Best Retirement Community

Rossmoor

Rossmoor is a beautiful, 1,800-acre gated retirement community in the Tice Valley of Walnut Creek. Residents live in a variety of garden duplexes, fourplexes, condos, and single-family homes, and they share a wealth of facilities, services, and activities. Rossmoor's location provides easy access to the rest of the Bay Area, and it's connected to downtown Walnut Creek and BART by its own bus service. Named by US News and World Report as one of "America's Best Healthy Places to Retire," Rossmoor residents stay active with individual and team sports (golf, swimming, table tennis, pickleball, horseshoes, softball, bocce, lawn bowling), community gardens, dances, classes, lectures, special events, and chartered outings. There's a library, fitness center, theater, clubhouse, picnic area, weekly farmers' market, newspaper, television station, and outpatient medical center. Even if you're below the 55-year buy-in age, you'll get winded from enumerating all the amenities. Rossmoor's greatest virtue, however, is a community in which residents stop to greet each other, socialize extensively, volunteer to provide rides or watch pets, and make their golden years truly golden.

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