Rossmoor - Walnut Creek, CA

Quickfacts
Price Range:Mid $100s – High $1Ms
Home Types:Single Family, Attached, Condos
Number of Homes:6,700
New/Resale:Resale Homes Only
Age Restriction:55+
Construction Dates:1963 – 1995
Gated:Yes
Rating: 2 Reviews
 

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Rossmoor 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 age-restricted community, open to residents aged 55 or better, 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, in addition, 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.

Rossmoor Amenities

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.

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 Homes & Real Estate

Home construction in Rossmoor began in 1963, and since that time the community has grown to include approximately 6,700 homes spread over numerous neighborhoods. Development over a more than 30-year span has led to a community with homes in a range of architectural styles and prices. One-, two- and three-bedroom homes are available in a variety of floor plans and styles that encompass condominium, co-op, and congregate living.

At Rossmoor, approximately 40 percent of homes are garden-style duplex to four-plex houses. One single-family home development contains 63 luxury detached houses. The rest of the community's homes are units in mid- to high-rise buildings, nestled into the community's rolling hillsides and lush valley.

Rossmoor 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.

Area

Rossmoor, in Walnut Creek, 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. 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 Amenities
  • 5 Clubhouses
  • 27-Hole NCGA-Rated Golf Course
  • Fitness Center
  • 3 Swimming Facilities
  • Hobby & Game Room
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Library
  • Card Rooms
  • Hiking & Biking Trails
  • 8 Tennis Courts
  • 3 Lawn Bowling Greens
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Picnic Area
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • 150-Seat Theater
  • Farmers Market
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outpatient Medical Center
  • Bus Transportation
Condos
Price Range: Mid $100s – Low $1Ms
There are twelve condominium associations in Rossmoor. Units are available as garden style quads, duplexes or in mid-rises and high-rises. Residents living in condominiums hold title to all living space within the dwelling unit from the inside walls inward, plus an individual interest in all the common property within the Mutual. Built over a 30-year span, there are numerous types of homes and a wide variety of floor plans.
Co-Ops
Price Range: Mid $100s – Low $1Ms
Co-Ops are another ownership option in Rossmoor. There are three co-op associations in Rossmoor. Residents who choose Co-Ops can select from single-level homes arranged in duplex or fourplex configurations or mid-rises and high-rises. Residents living in Rossmoor’s co-ops are stockholders and members of a housing corporation and have renewable and resalable rights to occupy a specific dwelling unit.
Single Family Homes
Price Range: Mid $900s – Low $1Ms
There are just 63 single family homes in Rossmoor. Most homes are from 2,200 to 2,600 square feet.

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Rossmoor Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Rossmoor. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Acalanes High School Alumni Club
  • Activities Council
  • AK Polish Cultural Club
  • Antiques
  • Art Association
  • Ashmolean Singers
  • Atheists and Agnostics
  • Aviation Club of Rossmoor
  • Bacchus Society
  • Ballroom Dance
  • Beyond Eyes
  • Bible Study Group
  • Big Band of Rossmoor
  • Billiard/Pool Club
  • Bocce
  • Bridge (Numerous Clubs)
  • Brown Baggers
  • Bunco
  • Cal Alumni Club
  • Caledonian Society
  • Caligraphers
  • Camera Club
  • CB Operators
  • Ceramic Arts
  • Chamber Music Society
  • Chess
  • Chinese-American Association
  • City of Hope
  • Club Macaense
  • Community Chorus
  • Computer Club
  • Concerned Citizens for Change
  • Cotillion Dinner
  • Cribbage (Men's & Womens)
  • D.U.S.T.
  • Daughters American Rev.
  • Democrats of Rossmoor
  • Diablo Symphony Association
  • Diversified Financial Investors
  • Dixieland Jazz Club
  • Dominoes
  • Duo Club of Rossmoor
  • Ecumenical Friendship
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Engineers Club
  • Fabulous Fifty
  • Folk Dancers
  • Foodies
  • Foreign Film Fans
  • Fourth Sunday Dancers
  • Friday Lunch
  • Friends of Animals
  • Friends of Hospice
  • Friends of Meals On Wheels
  • Friends of Reutlinger
  • Garden Club
  • Gluten-Free Discussion Group
  • Golden Peacock Theatre Assoc
  • Golf Clubs
  • Grandparents For Peace
  • Great Books
  • Happy Hoofers Tap
  • Happy Squares
  • Harmonica
  • Hawaii State
  • Historical Society
  • Hootenanny
  • Hot Flashers
  • Human Rights in the Mideast
  • Human Services Group
  • Improvisation Club
  • International Club
  • Italian American
  • Italian Culture & Language
  • Italian Conversation Group
  • Japanese-American Club
  • Kay Kyser Club
  • Keeping Fit
  • Kiwanis
  • La Charla
  • Lapidary & Jewelry
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Le Cercle Francophone
  • League of Women Voters
  • Leftovers Thrift Shop
  • Library Association
  • Line Dancers
  • Lions Club
  • LOPC Rossmoor
  • Lowell H.S. Alumni
  • Luk Tung Kuen
  • Macintosh Users Group
  • Medical Center Volunteers
  • Medical Friends of Rossmoor
  • Men's Exercise Group
  • Metaphysical Discussion Group
  • Middle East Information Club Gene Myers 942-0851
  • Mystery Book Club
  • Nat'l Council Jewish Women
  • Nature Association
  • Newcomers Welcoming
  • New Kids on the Block
  • New York New Jers
  • Nifty Peoples' Supper Club
  • Nikkei Fellowship
  • Oakland H.S. Alumni
  • One Hundred Club of Contra Costa County
  • On The Rocks
  • O.R.T.
  • Osetoporsis Support Group
  • Panhellenic
  • Pedro Card Club
  • Penguin Dance Club
  • PEO Philanthropic
  • P-FLAG Lorraine Grawoig
  • Philatelic Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • Pickleball
  • Piedmont H.S. Alumni
  • Pinochle
  • Poker (Multiple Groups)
  • Positive Living
  • Prime Time Club
  • Railroad Roundhouse
  • Redwood Room Volunteers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Rhythmrobics
  • Roadrunners RV Club
  • Roaring 20's Association
  • Rossmoor Been There Done That
  • Rossmoor Cyclists
  • Rossmoor Hadassah
  • Rossmoor Red Hat Society
  • Rossmoor Republicans
  • Rossmoor Residents Assoc.
  • Rossmoor Rocky Mtn. States
  • Rossmoor Support Groups
  • Rossmoor Wine & Food Society
  • Rotary Club of Rossmoor
  • Saint Mary's College Rossmoor Club
  • San Francisco Club
  • Scholarship Foundation
  • Science & Society
  • Scrabble
  • Secular Humanist
  • Senior Travel
  • Senior Tutors-Berkeley
  • Senior Tutors-Orin Allen Ranch
  • Sewing Arts Club
  • Shakespeare Society
  • Shipmates II
  • Show & Tell Film Club
  • Sing for Joy!
  • Social Dance Club
  • Sons in Retirement
  • Soul of the Text Great Books
  • Soundsational
  • Spanish for Fun
  • Square Dance Club
  • Stable Inc.
  • Stanford Club
  • Stitchers Guild
  • Stroke Support Group
  • Sunday Dancers
  • Swim/Aquatics Club
  • Table Tennis
  • Tai Chi Chih
  • Talking Books
  • Tax-Aide Program
  • Telecare
  • Tennis
  • Thirties/Forties Group
  • T.G.I.F. Club of Rossmoor
  • Toastmasters Club
  • Trails Club of Rossmoor
  • One Hundred Club of Contra Costa County
  • Usual Suspects
  • Veterans History Project
  • Vida-Medical Aid Latin America
  • Voices & Values in Conflict
  • Volunteer Exchange
  • Wellness Group
  • Wet Set
  • Woodshop Supervisors
  • Writers Club
  • World of Women (WOW)
  • Internet Chat Board
  • Yiddish Club
  • Yoga
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Community Address: 1001 Golden Rain Rd., Walnut Creek, CA, 94595, USA
Rossmoor Rating:  5 out of 5.0
Based on 2 Reviews.
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March 5, 2014 2:26 PM by Dr. Arthur White (Resident/Homeowner)5.0
My wife and I moved here about 11 years ago. We're so glad we moved when we were on the younger side because we can take advantage of everything there is to offer! I'm a retired physician and I like to keep busy - I find that there are dozens of activities to try out. All the facilities are kept up so well. Rossmoor has thousands of active adults - you can do as much as you want to here and we've made so many good friends. There's always a party in Rossmoor! I love that everything is included in the HOA dues. We can travel whenever we want, knowing that our home is safe with the 24 hour security. what's not to like?!
May 20, 2013 4:51 PM by Lin S. (Resident/Homeowner)5.0
My husband and I just moved in a few months ago. We needed a good location since he still works at USF yet we still wanted a big community with plenty of nice features. There is plenty to do here with all the various clubhouses. We have not have a chance to try everything yet but we're excited by having so many options. There is never a dull moment!

The sheer number of clubs here is a little overwhelming. Even so, I've attended a few different club meetings and events and have found everyone to be very welcoming. We are looking forward to becoming more active in the community, especially when we both fully retire in a couple years!

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Rossmoor Information
Address: 
1001 Golden Rain Rd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Contra Costa County
Association/Clubhouse: 
925-988-7700

 

 

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