Fullerton

Fullerton

Founded in 1887 and historically an agricultural center, Fullerton is home to California State University, Fullerton and Fullerton Community College. It has an estimated population of over 135,000 residents. It has vibrant history. The city is named for George H. Fullerton, who was the president of the Pacific Land and Improvement Company in the 1880s and was also partially founded by the Amerige brothers.

Fullerton has a robust downtown area that features many independently owned specialty stores, restaurants and entertainments. It has retained much of its historical charm. In the center of downtown on Wilshire Ave is the Fullerton Museum Center, which features a dedicated gallery to pioneer of the modern guitar, Fullerton resident, Leo Fender. At the edge of Downtown Fullerton on Malvern Avenue is the Muckenthaler Cultural Center. Once home to local residents, Walter and Adella Muckenthaler, the cultural center features a small gallery and outdoor stage.

Fullerton not only features two establishments of higher education, but also five public high schools who are all part of the Fullerton Joint Union High School district. K-8 education is provided by the Fullerton School district.