This is my favorite apartment complex I've had the pleasure of living in after almost 15 years of apartment living. The buildings are a little older but very well maintained, insulated for noise, with full amenities inside and out (in-unit W/D!!!). The community is very respectful of each other, picking up after pets and keeping noise to a minimum. The office staff is so friendly and responsive, and maintenance took care of any issues usually same day. The grounds are maintained very well and lined with plants and trees that blossom beautifully in spring and summer.
In terms of location, it was ideal for me. I could walk to Walnut Creek Bart morning or evening and felt very safe, or take the free bus that comes right to the front of the complex. We were a 3-5 minute drive from shopping all around, but removed enough that there wasn't a ton of traffic noise to worry about.
We unfortunately were forced to relocate out of state when Covid impacted our jobs, but I can't recommend The Boulders highly enough. Thanks for a wonderful 1.5 years!