Fullerton, in Orange County, is home to Cal State Fullerton and a large and developing downtown area with quite a bit of nightlife. With Anaheim less than 5 miles away, renting in Fullerton gives you quick access to Disneyland, Angels major league baseball games at Angel Stadium, and Anaheim Ducks professional hockey games. Fullerton is roughly 20 miles from John Wayne International Airport, and 25 miles from the Orange County beach cities of Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and Seal Beach. Los Angeles is less than 30 miles away. For a weekend getaway, drive about 100 miles to San Diego or 90 miles to Big Bear Lake or Palm Springs. Fullerton's Amtrak station offers an additional transportation option.
To entertain yourself without leaving Fullerton, try a live performance at the Maverick Theater downtown, or head to Muckenthaler Cultural Center, which hosts everything from car shows to jazz festivals. The Clayes Performing Arts Center at Cal State Fullerton offers live theater, dance and musical performances.
Renting in Fullerton, CA
Like most other cities in Orange County, apartments for rent in Fullerton are more expensive than the national average. Competition for moderate apartment inventory is fierce, especially among university students and commuters, so it's important to do thorough research and go to appointments prepared to apply. Savvy renters can snag great deals in this well-located suburb.
Outdoor pursuits Brea Dam Recreational Area ? This large and popular outdoor area includes a hiking trail to the Leonard Andrews Tennis Center, the Fullerton Sports Complex and the Fullerton Municipal Golf Course.
Laguna Lake Park and Equestrian Center ? Park-goers can picnic or fish for rainbow trout, catfish, bass or bluegill at the lake. Equestrians will find riding rings, show rings and grandstand seating at the center, which is home to the Fullerton Recreation Riders.
Janet Evans Swim Complex ? This facility offers two outdoor pools ? an Olympic-size competition pool and a six-lane teaching pool.
Ted Craig Regional Park ? This 124-acre park offers traditional park facilities, creeks and a rose garden.
Fullerton Arboretum ? View a diverse plant collection that celebrates regional agricultural heritage.
Fullerton Depot. (Courtesy of Bruce Fingerhood)
Craig Regional Park in Fullerton. (Courtesy of OC Parks)