Introduction to Los Alamitos, California
Los Alamitos, California, in Orange county, is 3 miles S of Cerritos, California and 7 miles E of Long Beach, California. Part of the surrounding Orange County metro area, Los Alamitos is home to some 11,536 residents.
Los Alamitos History
Los Alamitos was originally an Indian village inhabited by the Puvu Indians. The land was explored by Gaspar De Portola and his team in 1769. John Bixby of the Rancho Los Alamitos purchased the land that is today Los Alamitos, and the deal was financed by his cousins and banker I.W. Hellman. John died in 1888 and the ranch was divided between the three owning families. During the mid 1890s, the Bixbys contracted with Montana silver baron William A. Clark and provided the land to build a new sugar beet factory. Subsequently, the town of Los Alamitos was incorporated in 1960.
Los Alamitos and nearby Attractions
- El Dorado Nature Center
- Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens
- Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site
Things To Do In Los Alamitos
The city of Los Alamitos features a number of recreational activities. Apart from its shopping centers and restaurants, it also offers race course, golf courses, swimming facilities, children's playgrounds and baseball fields.
Los Alamitos Transportation
Long Beach Airport is in close proximity to Los Alamitos, as the most local major airport.
Los Alamitos Higher Education
Cypress College serves the city.