Westminister

Westminster was founded in 1870 by Rev. Lemuel Webber as a Presbyterian temperance colony. The name is derived from the Westminster Assembly of 1643, which established the basic tenets of the Presbyterian faith. During the early years of its history, farmers refused to harvest grapes since they associated grapes with alcohol.

Westminster was incorporated in 1957, at which time it had 10,755 residents. Originally, the city was named Tri-City because it was the amalgamation of three cities: Westminster, Barber City, and Midway City. Midway City ultimately refused incorporation, leaving only Barber City to be absorbed into the newly incorporated Westminster. The former Barber City was located in the western portion of the current city of Westminster.

Westminster is landlocked and bordered by Seal Beach on the west, by Garden Grove on the north and east, and by Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley on the south. Santa Ana, the county seat of Orange County, is right next to Westminster on the east but is divided by a small part of Garden Grove.

Westminster borders the unincorporated area of Midway City, except for a small portion where Midway City borders Huntington Beach on the south.

A large number of Vietnamese refugees immigrated to the city during the 1980s, settling largely in an area now officially named Little Saigon, and the city is unofficially known as the "capital" of overseas Vietnamese with 36,058 Vietnamese Americans and at 40.2% (2010), the highest municipal prevalence of Vietnamese Americans.

Westminster won the All-America City Award in 1996.

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$649,000
Westminster, CA
3
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of Global Home Realty CAREG
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$649,990
Westminster, CA
4
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Lion Heart Realty CAREG
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$899,900
Westminster, CA
5
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Platinum 1 Real Estate CAREG
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$724,999
Westminster, CA
4
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of First Team Real Estate CAREG
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$409,000
Westminster, CA
2
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX College Park Realty CAREG
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