Fullerton Community Info
Fullerton was named after George Fullerton, a Santa Fe Railway land agent who successfully routed the train through the city. The tracks still are in use today and are a popular transit option for many Orange County commuters, as well as being a fun place to visit. Fullerton is known to locals as the place to be if you enjoy museums, open-air markets, great walking adventures and cultural events. Fullerton Market combines farm-fresh produce, flowers, fresh-baked breads, an outdoor beer garden, live entertainment, arts and crafts, and children’s activities in a one location at no cost. Parking is free, as well. Fullerton has evolved from an agricultural and early industrial community into a large residential/business area with nearly 140,000 residents. Fullerton is well-known for its city-sponsored cultural events, historic buildings, arboretum, historic architecture, walking trails, delicious restaurants, live outdoor music, and shopping. Fullerton began public art displays in the 1930s with the arrival of Pastoral California, a Works Progress Administration mural and is constantly providing lovely artistic displays created by local artists throughout the community. The Fullerton school districts include eighteen public elementary schools, three junior high schools and five high schools. Fullerton is also home to many private schools and ten colleges.