Rossmoor is an affluent, unincorporated community adjacent to Los Alamitos, which is easily identified by its red brick “signature wall,” which surrounds Rossmoor. Rossmoor offers a pleasurable Mediterranean climate with mild winters and summers. Due to its proximity to the low-lying Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, Rossmoor enjoys ocean breezes year-round.
WHY IT’S APPEALING:
Rossmoor is a highly desirable place to live with large, well-manicured properties displayed on streets lined with mature trees. This area is known for its safe, clean neighborhoods and small community-feel. Rossmoor falls within the highly sought-after Los Alamitos Unified School District (LAUSD) and shares the same exemplary fire authority, library system and other public services. Rossmoor offers amplefamily-owned and run businesses all within the community. Some of the best dining around can be found at The Original Fish Co., which has been family-owned and run since 1981. Just on the other side of Rossmoor’s red brick wall, located in Seal Beach, you can find Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Lounge and Kobe Steakhouse & Lounge. For your convenience, there is a whole host of chain eateries including Panera Bread, Island’s Restaurant, California Pizza Kitchen, Jamba Juice, Peet’s Coffee and even In-N-Out Burgers! If you are interested in a luxurious suburban neighborhood, this is a must-see area for you.
● Ross Cortese, who built the unincorporated community of Rossmoor and the retirement community of Leisure World in Seal Beach, was a pioneer in many ways, including how homes were marketed: He took out full-page newspaper ads, targeted upscale buyers and opened fully furnished model homes.
● Rossmoor was named the No. 1 suburban community in California and No. 9 in the nation by Coldwell Banker, after their study of more than 11,000 communities.
● On July 16, 1957, pilot John Glenn – later the first American to orbit the Earth – flew an F8U-1 Crusader from Los Alamitos to New York in three hours, 23 minutes, and 8.4 seconds, setting a new transcontinental speed record.
Area: 1.538 square miles
Median Home Value: 876,400
Average Household Income: $86,457
Average Commute Time: 29 mins
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