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Rossmoor – A gated community in Walnut Creek, CA

An incredible gated community in Walnut Creek for residents 55 years and older


Welcome to Rossmoor

The Rossmoor community, nestled near downtown Walnut Creek, is a nationally-recognized, award-winning, active adult community that is known for its plentiful amenities and natural beauty. The 55+ age-restricted community offers picturesque condominiums, co-ops, and single-family homes in a variety of architectural styles. Surrounded by mature landscaping and natural open spaces, Rossmoor’s homes are comfortably nestled in the community’s hillsides and have been developed over the course of the last 30 years.

Rossmoor sign in front of the gate in one of the Bay Area's best 55+ communities


The amenities offered at Rossmoor are plentiful and community inclusive. The amenities include 27 holes of NCGA-rated golf, swimming pools, tennis courts, hiking trails, and five spacious clubhouses. The Recreation Department at Rossmoor offers over 200 social clubs to appeal to people of all interests, and they arrange social functions like weekly lunches, parties, classes, excursions, and holiday festivities. The Rossmoor news on channel 28 and its weekly paper delivered to each home, keep residents well informed and up to date with all community events.

Recreational facilities, fine dining, shopping, and cultural attractions just add to all of what the Rossmoor community has to offer. Being centrally located in Contra Costa County means that that Rossmoor is just 26 miles from San Francisco, 15 miles from Oakland, and just 2 miles from downtown Walnut Creek.

Rossmoor Activities

Rossmoor’s five spacious clubhouses each offer their own unique facilities, such as; meeting rooms, card rooms, craft and hobby, studios, and a community fitness center. The library has a large selection of up-to-date fiction and non-fiction books and videos. The 150 seat theater located at Peacock Hall is available for movies, lectures, dances, parties and more.

Three main swimming facilities, three lawn bowling greens, bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, eight tennis courts and miles of walking trails are available to all willing and able residents. From May through October the farmer’s market at the Gateway complex is in full effect with offerings like fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, fish, and flowers. Resident’s can feel rest assured that their amenities and homes are secure with Rossmoor’s 24 hour entrance gate surveillance.

Robert Muir Graves designed the 18 hole, par 72 Dollar Ranch Course which covers 6,177 yards. For a shorter game, residents can enjoy the 9 hole Creekside Course which spans 3,088 yards for a par of 36. The driving range and pro shop will help keep golfers well supplied and on top of their game.

Rossmoor Homes & Real Estate

In 1963 Rossmoor’s development began, and over the years it has grown to include 6,600 homes across numerous neighborhoods. 30 years of development has insured that Rossmoor offers a large spread of architectural offerings, including, co-ops, condominiums, and detached single family homes which come in a range of prices for incoming residents.

Square footage typically ranges from 600 to 2,535 with homes having one to three bedrooms, one to three bathrooms, and a garage or carport typically included.

40% of the houses in Rossmoor are garden style duplex to four-plex houses making up 3,246 condo units. There are 63 luxury detached single family homes, and the remaining 3,368 homes are co-op units in mid to high rise buildings tucked into the green hills and lush valleys.

The Rossmoor Lifestyle

The Rec Department at Rossmoor arranges many social activities, and with over 200 social clubs to choose from, residents are likely to find one that appeals to their interests. A variety of learning opportunities exist within these social clubs and the Acalanes Adult Education Center located close by allows for even more continuing education opportunities. The Office of Counseling provides any services and special programs including the Volunteer Exchange, the Friendly Visitors club, and Alzheimer and Bereavement support groups. Rossmoor is here to help you maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle.

The Surrounding Area

The area around Rossmoor is special. Walnut Creek owns 2,700 acres of open space and recreational areas which allow natural beauty to coexist with shopping, dining, cultural attractions, and premium health care in the John Muir and Kaiser facilities.

Nearby at the Lesher Center for the Arts, the Bedford Gallery, and the Center Repertory Company, residents can get their fill of cultural activities including, plays, musicals, art galleries, and more. Because of the Mediterranean climate that exists in the East Bay Area, you will be able to enjoy these amenities throughout the year, whether it’s during mild winters, or warm summer nights.

Mt. Diablo State Park,  Redwood Regional Park, the open spaces of Walnut Creek and the smaller town parks, including Heather Farms park, allow residents the opportunity to take full advantage of the amazing weather this area boasts.

With San Francisco and Oakland being in such close proximity to Rossmoor, recreational and cultural attractions as well as travel from either OAK or SFO make this area a hub for any active an outgoing person. Rossmoor is the ideal active adult community in Northern California, with low-maintenance homes, exciting amenities, and a relaxed lifestyle in a prime location.

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