Alamitos Heights – Neighborhood Description

Alamitos Heights Map

Alamitos Heights per the MLS is part the Belmont Heights tract. It is very similar in both price and style to the more widely know Belmont Heights area, but Alamitos Heights has more consistency and less diversity than Belmonts Heights, both in the style and types of properties as well as lot sizes. The price range is much more narrow and there are no duplexes, apartment buildings or condominiums sprinkled throughout the tract as in Belmont Heights.

While Belmont Heights can vary widely in terms of price, with the more affordable areas being farther west or north, with the exception of Bluff Park and Carroll Park, and at the upper end of price on the southeast Estate section of Belmont Heights, near Belmont Shore. Alamitos Heights in general is neither as affordable as the cheapest properties of Belmont Heights, nor quite as expensive as the Estate section of Belmont Heights.

Alamitos Heights offers a quieter feel a little more removed from the beach. Lots are typically 50 x 130 deep, with the following exceptions: 1) there are 1/2 lots that are 25′ wide towards the southern end of the tract around Colorado Street, and shallower lots on Manila (sides Bellflower Blvd), and the east side of Winslow (which backs Manila) which are only 82′ deep. There are the occasional larger lots which are usually 60′ or 75′ wide.

Locationally, all things considered being the same, south of 7th street does add value, however a golf course view on Santiago Ave would more than makes up for this. There are also considerations regarding Pacific Coast Hwy or 7th street adjacent locations which would negatively impact the desirability.

There are certainly a variety of homes styles with no predominate builder, so the tract would definitely be considered a custom tract. There are a smattering of older homes built in the 1920’s and 1930’s, but the bulk of homes on the larger lots were built between the late 1930’s and mostly before 1980. It is the rare newer homes on full size lots can bring in maximum value, while some of the older 1960’s homes built on 25′ wide lots are the most affordable. The homes on the 25′ wide lots were mostly built in the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s. In this category, it is the newer 1980’s homes that have both more size and architectural appeal and hence will sell for more.

There are two newer tracts adjacent to Alamitos Heigths worth noting, Bayshore and Windward. The Bayshore tract was built in 2001 and has lot sizes around 3,600sf – 4,200sf and the pricier Windward tract built in 2000 has larger lots and homes, some with park views. In addition Windward is gated.

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