Rossmoor – Neighborhood Description

Rossmoor Neighborhood Map

Rossmoor is the perfect example of why living in a neighborhood with larger lots can make a difference. Yes, certainly Los Alamitos has a good school district and is closer to the beach. But the original homes are, well…. frankly quite unexciting by today’s standards. The original tract homes were built between 1956 and 1961. Compared to homes of this vintage, I have seen nicer original tract homes. The original Rossmoor homes are slab homes, while other homes built in this era, such as the Whaley built Jr Executive homes or the La Marina Estate tract are have raised foundations and are more appealing.

But Rossmoor has large 8,000+sf lots, nice winding streets, lots of parks, schools and facilities, so it is the ideal place to build our your McMansion or improve the existing structure. Over the last 20 years, the look of your average Rossmoor home has improved dramatically. The original homes have been rebuilt and remodeled with many compete redo’s or tear downs through out the neighborhood. You can tell there has been a lot of price and money put into the neighborhood.

Rossmoor is very kid friendly. With the good schools and quiet winding streets, Rossmoor is a neighborhood where people like to raise children. Rossmoor is also a very large tract with about 3,000 homes, so finding the right one is usually not a problems as compared to other smaller areas where inventory can be limited.

Factors that affect value in Rossmoor beyond the quality of the structure, are the location and lot size, with an emphasis on location. Freeway noise can be a problem for the first couple of streets east of the 605 and north of the 405. A prized possession would be an interior location on a street with little traffic on a large lot with no freeway noise. Some of the original models are more desirable than others but a quite location within Rossmoor trumps all.

We invite your call, should you have any questions about the homes currently for sale or recently sold.