7.4 out of 10

Donovan Rd, Rossmoor

33.7968897194312 -118.079871026287
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"This community is in its own world"

When I first tried to look for the community of Rossmoor there was some confusion as to whether it was actually a part of Los Alamitos. I learned that Rossmoor is actually an unincorporated community, much like my own community of Ladera Ranch. It neighbors the cities of Los Alamitos and Seal Beach. The 3,500 home community is encased in a distinctive red brick wall visible from the 605 freeway, so it can be easily located.

Once inside the walls I discovered a beautiful and secluded world in of itself, fully self contained as far as schools, parks, shops and many other amenities. The homes were mostly of early 1960’s tract style, but very neat with luscious landscapes. Many of the homes have been renovated or even rebuilt with more contemporary designs.

Rossmoor is home to the blue ribbon Los Alamitos High Schools and also the Orange County School for the Arts. There are at least five elementary schools scattered throughout the community.

It has a small town feel with its tree lined streets, yet it sits among many big town entertainment venues such as the Los Alamitos Race Course and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. Heck, the week before our visit, there was a filming of the TV show, Glee in one of the neighborhoods. With the beach just 20 minutes away and the South Coast Plaza freeway close, everything seems to be at their doorstep.

Rossmoor residents needn’t travel far for their shopping needs because they have the Rossmoor Shopping Center and Rossmoor Village Shops right within their community, a walking distance for many.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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Donovan Rd

"This community is in its own world"
33.7968897194312 -118.079871026287

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