Westminster is a bedroom community in west central Orange County. The City offers a location close to Los Angeles, Orange County and Long Beach Beaches and all Orange County has to offer. It is bordered by Seal Beach to the West, Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley to the South and Garden Grove to the North and East.
Westminster has a large Vietnamese population which has grown over the years since the early 1970's. This large Vietnamese has grown to the point that a large section of the city is now known as Little Saigon. Little Saigon offers shops and other businesses which cater to the local Vietnamese population.
Beyond the small business typical of any Orange County city, the city does not have any large employers. The 405 dissects the City of Westminster which provides for easy access to the major employment hubs of Los Angeles and Irvine/Newport Beach.
The city is served by multiple school districts from its bordering cities including, the Garden Grove Unified School District, Huntington Beach Unified School District and the Ocean View Unified School district, which also serves Huntington Beach. The Westminster Unified School District is the primary school district for the city.