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November 13, 2015

Rossmoor – Walnut Creek, CA

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Overview

Rossmoor, located in Walnut Creek, is an award-winning active adult community that is nationally recognized for its plentiful amenities and natural beauty. This exquisite 55+ age-restricted community, offers picturesque condominiums, co-ops, and single-family homes in a variety of architectural styles. Developed over a span of more than 30 years, Rossmoor’s homes are comfortably nestled in the community’s hillsides and surrounded by mature landscaping and natural open spaces.

Residents at Rossmoor enjoy many recreational amenities including 27 holes of NCGA-rated golf, five spacious clubhouses, swimming pools, tennis courts, and miles of beautiful hiking trails. Over 200 social clubs appeal to a variety of interests, and Rossmoor’s Recreation Department arranges social functions such as weekly lunches, parties, classes, excursions, and holiday programs. Residents can stay up to date with all of the community happenings through Rossmoor News, the weekly newspaper that is delivered to each home in Rossmoor, or by watching Channel 28, the community channel that broadcasts programs on local and community interests daily.

Beyond the community’s many offerings, Rossmoor residents can also enjoy local recreational facilities, as well as fine dining, shopping, and cultural attractions. Being centrally located in Contra Costa County, Rossmoor is in a prime location within the 1800-acre Tice Valley area. San Francisco, and all it has to offer, is only 26 miles away, while downtown Walnut Creek is only two miles from Rossmoor’s gates.

Amenities

Community amenities are plentiful at Rossmoor’s five spacious clubhouses. Each clubhouse offers its own unique facilities, such as meeting rooms, card rooms, craft and hobby studios, and a community fitness center with both cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Rossmoor’s full-service library provides residents with a large selection of up-to-date fiction and non-fiction books and videos. A 150-seat theater is available for movies or lectures, and an auditorium, complete with kitchen and stage, is the perfect spot for dances, parties, or other social events.

Residents can also enjoy Rossmoor’s three swimming facilities, eight tennis courts, three lawn bowling greens, bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, and miles of beautifully maintained hiking trails. From May through October, the Certified Farmer’s Market offers fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, fish and flowers. Additionally, residents can feel secure knowing that Rossmoor’s security service provides entrance control at the main gate and 24-hour motorized patrols throughout the community.

Rossmoor residents enjoy many recreational activities including 27 holes of NCGA-rated golf. Designed by Robert Muir Graves, the 18-hole, par-72 Dollar Ranch Course covers 6,177 yards from its longest tees. For a shorter game, the 9-hole Creekside Course spans 3,088 yards for a par of 36. A driving range offers great practice in between games, and the Pro Shop keeps golfers well supplied.

Lifestyle
Rossmoor is an ideal setting for active adults who want to live in a thriving community with many social opportunities. With more than 200 social clubs, residents are bound to find one, or more, that appeal to their interests. The Recreation Department at Rossmoor arranges many social activities for residents, including movies, weekly lunches, classes, excursions, dances, and other entertainment programs. A variety of lifelong learning classes are available to residents, and even more educational opportunities are available next door at the Acalanes Adult Education Center. The Rossmoor community understands the importance of both a healthy body and mind. The Office of Counseling provides residents with many services, and community support is encouraged with special programs such as the Volunteer Exchange, the Friendly Visitors club, and Alzheimer and Bereavement support groups. into the community’s rolling hillsides and lush valley.

Area

Rossmoor is situated Walnut Creek and is centrally located in beautiful Contra Costa County, only 26 miles away from San Francisco. Walnut Creek owns 2,700 acres of open space recreation areas, which provide natural beauty in close proximity to many shopping, dining, and cultural attractions. In addition, there are many great medical facilities in the area including John Muir Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente.

Active adults can also enjoy Walnut Creek’s many cultural activities, such as those found at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Bedford Gallery, and the Center Repertory Company. The gorgeous area surrounding Rossmoor enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot summers and cool, but mild winters. State parks, smaller town parks, and other outdoor recreational facilities, such as The Gardens at Heather Farm, take full advantage of the area’s beautiful climate.

San Francisco, the fourth most populous city in California, is just over 30 minutes away, providing an abundance of recreational attractions and easy access to the San Francisco International Airport. Rossmoor is the ideal active adult community in Northern California that offers low-maintenance homes, exciting amenities and a laidback lifestyle in a prime location.