Lakewood | Los Alamitos | Rossmoor

Just outside of Long Beach and snuggled between the borders of Orange County and Los Angeles, these neighborhoods serve as well established inland retreats. Expansive landscaped boulevards stretch through the affluent pre-developed communities where post-war design ideologies paved the way to the modern map of Southern California. With a reputation for some of the best schools in the country, wide-ranging shopping villages, and the romantic and sprawling shores of neighboring beach towns, these communities define what suburban desirability really means.



SCHOOLS

  • Los Alamitos Elementary (K-5)- “The teachers are wonderful and try to do everything possible for the children.”

  • Rossmoor Elementary School (K-5)- “I know my child is getting the best experience possible-- a real 21st century education.”
  • Sharon Christa Mcauliffe Middle School (6-8)- “An excellent preparation for high school.”

  • Los Alamitos High School (9-12)- “The focus is preparation for college entry, and it does a fantastic job.”

SHOPPING & DINING

  • Original Fish Company- “Seafood restaurant known for clam chowder and daily mesquite-broiled catches.”

  • Nico’s Restaurant- “Creative new American fine dining delivered in a warm, stylish setting with opulent touches.”
  • Shenandoah at the Arbor- “Charming Restaurant serving traditional southern cooking and offers patio seating under ancient trees.”

  • Old Ranch Shopping Center

  • Lakewood Mall


LANDMARKS

  • Los Alamitos Race Course- Famous for thoroughbred and quarter horse racing.


HISTORY

  • The U.S. Navy moved its training field to Los Alamitos after the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
  • Los Alamitos’ name was inspired by Spanish explorers who took note of the cottonwood trees dotting the landscape.

  • Lakewood is home to the very first Denny’s restaurant
    which originally opened in 1953.