Rossmoor is an affluent planned community located in Orange County, California. Built in the 1960’s by a young developer with a vision and the desire to build a large, exclusive community, this community of 3,500 homes was the largest yet to be built in Orange County. Cortese formed the Rossmoor Corporation in 1951, bought the land from the Fred Bixby Ranch Co., and began building in 1956. Rossmoor originally was announced as a subdivision of Los Alamitos. Later it was advertised as Long Beach’s smartest new suburb, even though Long Beach was in neighboring Los Angeles County. By June of 1957 the first homeowners started to move in. Homes were priced between $17,000 and $20,000.
The planning for the community included tree-lined streets, spacious yards, and well-planned quality homes. Land planning, as well as the layout of streets, was directed toward “neighborhood cells” to create maximum appeal, safety, and home values. The plan also included six school sites, two shopping centers, and a medical complex. It isn’t hard to see why a close knit community as such from the sixties has evolved into one of the most desired nooks to reside in North Orange County today.

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The Rossmoor community is well looked after and tended by both The Rossmoor Community Services District, enhancing the quality of life for the residents of Rossmoor, and the Rossmoor Homeowners Association (RHA), a nonprofit league designed to preserve and protect Rossmoor Community interests.
Rossmoor is no stranger to events and gatherings, but nothing beats the classic annual Community Festival that happens every Spring.[/expand]

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Rossmoor borders the cities of Los Alamitos and Seal Beach and is in between the 605 and Seal Beach Blvd, and the 405 and Katella.
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Rossmoor is part of the Los Alamitos School District and proudly includes the following schools as local and convenient:


Hopkinson Elementary
12582 Kensington Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 799-4500

Lee Elementary
11481 Foster Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 799-4540

Los Alamitos Elementary
10862 Bloomfield St.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(714) 816-3300

McGaugh Elementary
1698 Bolsa Ave.
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 799-4560

Rossmoor Elementary
3272 Shakespeare Dr.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 799-4520

Weaver Elementary
11872 Wembley Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 799-4580


McAuliffe Middle
4112 Cerritos Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(714) 816-3320

Oak Middle
10821 Oak St.,
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 799-4740


Laurel High
10291 Bloomfield St.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 799-4820

Los Alamitos High
3591 Cerritos Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 799-4780


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With Commitment to quality and excellence, the Los Alamitos Medical Center is a popular full-service medical facility that has been a part of the community for more than 40 years. Offering a complete array of medical programs and patient services, it’s no surprise that residents from nearly every surrounding community to Los Al flock to it for medical, preventative and maternity care services.

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At the intersection of community, elegance and dining, lies the Shops at Rossmoor. Conveniently located, the classic feel of The Shops offers something for everyone without having to get on the Freeway.


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The history of the Rossmoor area reflected the history of Los Alamitos until 1888. That was the year when Rancho Los Alamitos was divided among the heirs of John Bixby and his partners, I. W. Hellman and the J. Bixby Co. (from Rancho Los Cerritos). The Los Alamitos town area and the eastern portion of the Rancho Los Alamitos became part of the J. Bixby Company. The center of the rancho, with the ranch house and the area that we now call Rossmoor, belonged to the heirs of John Bixby, his widow, and his children, Fred and Susanna Bixby.

After the start of the Los Alamitos Sugar Co. and founding of the town in 1897, the area was used for raising sugar beets and other crops. Sugar beets, which were worked by tenant farmers, brought a fair income in good years. Many times during heavy winter rains the San Gabriel River and the Coyote Creek spilled over their banks and flooded the area. At the turn of the century, levee work was done on the river, mostly to keep it from meandering over the countryside.

This sugar beet factory was the first sugar beet factory in the county. Previously, it was located in Los Alamitos, in the region known as Rossmoor today. And sugar beets were huge in Orange County, dubbed at one point “the sugar bowl of the country.”

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.

Momentum Realty Group is proud to continue the Cortese tradition today with an innovative approach to meeting and exceeding the Real Estate needs of our clients.