Rossmoor 50th Anniversary Parade
Rossmoor is an unincorporated area and census-designated place located in Orange County, California. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 10,298. The gated Leisure World retirement community in the city of Seal Beach is to the south of Rossmoor, Los Alamitos is to the east and north, and Long Beach is to the west (on the other side of the San Gabriel River, the 605 freeway and the border with Los Angeles County). Rossmoor Center, the local shopping center, is in the city of Seal Beach.
The Rossmoor community was developed by Ross W. Cortese's development company, the Rossmoor Corporation, which also developed the nearby Leisure World gated retirement community in Seal Beach. The Rossmoor community is easy to recognize because of its red brick "signature wall" that borders the entire unincorporated community. It is a signature of the Rossmoor community that differentiates it from neighboring Los Alamitos and Seal Beach.
There are 3,430 single family homes and 1 condominium complex within Rossmoor. Many middle class working professionals call Rossmoor home. While it is more upscale than surrounding Los Alamitos, Garden Grove, and Long Beach, it is still less affluent than other parts of the county notably in east Orange County, and south Orange County
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