Los Alamitos

Newcomers love its cultural heritage and educational excellence.

Welcome to Los Alamitos

Newcomers love its cultural heritage and educational excellence.

Los Alamitos, a charming city in Southern California, is a hidden gem known for its tight-knit communities and family-friendly atmosphere. Nestled within Orange County, this city boasts a variety of distinct neighborhoods. As a whole, Los Alamitos is celebrated for its strong sense of community, excellent schools, and a plethora of parks and recreational spaces.

What to Love

  • Excellent local schools
  • Friendly community
  • Walkable restaurants on Los Alamitos Blvd.

Local Lifestyle

Los Alamitos embraces a diverse local lifestyle, and neighborhoods like Rossmoor epitomize this diversity with their suburban tranquility. Rossmoor is renowned for spacious homes and excellent schools and provides a peaceful and family-friendly environment. Residents here enjoy tree-lined streets and a strong sense of community.

For seniors seeking a supportive and engaging environment, the Katella Senior Living Community stands out. This community caters to the needs of older adults, offering amenities and activities that promote well-being and social interaction. The residents benefit from a comfortable and enriching lifestyle.
 
Adding a distinctive touch to the community, the Join Forces Training Base Los Alamitos brings a military heritage to the area. This base serves as a strategic facility and fosters a connection with the broader history and values associated with military service. It enriches the local culture, making Los Alamitos a place where diverse lifestyles merge to create a vibrant and harmonious community.
 

Dining and Shopping

Discover a variety of dining and shopping experiences in Los Alamitos. The historic Los Alamitos Race Course offers an exciting day at the races, while St. Isidore Historical Plaza is a cultural landmark. Old Town Los Alamitos, a historic district, exudes small-town charm with tree-lined streets, quaint shops, and well-preserved architecture.
 
The local dining scene provides a mix of culinary delights to satisfy diverse tastes. Gourmet Pie & Cafe offers homestyle dishes and sweet treats. Original Fish Co. reels in seafood lovers with mesquite-broiled catches and a bustling atmosphere. Whether you seek elegant ambiance, casual comfort, or international flavors, Los Alamitos' diverse dining scene has something to tantalize every palate.

Entertainment and Things to Do

Los Alamitos provides ample entertainment and recreational options. Rush Park, with its playgrounds and green spaces, invites families to enjoy outdoor activities. Rossmoor Park offers a tranquil setting for relaxation and community events.

For a relaxed adventure, explore the scenic trails of the Los Alamitos Creek Trail or discover nature at the Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens. You can also attend a community play at the Ross Center Theater or catch local bands at The Blind Donkey in nearby Long Beach.

Schools

The Los Alamitos Unified School District boasts a legacy of academic excellence, consistently ranking among the top in California. Los Alamitos High School, its jewel, shines with a 100% graduation rate and boasts impressive AP participation and post-secondary enrollment. Offering diverse academic programs, top-notch facilities, and vibrant extracurricular activities, it's no wonder Los Alamitos attracts families seeking an exceptional educational experience for their children.

Overview for Los Alamitos, CA

11,780 people live in Los Alamitos, where the median age is 38.8 and the average individual income is $43,405. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,780

Total Population

38.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$43,405

Average individual Income

Around Los Alamitos, CA

There's plenty to do around Los Alamitos, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

26
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
39
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including IJKDC Combatives, Tom Hicks Baseball Camp, and United States Pro Scooters.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 2.73 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.73 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.36 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.96 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.69 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Los Alamitos, CA

Los Alamitos has 4,165 households, with an average household size of 2.79. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Los Alamitos do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,780 people call Los Alamitos home. The population density is 2,938.47 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,780

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.8

Median Age

47.83 / 52.17%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,165

Total Households

2.79

Average Household Size

$43,405

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Commute Time

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60+ Minutes

Schools in Los Alamitos, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Los Alamitos. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Los Alamitos Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Montessori Greenhouse Schools
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
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