JB Plumbing services cities across the San Gabriel Valley. One of his staff’s regular haunts is the City of Walnut. We love working with folks who call Walnut home for many reasons. Not only does the City of Walnut offer a variety of amenities, such as shopping and dining, but it also boasts a robust business community as well as lots of other features, which make it one of the jewels of the San Gabriel Valley.
Walnut’s history dates to the Shoshone Indians, who the Spaniards called Gabrielino Indians by because they lived in an area controlled by the San Gabriel Mission. At that time, Walnut was primarily used for the grazing of cattle and sheep by the Mission. The Spaniards who first arrived, in the 1800’s, introduced the concept of the “rancho,” and began to develop the land agriculturally as well as domestically.
In 1868, John Rowland and William Workman divided Rancho La Puente, leaving Rowland the eastern half and Workman the western half. Rowland’s land included the western portion of Walnut. The land was used for raising cattle and growing wheat, grapes, and fruit trees.
In 1871, the Lemon Creek Park area became the property of Sheriff William Rowland, who inherited a 29,000-acre ranch from his father, John Rowland. The modest structure served as the home for the ranch foreman. On October 1, 1975, the State Landmark Committee placed the W.R. Rowland ranch house in the National Registry of Historical Places.
• Walnut has 30 miles of beautiful hiking trails.
• Business-friendly community offers easy access to four counties and is conveniently located near three major freeways and with easy access to the Metrolink station.
• The City of Walnut is home to 30,000 residents
• 8,500 homes are in the city.
• The median home value is $664,662.
• Walnut boasts two excellent school districts
• The city has one of the lowest crime rates in Southern California.
• Suzanne Park, which was the first park to be developed after the city was incorporated in 1959. It was built by Walnut residents.
• Bob Quattlebaum Windmill is a metal windmill located at Suzanne Park.
• Brookside Equestrian Center first belonged to the Sentous family and later used in the filming of the movie, National Velvet. The ranch is now owned by the Walton Family and used for equestrian programs, most notably as an Olympic training facility.
• W. R. Rowland Adobe Ranch House is an Adobe Ranch House, with thick adobe walls, heavy wide doors, wood shingled roof and dirt floors. It is the oldest building in Walnut.
• Bourdet Home was home to Mayor Pete Bourdet, who was the first mayor, elected in 1959. He is known for having established the first Walnut water system.
• Martinez Adobe Site was built by Santiago Martinez (which is currently the Vejar Elementary School Site) Built in the 1840’s by Santiago Martinez. Adobe homes were perfect for the hot California Although the home is no longer standing, the site remains an important part of Walnut history.
• Carrey Home belonged to Pierre Carrey, the father of a man named Ernest Carrey. 8. Site of First Walnut City Hall
• Wild Life Sanctuary, Mt. SAC is a 10-acre nature preserve established in 1964 to serve as a protected example of Walnut’s natural habitat.
• The Grove of Walnut Trees on Grand Avenue exemplifies native vegetation throughout the city of Walnut.
Things to do this Summer in Walnut
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
4th of July Celebration:
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy live music, a patriotic pooch parade, face painting, a pie-eating contest, food trucks, and fireworks! Bring lawn chairs, blankets, canopies and picnic baskets and enjoy the festivities with us (sorry, no alcohol, smoking, BBQ’s grills or other cooking appliances allowed).
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The City of Walnut offers free summer concerts July through early August. Food trucks sell a nice selection of food. Or feel free to bring a picnic.
July 11: Cauldron
July 18: Ad & The Soul Company
July 25: Blue Breeze Band
August 1: Stone Soul
Movies in the Park:
8:30 p.m. to approx. 10 p.m.
Held after each summer concert, free movies under the stars are a summer tradition at Creekside Park.
National Night Out & Concert in the Park:
August 1, 2017
The City’s 32nd Annual National Night Out and Concert event is held to remind the Walnut community about the importance of community involvement for crime prevention.
Kids’ Night Out
Walnut Teen Center
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
June 17, July 18, August 19
Children ages 5 to 12 years will enjoy an evening of fun with crafts, games, dinner, dessert, popcorn and movies. Each night will have a different theme! Cost is $17 for the first child and $13 for each additional child from the same immediate family. Kids should come equipped with a sleeping bag or blanket for movie time. Take the opportunity to enjoy some time without the kids while they have fun with other kids from the city of Walnut.
If you need assistance with your plumbing in and around the city of Walnut, give us a call. With us, you can expect upfront pricing; fast, free estimates; licensed, bonded and insured plumbers who are neat, polite, and well trained. We use state-of-the-art tools and equipment and are proud of the fact our services are free from hidden costs like travel charges. If you contact JB Plumbing today, 24/7, you will speak directly to a plumber instead of a telephone answering service. At JB Plumbing, we are experts in residential and commercial plumbing as well as construction. Call today to schedule an appointment. (909) 593-2194.