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Rossmoor is rated as one of the
Top-20 Senior Communities in the USA

I get excited about sharing Rossmoor with people - This place is a LIFE-CHANGER for many of the people who move here - I believe moving to Rossmoor will add many years to your life! Rossmoor is by far the largest Senior Community in the Bay Area . . . Located about 5-minutes from the freeway or downtown Walnut Creek, Rossmoor is it’s own self-contained mini-city - it has over 2,200 acres, 9,500 residents and 6,500 homes!

Once the kids grow up and move away, one of the biggest challenges for Mom or Dad is the boredom, isolation and loneliness tht comes with having an empty nest . . . Rossmoor is the cure for that! Rossmoor has so many different activities and programs that cater to your every need - there is so much social interaction that you will find yourself spinning with options!

If you haven’t been to Rossmoor before, please give me a call
and let me have the honor of taking you on your first visit!
You can reach me at (925) 915-0795.

What draws people to Rossmoor?
This is the most impressive Senior Community in the Bay Area with a lot of diversity – both in ages, nationalities and interests. You’ll find folks happily shuffling along in their 90’s – still doing their own shopping at Safeway. You’ll find other “kids” in their 60’s playing golf and tennis every day and traveling for several months out of each year, using Rossmoor as an inexpensive “base”. Approximately 1/3 of the people living in Rossmoor have been widowed. The average age is 79-years old (69 years old when they moved in). 83% of people that live in Rossmoor are retired. 65% women vs 35% men. Across all ages, approximately 1/2 of the people at Rossmoor are active and very social, while the other 1/2 will be a bit more reclusive and tend to stay to themselves. There is no right or wrong way to live in this community – Rossmoor is about Independent Living and enjoying the things that are interesting to you.

CAMARADERIE With over 200 clubs and activities, there is always something to do. You can play golf in the morning, go for an exercise class in the afternoon and play bridge in the evening – it’s entirely up to you! It’s easy to discover new friends with similar backgrounds and interests.

LOCATION You couldn’t get a better location in the Bay Area – Rossmoor is an easy, 10-minute, all back-road drive to Downtown Walnut Creek - which has dozens upon dozens of world-class shops & restaurants. John Muir Hospital, Kaiser Hospital, the freeway and BART are all within minutes of Rossmoor.

SAFETY Rossmoor is a gated-community with 24-hour security. This is known as one of the very safest places in the entire Bay Area.

FITNESS Add years to your life by being physically active. Rossmoor has a wide range of programs, including a heated, indoor pool, a fitness center and dozens of daily & weekly classes - there is something for every body and every ability.

TRANSPORTATION Rossmoor has a private fleet of shuttles and regular routes to take you from your door to your destination – Safeway, BART, Downtown Walnut Creek, or just down to the clubhouse.

NATURE Rossmoor is an oasis of peace & serenity when compared to the hustle & bustle of City life. You’ll find over 2,200 acres of beautiful rolling hills, hundred year old oak trees, hiking trails and open space. And, what seems like a few million deer, squirrels, birds and even wild turkeys!

EXCLUSIVITY To live at Rossmoor, one of the residents must be over 55-years old. Residents must also meet financial qualifications. The roads are private and the amenities are many. Rossmoor has an incredible staff that looks after almost all of your needs.

SIMPLICITY Down-sizing makes your life easier! No more yard maintenance. Rossmoor takes care of all exterior maintenance - roofing and painting included!

Discover over 200 different activities
at Rossmoor.

Spending time doing the things that interest you – with the people that interest you – is one of the biggest benefits of a community like Rossmoor. With 9,500 or so people living in Rossmoor, these weekly groups and activities create dozens of opportunities to get together with your friends – and make NEW ones!

Here is a sample of a few of the different types of groups you can join at Rossmoor :

GAMES Bridge (8-groups!), Cribbage, Gin Rummy, Pinochle, Poker, Backgammon, Chess, Dominoes

Writers Club, Sewing, Art, Ceramics, Jewelry, Poetry, Wood Shop, Video Production

HOBBIES Amateur Radio Club, Antiques Club, Aviation, Computers, Photography, Railroad Roundhouse, Yacht Club, Horseman’s Association

TRAVEL RV Club, Senior Travel Club, Adventure Travel Club

EXCURSIONS Day Trips to Carmel, Vacaville, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Casinos, Museums and Theaters. Also group cruises and extended trips to Reno, Branson, Ireland, South America, Fiji and other places.

FITNESS Golf, Hiking, Road-Runners, Badminton, Croquet, Bowling, Bocce Ball, Swimming, Skiing, Table Tennis, Tennis, Fitness Classes and Complete Fitness Center

RELIGION Catholic, Episcopal, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Jewish, Congregational, Mormon, Methodist, Bible Study Groups

DANCING Ballroom, Big Band, Tap, Country Line Dancing, Square Dancing, Hula (yes, even Hula!)

MUSIC Big Band, Chamber Group, Choral Society, Symphony, Dixieland Jazz, Organ, Harmonica Group, Opera Club

GARDEN CLUBS Luther Burbank Club, Chrysanthemum Club, Garden Club

Historical Society, American History Club, Book Club, Library Association, Philosophy Club, Shakespeare Society, Eugene O’Neil Club, Mystery Book Club, Computer Club

FRATERNAL Delta Kappa Gamma, CAL Alumni, Stanford Alumni, Navy League, Italian-American Club, Chinese-American Club, French Club, Hawaii Club, New York/New Jersey Club

SERVICE CLUBS Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, Shriners, American Legion, Women’s Club, Grandmothers Club, Democrats, Republicans, AAUW, National Council of Jewish Women, Senior Tutors

Mental Health Professionals Club, RN Club, Engineers

SUPPORT GROUPS Parkinson’s Caregivers Support Group, Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group, Stroke Support Group, Rossmoor Hearing Club, Telecare, Meals On Wheels

What Types Of Homes Are Available?
Super-Bargain CO-OPS . . . GARDEN APARTMENTS Think of a Co-Op as a Garden Apartment and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Anyone from New York City knows what co-ops are. Years before condos and townhouses, New Yorkers had co-ops. Basically, owners of co-ops buy a share of the entire building and have exclusive use of the unit they are living in. These were the first homes built in Rossmoor and many have a large, enclosed balcony, which adds to the usable living space. Many of the co-ops share a laundry facility with 4 to 12 of their neighbors. The most popular size is a 2-bedroom, 1-bath model with about 1,000 square feet, which sell for $99,000 to $250,000 - depending on size, views and condition.

The Waterford is like a lovely Condo-Hotel and is Semi-Assisted Care . . . Meals are included in one of two dining rooms, weekly housekeeping is included, interior hallways and concierge services. The Waterford offers Residents up-scale amenities, activities and complete simplicity. Each unit has a small kitchen. 1-bedroom condos start at $150,000 - plus monthly costs of $1,700 to $2,400.

CONDOS This is the next size up. Most of the newer buildings are condos. There is an extremely wide variety of styles for condos - some have a house ‘feel’, while others are in multi-story buildings with elevators. Most condos have their own laundry room. Condos range from 800 square feet to 1,500 square feet and cost $150,000 to $600,000 - depending on size, views and condition.

TOWNHOUSES These are slightly bigger homes than condos and usually have a garage and a nice deck or patio area. All townhouses have their own laundry room. Townhouses range from 1,500 square feet to 2,500 square feet and cost $300,000 to $800,000 - depending on size, views and condition.

HOUSES There are a few dozen detached, or semi-detached houses. These houses range from 2,000 square feet to 2,500 square feet and cost $800,000 to $1,200,000 - depending on size and condition

HOA’s Each home in Rossmoor has a Home Owner’s Association (HOA) or Mutual Corporation (Mutual) as it’s called in Rossmoor. HOA costs range from $600 to $900 per month and cover the cost of exterior maintenance and the amenities such as 24-hour security, transportation, the clubhouses and activities.

GOLF Green fees are extra - currently run $770 to $1,540 per year for unlimited golfing. This is a bargain for Residents and allows them to play a few holes without thinking about the costs

NEW OWNER FEE Each new owner pays a $7,000 fee when they first purchase a home at Rossmoor. This money is used to build new amenities (clubhouses, swimming pools, RV parking, etc). The idea is that the current Residents have already paid into the infrastructure and this fee is the new Resident’s “buy-in”

RENTING . . . ANOTHER OPTION IS TO TRY BEFORE YOU BUY It might be a good idea to rent a home at Rossmoor for 6-months or a year if you are on-the-fence as to whether you’d like to make a longer-term move. A little extra work to be sure, but could end up saving you thousands of dollars if you decide this isn’t the right place to call home. We can help you find a nice rental if that’s an option you’d like to explore. According to the CCR’s, homeowners can only rent their home out for up to 1-year. This is designed to keep the exclusivity of Rossmoor while allowing homeowners a bit of flexibility as their needs change.

WHAT ABOUT GUESTS & GRANDKIDS? Guests & Grandkids are always welcome at Rossmoor, but must be accompanied to the clubhouses or swimming pools.

If ROSSMOOR sounds interesting to you, please give me a call to arrange a visit.

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Wanda Wallis
(925) 915-0795

Senior Real Estate Specialist

Licensed By The State of California
Department of Real Estate #1401316

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