Falbrook, Calif. is known to outsiders as the Avocado Capital of the World, but to those who live there, it’s simply “The Friendly Village” – a town with big city amenities and small community neighborliness.
Located 15 miles east of the Pacific Ocean and halfway between San Diego and Temecula Wine Country, Fallbrook is composed of avocado groves, plant nurseries, bucolic hills, and an old-fashioned downtown replete with antique stores, dining, gift shops, and a weekly farmers market.
An unincorporated community, Fallbrook is home to roughly 30,000 people, all living off the beaten path, with the nearest freeway and highway more than 5 miles away.
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The first permanent recorded settlement in what would become known as Fallbrook was in 1869 when the Vital Reche family settled in what was is now called Live Oak County Park. The family named the area Fall Brook after their previous homestead in Pennsylvania.
Today, the former Fallbrook School, which operated until 1939, serves as the Reche Clubhouse. The area produced a significant olive crop from the 1920s through World War II. Later, avocados and flowers took over as the community’s chief crops.
Today’s Fallbrook residents are a combination of crop and flower farmers and growers, field laborers, home-based business owners, and commuting executives.
With a year-round temperature of 61 degrees, and relatively low and constant humidity resulting from prevailing ocean winds, Fallbrook is known for its agreeable climate. The average daytime high is 76 degrees, while summer temperatures are known to exceed 90 degrees. The climate is ideal for growing avocados, tomatoes, strawberries, and other vegetables, fruits, and flowers owing to its low annual rainfall (16 inches) and rare frosts.
There are nearly 11,000 housing units in Fallbrook, with nearly 60 percent of those owner-occupied and nearly 40 percent renter-occupied. In November, the average list price for homes in the community was $620,901, down 0.5 percent from the same time last year. The median November sales price was $360,000, up 16.2 percent from the same period last year.
Fallbrook home prices range in price from $150,000 to $9 million.
Fallbrook boasts many attractions for visitors and residents alike. The Fallbrook Art Center is a self-supporting, nonprofit museum, gallery, and gift shop. Its exhibits have included sculpture, painting, photography and other media. The Gem & Mineral Museum displays gems and minerals from throughout the world, but highlights its collection of San Diego County stones.
Yet another museum, the Historical Society Museum, offers visitors a glimpse of San Diego County´s past. This facility, which is located in a Victorian home, houses military and firefighting collections, and Fallbrook High School memorabilia.
The Pala Mesa Golf Resort is rated one of the ¨Best 200¨ public golf courses in the nation, having earned a 4-star rating from Golf Digest.
The Fallbrook Winery is a can´t-miss destination with its merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and sauvignon blanc. Its tasting room is available by appointment only.
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$599,000 : 467 Solana Real, Fallbrook3 beds, 4 full baths
$625,000 : 2118 Green Briar Dr, Fallbrook4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$619,950 : 975 Ridge Heights Dr, Fallbrook3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$749,000 : 2131 Spring Flower Dr, Fallbrook4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
$750,000 : 2890 Sumac Rd, Fallbrook3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
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