Welcome to Walnut Creek/Rossmoor
Small-town charm meets big-city sophistication
Hip and progressive Walnut Creek lies sixteen miles east of Oakland, thrumming with the vibrancy of a city while embracing the cozy charm that attracts people looking for a slice of the quintessential small-town lifestyle. Speckled with cute shops, wine bars, innovative eateries, and lush parks, Walnut Creek and Rossmoor are built for everyday adventures and leisure time spent soaking in the delights of the town. With abundant opportunities for professionals, fun family activities to indulge in, and a prominent community for retirees in Rossmoor, families, singles, and empty-nesters will find something to charm them in Walnut Creek and Rossmoor.
What to Love
- Small-town friendliness with big-city amenities
- A vibrant downtown
- Clear skies and fresh air
- Ample recreation in nature
- Thriving job market
- Innovative restaurants and wine bars
In Walnut Creek/Rossmoor, those with a penchant for the outdoors are truly blessed with an oasis of nature within reach, scenic trails at your doorstep, and plenty of exciting adventures to enjoy in the sun. You can even opt to sit instead in your own backyard, breathing in the fresh air on days you don’t feel up for a long walk.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The Rooftop Restaurant & Bar is a highly exclusive spot. At sunset, the haze of the setting sun and the minimal lighting on the bar make for a picturesque scene, but even if you're not dining at sunset, a beautiful view is guaranteed as you dine. The boutique menu is exquisitely crafted and served with a great selection of wines and cocktails.
Dine at Bounty Hunter for a meal of prime ribs and salad, yummy sea bass, and buttermilk fried chicken. The ambiance at Modern China is warm and welcoming, with an open-air setting and casual conversations flying over meals of traditional Chinese cuisine, from fried Dim Sum platter to noodles and rice combo washed down with fantastic cocktails.
Are you looking for a spot for healthy meals? Then head over to True Food Kitchen, where the meals are made with fresh organic and gluten-free produce. The soul-nourishing bites are just guaranteed to keep you coming. You can also Indulge in guilt-free healthy desserts.
Things to Do
Get your shopping done at the Broadway Plaza, an outdoor mega shopping complex located right in the heart of downtown featuring high-end department stores, retail boutiques, and restaurants. Because Broadway Plaza has no vehicle access, the area is perfect for pedestrians on a retail therapy mission. Broadway Plaza also hosts plenty of fun events, like outdoor concerts and art fairs. Plus, the Century Movie Theater next door is the perfect spot to catch your favorite movie on the big screen.
Baseball and soccer fields, swings and slide sets, and paved playgrounds are only a few of the facilities available to kids at Heather Farm Park. There's a small lake nearby for kayaking and fishing, while the garden bursts with blossoms in Spring. Get your ticket for a stage play or ballet show at Lesher Center for the Arts, and head out with your kids to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, housing over 50 species of endangered wildlife, with an in-house hospital catering to strays and abused animals. It is an immersive experience for kids as they get a glimpse into wildlife activities and how to cater to them.
Walnut Creek and Rossmoor is served by some of California’s top-rated schools, renowned for their innovative academic programs and outstanding extracurricular activities. Top educational opportunities include:
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