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In typical Orange County, California style, Fullerton was once home to Valencia orange groves among other citrus crops. In 1894, Charles Chapman, a descendant of legendary apple tree planter ‘Johnny Appleseed’, bought an orange grove in Fullerton. Chapman’s purchase proved fruitful, and shortly after Fullerton was home to more orange groves than any other town in the country. Fullerton did not just stop at oranges: the fertile climate led to the growth of avocados and walnuts, making Fullerton a busy agricultural center. The 1920’s discovery of oil in Fullerton led to the construction of many of the city’s most beautiful buildings. With a population of over 130,000 citizens today, Fullerton is now far more than orange groves and oil fields — it is a vibrant community just 25 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

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Though Fullerton is an excellent home base for workers employed in Los Angeles, the city boasts many employers of its own. The Fullerton division of California State University employs nearly 4,000 educators, administrators, and support staff, while the St. Jude Medical Group and Raytheon both have thousands of employees on their payrolls. Fullerton College and the Fullerton School District are also large employers in the city, and each organization employs over 1,000 workers. Education is important in Fullerton and the Fullerton School District boasts over 24 public schools. Legendary Sunny Hills High School is one of Fullerton’s most prized public secondary schools, as it regularly places within the top .1% of secondary schools nationwide. Families who prefer private education have an array of options, from one of the four Catholic school, two Montessori schools and three private schools within the city limits. Fullerton professionals who’d like to continue their education will have no problem finding a program that works for them: Fullerton has five post-secondary institutions including; California State University – Fullerton, Fullerton College, Western State University College of Law, Hope International University and Southern California College of Optometry.

Fender, the maker of musical instruments, once has its roots in Fullerton and this set the tone for the town: music fans far and wide may well have heard of Fullerton’s vibrant music scene. Jackson Browne once attended prestigious Sunny Hills High School, while Gwen Stefani attended and regularly performed at CSUF. Other bands hailing from Fullerton and the surrounding area include Social Distortion and The Offspring. Culture seekers today can find inspiration, live theater and gallery shows at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, or at one of the city’s many storefront style theaters. True to its agricultural heritage, Fullerton today is a goldmine of public parks with over 50 located within the city’s limits, including Hillcrest Park, the Craig Regional Park, and the popular Ralph B. Clark Regional Park. Outdoor enthusiasts take full advantage of the city’s equestrian trails, swimming complex and the Fullerton Arboretum, a 26 acre compound filled with stunning sculptures and unique plants.

The Fullerton community gathers together every year at its many special events. Locals fondly look forward to the magical First Night Fullerton every New Year’s Eve, Cal State’s Front & Center Winter Entertainment Extravaganza and the Fullerton Arboretum’s annual Haunted Garden event. Once a fertile land for orange groves, Orange County’s Fullerton is now a fertile ground for arts, education and community.

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