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4121 Farquhar Ave
4121 Farquhar Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA | Apartment Row
3 Bedrooms
$2,995
1725 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:00 PM
NEWLY RENOVATED 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath home. Spacious living room with gas burning fireplace, large master bedroom, private courtyard and backyard. Insulated double garage. New simulated wood floor, new paint, upgraded kitchen with granite countertops.
1 Unit Available
11091 Noel Street #2 - 1
11091 Noel Street
Los Alamitos, CA | Apartment Row
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
1635 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:00 PM
Beautiful Los Alamitos 3 bedroom + Loft and 2 1/2 Bath detached townhouse. Entering through the double door entry into spacious living room with large windows and high ceilings. Through to the kitchen with granite countertops and white cabinets.
1 Unit Available
4311 Green Avenue
4311 Green Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA | Apartment Row
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,200
700 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:07 PM
This upstairs, front unit, features 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, a freshly painted interior, gas fireplace, air conditioning, stove, balcony, 1 parking space, 1 car garage and a common laundry room.
1 Unit Available
3311 Sausalito St
3311 Sausalito Street
Los Alamitos, CA | Los Alamitos
2 Bedrooms
$3,495
1326 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:07 PM
A Great opportunity to live in one of Los Alamitos's newest community, Oak Walk. It is approximately 1,400 SqFt and has 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, a large Living Room with Balcony. This condo is an corner unit with a direct access 2 car garage.
1 Unit Available
3531 FARQUHAR AVE
3531 Farquhar Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA | Apartment Row
1 Bedroom
$1,595
471 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
3531 FARQUHAR APARTMENT IN LOS ALAMITOS - Property Id: 386017 COMPLETE REBUILT/REMODELED APARTMENT COMPLEX IN THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS. 3531 FARQUHAR APARTEMTNT PRESENT, 1 BED+1BATH, 471 LIVING SQFT, ALL GROUND LEVEL WITH SECURITY GATE.
1 Unit Available
10888 Walnut St
10888 Walnut St
Los Alamitos, CA | Old Town West
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
880 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 08:05 AM
Very nice area in highly demanded Los Alamitos School district. near 605 freeway and 405 & 22 Freeway , Nice upstairs unit with down stairs garage. 4 units total in complex.
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15 Units Available
Casa Grande Apartments
4455 Casa Grande Circle
Cypress, CA | Cypress
1 Bedroom
$1,805
712 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,014
945 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,024
1150 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:37 PM
Within a 20-acre, forested area minutes from area businesses, schools and parks. On-site business center, resort-style spa, fitness area and complimentary refreshments. Gourmet kitchens and fireplaces in some units.
1 Unit Available
4048 Orange Avenue - 1
4048 Orange Avenue
Cypress, CA | Cypress
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
1746 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:00 PM
Spacious 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom rental available in the heart of Cypress.
1 Unit Available
10545 Acorn Place
10545 Acorn Pl
Rossmoor, CA | Rossmoor
2 Bedrooms
$3,550
1326 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:07 PM
A wonderful opportunity to live in one of Los Alamitos's newest community, Oak Walk. It is approximately 1.400 SqFt and has 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, a large Living Room with Balcony. This condo is an corner unit with a direct access 2 car garage.
1 Unit Available
3352 Cortese Drive
3352 Cortese Drive
Rossmoor, CA | Rossmoor
4 Bedrooms
$4,500
1650 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:07 PM
Beautiful Four Bedroom Home in Prime Rossmoor Location! This home features Newer Kitchen Appliances, Kitchen Island, & Kitchen Pantry; Spacious Living Room with Fireplace and Picture Windows; Four Separate Bedrooms, including Master Suite.
1 Unit Available
21906 Belshire Avenue
21906 Belshire Avenue
Hawaiian Gardens, CA | Hawaiian Gardens
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
887 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:07 PM
Clean and charming condo upstairs end unit.2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage, master bedroom w/walk-in closet, upgraded kitchen cabinets with granite countertops. Central air/heating units.
1 Unit Available
5781 Richmond Ave.
5781 Richmond Avenue
Garden Grove, CA | West Garden Grove
4 Bedrooms
$3,295
1553 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
5781 Richmond Ave.
1 Unit Available
7890 E. Spring St. #19A
7890 East Spring Street
Long Beach, CA | The Lakes
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,775
684 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
Desirable 1 bedroom condo in Long Beach! - Seeking a private upper level remodeled condo in a gated community with lush landscaping and tranquil lakes? Then look no further! New paint and wood laminate flooring throughout make this condo stand out.
1 Unit Available
3116 Bostonian Dr.
3116 Bostonian Drive
Rossmoor, CA | Rossmoor
4 Bedrooms
$3,700
1619 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
3116 Bostonian Dr. Available 12/16/20 Charming Rossmoor/Los Alamitos Home - Location, Location, Location….This lovely Rossmoor home situated in award-winning Los Alamitos School District, features 4 bedrooms and 1 and ¾ bath.
1 Unit Available
1848 Stevely Avenue
1848 Stevely Avenue
Long Beach, CA | El Dorado Park South
4 Bedrooms
$3,075
1510 sqft
Last updated June 25 at 05:37 PM
4 bedrooms 1.75 baths Updated Kitchen Laundry Hook-ups in kitchen Huge backyard Detached 2-car garage Lot 8,460 sqft To apply online, please visit our website www.wrateam.com. **Please inquire before applying to ensure you meet requirements.
1 Unit Available
11932 WALLINGSFORD ROAD
11932 Wallingsford Road
Rossmoor, CA | Rossmoor
3 Bedrooms
$3,195
1415 sqft
Last updated April 9 at 11:23 AM
Rossmoor: 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home With Family Room - Rossmoor: 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home, Family Room, Kitchen With Wall Oven, Cook Top, Dishwasher, Separate Dining, Brick Fireplace, A/C, Vertical Blinds, Laundry Hook-Ups, Double Car Garage With Opener,
1 Unit Available
9545 Via Entrada
9545 via Entrada
Cypress, CA | Cypress
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
1587 sqft
Last updated August 16 at 10:37 PM
3 bed 2,5 town home located in quiet area of cypress close to schools****Laminate flooring through out ****Remodeled kitchen with dinning area***large living room with recessed lights ****two car garage with laundry hook up ****Solar panels to save
Results within 5 miles of Los Alamitos
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6 Units Available
Bay Hill Apartments
3801 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA | Traffic Circle
1 Bedroom
$2,493
772 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,633
1084 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 08:42 PM
Yards from Los Alamitos Circle and Community Hospital of Long Beach. Modern apartments with luxury kitchen, furniture, patio/balcony, and private laundry. Residents have use of a pool, sauna, and hot tub.
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12 Units Available
Hathaway
3500 Hathaway Ave
Long Beach, CA | Traffic Circle
1 Bedroom
$1,895
535 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,305
873 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 08:42 PM
Just minutes from Long Beach. Pet-friendly apartment community boasts stunning mountain and city views. Floor plans feature spacious closets and private balconies. On-site amenities include two swimming pools, reserved covered car parking and laundry facilities.
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7 Units Available
Whiffle Tree Apartment Homes
6200 Edinger Ave
Huntington Beach, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,700
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
925 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 07:38 PM
Welcome to Whiffle Tree Apartment Homes in Huntington Beach! We offer newly renovated spacious one, two and three bedroom apartment homes. Our community is nearby shopping, dining, schools and medical services.
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6 Units Available
The Landing at Long Beach
1613 Ximeno Ave
Long Beach, CA | Traffic Circle
1 Bedroom
$2,100
522 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
862 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:37 PM
Due to Covid-19 Our Leasing office is open by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please Call 562-242-0191 or Email TheLandinglb.cd@fpimgt.com or TheLandinglb.assist@fpimgt.
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17 Units Available
Ocean Breeze Villas
6401 Warner Ave
Huntington Beach, CA | Goldenwest
1 Bedroom
$1,900
759 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,005
942 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,878
1276 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:37 PM
Located on Warner Avenue with easy access to the 405 Freeway and PCH. One-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans with gourmet kitchens, huge closets and vertical blinds. Community features a pool and gym.
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31 Units Available
Aria
12611 Artesia Blvd
Cerritos, CA | Cerritos
Studio
$2,367
611 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,457
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,010
1175 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:37 PM
Close to Los Cerritos Center. Apartments feature entryways with seating, gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances, living areas with plank flooring and bathrooms with large soaking tubs. On-site karaoke room, fitness center and sky lounge.
Verified
17 Units Available
Cerritos Apartments
18944 Vickie Ave
Cerritos, CA | Cerritos
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,861
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,207
912 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:37 PM
Near local elementary school and parks, and close to Highway 91. One- to two-bedroom apartments come with hardwood floors and carpeting, air conditioning, walk-in closets and open floor plans. Community pool, gym, playground and laundry.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Los Alamitos. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles City College, University of Southern California, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles.
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City Guide

Los Alamitos
Los Alamitos means "the little cottonwoods" in Spanish, and the area takes its name from the clusters of cottonwoods Spanish explorers found here over 200 years ago. Don't let the diminutive name fool you -- this city is small but part of the vast LA-OC metropolitan area.
Los Alamitos means "the little cottonwoods" in Spanish, and the area takes its name from the clusters of cottonwoods Spanish explorers found here over 200 years ago. Don't let the diminutive name fool you -- this city is small but part of the vast LA-OC metropolitan area.

A city with plenty of military history (and present), Los Alamitos is home to over 11,400 residents and is hugged by the 405, 605, and 22 freeways. South of Cypress, north of Seal Beach, Los Alamitos is perfectly situated to take advantage of the best of Orange County and Los Angeles. If you're looking for an apartment to rent, Los Alamitos might be the place for you.

Moving to Los Alamitos

The greater Los Angeles-Orange County area's housing rat race is pretty well known. A lot of people live here. A lot of people still want to move here -- and that includes Los Alamitos. That said, while this is a popular, well-established city, you shouldn't need to plan too far ahead to secure your new digs.

The weather is typically SoCal, in that it's warm except for when it's hot. Natives will say it's cold in the winter and Midwesterners will work to resist the urge to slap them silly. There will always be traffic on the surrounding freeways and people will always be headed to the OC's theme parks (you'll be just about 20 minutes from that mouse's house in Anaheim).

As in any city, landlords in Los Alamitos will expect to see your credit history, proof of insurance, references, and enough cash to cover your first and last months' rent and the security deposit (and pets usually up the ante).

Moving to Los Alamitos
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The greater Los Angeles-Orange County area's housing rat race is pretty well known. A lot of people live here. A lot of people still want to move here -- and that includes Los Alamitos. That said, while this is a popular, well-established city, you shouldn't need to plan too far ahead to secure your new digs.

The weather is typically SoCal, in that it's warm except for when it's hot. Natives will say it's cold in the winter and Midwesterners will work to resist the urge to slap them silly. There will always be traffic on the surrounding freeways and people will always be headed to the OC's theme parks (you'll be just about 20 minutes from that mouse's house in Anaheim).

As in any city, landlords in Los Alamitos will expect to see your credit history, proof of insurance, references, and enough cash to cover your first and last months' rent and the security deposit (and pets usually up the ante).

Neighborhoods in Los Alamitos

The classic California ranch style home was born here and still dots the landscape with amazing frequency. Of course, there are also plenty more modern developments here and rental homes or rental apartments are widely available. Here are some neighborhoods to check out:

Carrier Row: Thanks to the concentration of military industry and personnel in the area, this neighborhood features streets named after World War II aircraft carriers. This neighborhood lies just south of Katella Avenue and features nearly exclusively detached homes, so this is a great place to look for rental houses. Bonus: there's a golf course conveniently located for links-lovers.

Royal Oak: Located along the northwestern edge of town. this neighborhood is close to great parks, has easy freeway access, and is a good place to look for condo rentals or an apartment to rent.

Old Ranch: Situated along highway 22 on Los Alamitos's southern border, Old Ranch provides residents with easy coastal access and is next door to the popular and large Old Ranch Golf Course. Rental properties here are typically detached homes or townhouses.

Neighborhoods in Los Alamitos
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The classic California ranch style home was born here and still dots the landscape with amazing frequency. Of course, there are also plenty more modern developments here and rental homes or rental apartments are widely available. Here are some neighborhoods to check out:

Carrier Row: Thanks to the concentration of military industry and personnel in the area, this neighborhood features streets named after World War II aircraft carriers. This neighborhood lies just south of Katella Avenue and features nearly exclusively detached homes, so this is a great place to look for rental houses. Bonus: there's a golf course conveniently located for links-lovers.

Royal Oak: Located along the northwestern edge of town. this neighborhood is close to great parks, has easy freeway access, and is a good place to look for condo rentals or an apartment to rent.

Old Ranch: Situated along highway 22 on Los Alamitos's southern border, Old Ranch provides residents with easy coastal access and is next door to the popular and large Old Ranch Golf Course. Rental properties here are typically detached homes or townhouses.

Living in Los Alamitos

As with most land in Southern California, Los Alamitos was once part of a sprawling Mexican land grant, Rancho Los Alamitos. Sugar beets were the prime agricultural output of the area until insects killed the industry in the first half of the 20th century. The next industry to move in: aviation.

The Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base is a major feature of this city. You probably shouldn't hate airplanes if you want to live here: the base is home to the Los Alamitos Army Airfield. In fact, 48% of Los Alamitos's area is occupied by the base. What's left is a pleasant balance of residences and amenities.

You should never be bored, have trouble finding somewhere to eat, or be unable to find a desired store when you live in Los Alamitos. This city is very much part of a greater region with everything you could ever possibly need.

Within city limits, retail confines itself mostly to Katella Avenue -- a major Orange County artery that will take you all the way to Disneyland if you keep heading east. Big box retail is just outside city limits in the community of Rossmoor, at the aptly named The Shops At Rossmoor.

Pack the clubs if you're moving to Los Alamitos; for a city this small there is a surprising amount of land occupied by golf courses. Old Ranch Golf Course is in the southern end of the city, and the appropriately named Cruiser Course and Destroyer Course are part of Navy Golf Course -- open to the public -- which features a full-service golf club that's been recently updated.

Aside from those greens, Los Alamitos offers plenty of other open space as well. The city boasts nine parks, ranging from a tiny quarter-acre in Soroptimist Park to the sprawling 14-acre Oak Site with its lit sports fields (baseball and soccer), volleyball and basketball courts. If you need something even bigger, El Dorado East Regional Park in neighboring Long Beach is just a few blocks from Los Alamitos city limits. With docks for both model boats and real boats, a train ride, tree groves, water features, picnic areas, shelters, and playgrounds, it's a shady oasis in the midst of this suburban jungle.

When the shopping and golfing and recreating make you hungry, head to one of the many local dining options -- mostly concentrated at Katella Avenue and Los Alamitos Boulevard. Self-described "mellow spot" Polly's Pies offers classic American fare. Seafood lovers should try the Original Fish Company. The Rossmoor area offers more dining options -- plenty of chains, fast food, and local joints from which to choose.

When this slightly inland city gets too hot, the beach is a short 11-minute drive south. Seal Beach is the only thing between Los Alamitos and the water and offers quintessential beachfront amenities: a pier, restaurants, boutique shops, and great people-watching.

Residents of Los Alamitos have a relatively easy commute to major Orange County cities like Irvine and Anaheim, as well as into Long Beach and Los Angeles to the north. The nearest major airport is Long Beach (though LAX gives you the full array of national and international destinations). Los Alamitos gets decent walkability scores within its boundaries, but realistically, this is car country; you'll need your wheels while you're here and not just while you're looking for rental properties.

Living in Los Alamitos
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As with most land in Southern California, Los Alamitos was once part of a sprawling Mexican land grant, Rancho Los Alamitos. Sugar beets were the prime agricultural output of the area until insects killed the industry in the first half of the 20th century. The next industry to move in: aviation.

The Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base is a major feature of this city. You probably shouldn't hate airplanes if you want to live here: the base is home to the Los Alamitos Army Airfield. In fact, 48% of Los Alamitos's area is occupied by the base. What's left is a pleasant balance of residences and amenities.

You should never be bored, have trouble finding somewhere to eat, or be unable to find a desired store when you live in Los Alamitos. This city is very much part of a greater region with everything you could ever possibly need.

Within city limits, retail confines itself mostly to Katella Avenue -- a major Orange County artery that will take you all the way to Disneyland if you keep heading east. Big box retail is just outside city limits in the community of Rossmoor, at the aptly named The Shops At Rossmoor.

Pack the clubs if you're moving to Los Alamitos; for a city this small there is a surprising amount of land occupied by golf courses. Old Ranch Golf Course is in the southern end of the city, and the appropriately named Cruiser Course and Destroyer Course are part of Navy Golf Course -- open to the public -- which features a full-service golf club that's been recently updated.

Aside from those greens, Los Alamitos offers plenty of other open space as well. The city boasts nine parks, ranging from a tiny quarter-acre in Soroptimist Park to the sprawling 14-acre Oak Site with its lit sports fields (baseball and soccer), volleyball and basketball courts. If you need something even bigger, El Dorado East Regional Park in neighboring Long Beach is just a few blocks from Los Alamitos city limits. With docks for both model boats and real boats, a train ride, tree groves, water features, picnic areas, shelters, and playgrounds, it's a shady oasis in the midst of this suburban jungle.

When the shopping and golfing and recreating make you hungry, head to one of the many local dining options -- mostly concentrated at Katella Avenue and Los Alamitos Boulevard. Self-described "mellow spot" Polly's Pies offers classic American fare. Seafood lovers should try the Original Fish Company. The Rossmoor area offers more dining options -- plenty of chains, fast food, and local joints from which to choose.

When this slightly inland city gets too hot, the beach is a short 11-minute drive south. Seal Beach is the only thing between Los Alamitos and the water and offers quintessential beachfront amenities: a pier, restaurants, boutique shops, and great people-watching.

Residents of Los Alamitos have a relatively easy commute to major Orange County cities like Irvine and Anaheim, as well as into Long Beach and Los Angeles to the north. The nearest major airport is Long Beach (though LAX gives you the full array of national and international destinations). Los Alamitos gets decent walkability scores within its boundaries, but realistically, this is car country; you'll need your wheels while you're here and not just while you're looking for rental properties.

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City Guide

Los Alamitos
Los Alamitos means "the little cottonwoods" in Spanish, and the area takes its name from the clusters of cottonwoods Spanish explorers found here over 200 years ago. Don't let the diminutive name fool you -- this city is small but part of the vast LA-OC metropolitan area.
Los Alamitos means "the little cottonwoods" in Spanish, and the area takes its name from the clusters of cottonwoods Spanish explorers found here over 200 years ago. Don't let the diminutive name fool you -- this city is small but part of the vast LA-OC metropolitan area.

A city with plenty of military history (and present), Los Alamitos is home to over 11,400 residents and is hugged by the 405, 605, and 22 freeways. South of Cypress, north of Seal Beach, Los Alamitos is perfectly situated to take advantage of the best of Orange County and Los Angeles. If you're looking for an apartment to rent, Los Alamitos might be the place for you.

Moving to Los Alamitos

The greater Los Angeles-Orange County area's housing rat race is pretty well known. A lot of people live here. A lot of people still want to move here -- and that includes Los Alamitos. That said, while this is a popular, well-established city, you shouldn't need to plan too far ahead to secure your new digs.

The weather is typically SoCal, in that it's warm except for when it's hot. Natives will say it's cold in the winter and Midwesterners will work to resist the urge to slap them silly. There will always be traffic on the surrounding freeways and people will always be headed to the OC's theme parks (you'll be just about 20 minutes from that mouse's house in Anaheim).

As in any city, landlords in Los Alamitos will expect to see your credit history, proof of insurance, references, and enough cash to cover your first and last months' rent and the security deposit (and pets usually up the ante).

Moving to Los Alamitos
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The greater Los Angeles-Orange County area's housing rat race is pretty well known. A lot of people live here. A lot of people still want to move here -- and that includes Los Alamitos. That said, while this is a popular, well-established city, you shouldn't need to plan too far ahead to secure your new digs.

The weather is typically SoCal, in that it's warm except for when it's hot. Natives will say it's cold in the winter and Midwesterners will work to resist the urge to slap them silly. There will always be traffic on the surrounding freeways and people will always be headed to the OC's theme parks (you'll be just about 20 minutes from that mouse's house in Anaheim).

As in any city, landlords in Los Alamitos will expect to see your credit history, proof of insurance, references, and enough cash to cover your first and last months' rent and the security deposit (and pets usually up the ante).

Neighborhoods in Los Alamitos

The classic California ranch style home was born here and still dots the landscape with amazing frequency. Of course, there are also plenty more modern developments here and rental homes or rental apartments are widely available. Here are some neighborhoods to check out:

Carrier Row: Thanks to the concentration of military industry and personnel in the area, this neighborhood features streets named after World War II aircraft carriers. This neighborhood lies just south of Katella Avenue and features nearly exclusively detached homes, so this is a great place to look for rental houses. Bonus: there's a golf course conveniently located for links-lovers.

Royal Oak: Located along the northwestern edge of town. this neighborhood is close to great parks, has easy freeway access, and is a good place to look for condo rentals or an apartment to rent.

Old Ranch: Situated along highway 22 on Los Alamitos's southern border, Old Ranch provides residents with easy coastal access and is next door to the popular and large Old Ranch Golf Course. Rental properties here are typically detached homes or townhouses.

Neighborhoods in Los Alamitos
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The classic California ranch style home was born here and still dots the landscape with amazing frequency. Of course, there are also plenty more modern developments here and rental homes or rental apartments are widely available. Here are some neighborhoods to check out:

Carrier Row: Thanks to the concentration of military industry and personnel in the area, this neighborhood features streets named after World War II aircraft carriers. This neighborhood lies just south of Katella Avenue and features nearly exclusively detached homes, so this is a great place to look for rental houses. Bonus: there's a golf course conveniently located for links-lovers.

Royal Oak: Located along the northwestern edge of town. this neighborhood is close to great parks, has easy freeway access, and is a good place to look for condo rentals or an apartment to rent.

Old Ranch: Situated along highway 22 on Los Alamitos's southern border, Old Ranch provides residents with easy coastal access and is next door to the popular and large Old Ranch Golf Course. Rental properties here are typically detached homes or townhouses.

Living in Los Alamitos

As with most land in Southern California, Los Alamitos was once part of a sprawling Mexican land grant, Rancho Los Alamitos. Sugar beets were the prime agricultural output of the area until insects killed the industry in the first half of the 20th century. The next industry to move in: aviation.

The Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base is a major feature of this city. You probably shouldn't hate airplanes if you want to live here: the base is home to the Los Alamitos Army Airfield. In fact, 48% of Los Alamitos's area is occupied by the base. What's left is a pleasant balance of residences and amenities.

You should never be bored, have trouble finding somewhere to eat, or be unable to find a desired store when you live in Los Alamitos. This city is very much part of a greater region with everything you could ever possibly need.

Within city limits, retail confines itself mostly to Katella Avenue -- a major Orange County artery that will take you all the way to Disneyland if you keep heading east. Big box retail is just outside city limits in the community of Rossmoor, at the aptly named The Shops At Rossmoor.

Pack the clubs if you're moving to Los Alamitos; for a city this small there is a surprising amount of land occupied by golf courses. Old Ranch Golf Course is in the southern end of the city, and the appropriately named Cruiser Course and Destroyer Course are part of Navy Golf Course -- open to the public -- which features a full-service golf club that's been recently updated.

Aside from those greens, Los Alamitos offers plenty of other open space as well. The city boasts nine parks, ranging from a tiny quarter-acre in Soroptimist Park to the sprawling 14-acre Oak Site with its lit sports fields (baseball and soccer), volleyball and basketball courts. If you need something even bigger, El Dorado East Regional Park in neighboring Long Beach is just a few blocks from Los Alamitos city limits. With docks for both model boats and real boats, a train ride, tree groves, water features, picnic areas, shelters, and playgrounds, it's a shady oasis in the midst of this suburban jungle.

When the shopping and golfing and recreating make you hungry, head to one of the many local dining options -- mostly concentrated at Katella Avenue and Los Alamitos Boulevard. Self-described "mellow spot" Polly's Pies offers classic American fare. Seafood lovers should try the Original Fish Company. The Rossmoor area offers more dining options -- plenty of chains, fast food, and local joints from which to choose.

When this slightly inland city gets too hot, the beach is a short 11-minute drive south. Seal Beach is the only thing between Los Alamitos and the water and offers quintessential beachfront amenities: a pier, restaurants, boutique shops, and great people-watching.

Residents of Los Alamitos have a relatively easy commute to major Orange County cities like Irvine and Anaheim, as well as into Long Beach and Los Angeles to the north. The nearest major airport is Long Beach (though LAX gives you the full array of national and international destinations). Los Alamitos gets decent walkability scores within its boundaries, but realistically, this is car country; you'll need your wheels while you're here and not just while you're looking for rental properties.

Living in Los Alamitos
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As with most land in Southern California, Los Alamitos was once part of a sprawling Mexican land grant, Rancho Los Alamitos. Sugar beets were the prime agricultural output of the area until insects killed the industry in the first half of the 20th century. The next industry to move in: aviation.

The Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base is a major feature of this city. You probably shouldn't hate airplanes if you want to live here: the base is home to the Los Alamitos Army Airfield. In fact, 48% of Los Alamitos's area is occupied by the base. What's left is a pleasant balance of residences and amenities.

You should never be bored, have trouble finding somewhere to eat, or be unable to find a desired store when you live in Los Alamitos. This city is very much part of a greater region with everything you could ever possibly need.

Within city limits, retail confines itself mostly to Katella Avenue -- a major Orange County artery that will take you all the way to Disneyland if you keep heading east. Big box retail is just outside city limits in the community of Rossmoor, at the aptly named The Shops At Rossmoor.

Pack the clubs if you're moving to Los Alamitos; for a city this small there is a surprising amount of land occupied by golf courses. Old Ranch Golf Course is in the southern end of the city, and the appropriately named Cruiser Course and Destroyer Course are part of Navy Golf Course -- open to the public -- which features a full-service golf club that's been recently updated.

Aside from those greens, Los Alamitos offers plenty of other open space as well. The city boasts nine parks, ranging from a tiny quarter-acre in Soroptimist Park to the sprawling 14-acre Oak Site with its lit sports fields (baseball and soccer), volleyball and basketball courts. If you need something even bigger, El Dorado East Regional Park in neighboring Long Beach is just a few blocks from Los Alamitos city limits. With docks for both model boats and real boats, a train ride, tree groves, water features, picnic areas, shelters, and playgrounds, it's a shady oasis in the midst of this suburban jungle.

When the shopping and golfing and recreating make you hungry, head to one of the many local dining options -- mostly concentrated at Katella Avenue and Los Alamitos Boulevard. Self-described "mellow spot" Polly's Pies offers classic American fare. Seafood lovers should try the Original Fish Company. The Rossmoor area offers more dining options -- plenty of chains, fast food, and local joints from which to choose.

When this slightly inland city gets too hot, the beach is a short 11-minute drive south. Seal Beach is the only thing between Los Alamitos and the water and offers quintessential beachfront amenities: a pier, restaurants, boutique shops, and great people-watching.

Residents of Los Alamitos have a relatively easy commute to major Orange County cities like Irvine and Anaheim, as well as into Long Beach and Los Angeles to the north. The nearest major airport is Long Beach (though LAX gives you the full array of national and international destinations). Los Alamitos gets decent walkability scores within its boundaries, but realistically, this is car country; you'll need your wheels while you're here and not just while you're looking for rental properties.