Frequently Asked Questions
What is Rossmoor?
Rossmoor is a planned community for active adults where at least one permanent resident is 55 or older. Whether still working, planning retirement or now enjoying retirement, Rossmoor provides a broad range of activities and facilities in addition to attractive and comfortable residences.
Where is Rossmoor?
Rossmoor is located in Walnut Creek, CA, 2 miles from downtown, 2.5 miles from BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), and 25 miles east of San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean. Easy access to world-class shopping and commute in all directions. Napa and wine country too is just a quick jaunt away (about 40 minutes).
What is the Climate?
Rossmoor is within the only Mediterranean climate in all of North America, with cool, moist winters and hot, dry summers. In the foothills on the eastern side of the Coast Range, summers are sunny, clear and warm with cool evenings. Winter daytime temperatures average in the mid-50s with little daily variation while summer daytime temperatures average in the high 80s. Average annual rainfall is 20 inches.
What type of security is at Rossmoor?
In addition to protection by the Walnut Creek Police Department, Rossmoor residents are protected by Rossmoor’s 24-hour security service, including regular vehicle patrols. There are no armed guards. An evening stroll on a warm night is a regular occurrence in Rossmoor’s secure community. Rossmoor is a gated, limited access community. Residents receive a bar code identification decal that is affixed to their vehicle window for immediate passage through the security entrance. Guests or visitors will need to identify themselves and be announced by telephone to the residents whom they plan to visit. Prior authorization can be obtained when a visitor is known in advance by calling the appropriate number at the security entrance and giving the name of the visitor. Rossmoor prohibits door-to-door solicitation.
What are the recreational facilities?
Currently, there are five large clubhouses and over 200 clubs and organizations. The following is a partial list of facilities for use by all residents:
- 18 Hole Golf Course – Par 72
- 9-Hole Golf Course – Par 36
- 8 Tennis Courts
- 3 Lawn Bowling Greens
- 4 Swimming Pools (2 Indoor)
- NEW Fitness Center
- More than 200 Clubs
- Hiking Trails
- Woodworking, Lapidary & Jewelry Studio
- Sewing and Ceramic Studios
- Art, Photography & Music Studios
- State of the Art Event Center
- Rooms for meetings, banquets, dances, private parties, etc.
- Picnic Areas