months. There are also significant differences as to neighborhoods-- Crystal Ranch, located in Concord, is a Northgate High School neighborhood which is a strong selling point but there happens to be a large inventory there.