Walnut Creek has exceptional balance: open space, residential areas, an active business and commercial community, parks, entertainment and recreation. Residents and visitors can take advantage of the city's many amenities, including a wide choice of trails for jogging, biking, hiking and horses. The city trolley, fashioned after a traditional cable car, offers free rides through town and can deliver visitors from the BART station to downtown in minutes. Once there, shoppers can choose from numerous boutiques and department stores and diners can enjoy world-class restaurants. Walnut Creek has a long standing commitment to open space. In fact, the city's 2,500 acres of open space is the most per capita for any suburban community in the United States. Walnut Creek's balance of beautiful natural areas, thriving commercial districts and cozy neighborhoods make it a great place to call home.
Rossmoor is a nationally recognized community for active adults located in the beautiful Tice Valley area of Walnut Creek. It is a gated community with local businesses and public services directly outside its front gate. U.S. News and World Report has named Rossmoor "America's Best Healthy Place to Retire." It hosts resort-style swimming facilities, a 27-hole golf course, fitness center, tennis courts, lawn bowling greens and miles of hiking trails. With its own library, art studios and event halls, it provides residents with movies, book lectures and dramatic readings, as well as excursions, classes and holiday events. There are three cooperatives inside this luxurious community, consisting of condominiums, single-family homes, and congregate living. Located only two miles from downtown Walnut Creek and 25 miles from San Francisco, Rossmoor has access to all the Bay Area has to offer.