Welcome to the City of Fullerton! Fullerton is renowned for its unique mix of residential, business, educational and cultural environments.
Located in North Orange County, Fullerton is a full-service city renowned for its unique mix of residential, commercial and industrial, educational and cultural environments that provide an outstanding quality of life for its residents.
Fullerton, boasting a population of approximately 137,000 citizens, is a community with a strong sense of tradition, and takes pride in providing an atmosphere that allows both for preservation of its historic past and opportunities to meet the challenges of the future.
Known as "The Education Community," Fullerton is home to award-winning elementary and secondary school systems, plus five universities and colleges, including California State University, Fullerton.
Fullerton's historic Downtown District hosts numerous restaurants and clubs ranging from fast-food favorites to five-star gourmet establishments. The Downtown, which has won several awards, also hosts a variety of unique stores, such as gift and antique shops, clothing stores and more.
Fullerton’s offerings are not just confined to the Downtown. Other popular destinations are the award-winning Fullerton Museum Center, home of the Leo Fender Gallery; the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, which offers fine art exhibitions; the Fullerton Arboretum, on campus of California State University at Fullerton, which presents a stunning array of plant and garden ideas, plus is home to Heritage House, a beautifully restored Victorian residence; two championship golf courses and a driving range; an Olympic-sized swim complex; and more than 40 parks, plus recreation and equestrian trails.
The City's historic preservation efforts, coupled with the assistance of Fullerton Heritage, have resulted in several buildings being placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Most recently, the City was designated a "Preserve America Community" in conjunction with the federal Preserve America Initiative which was designed to recognize cities that protect and celebrate their heritage, use their historic assets for economic development and community revitalization, and encourage people to appreciate and experience local historic resources through education and historic tourism programs.