A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$551,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,397
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Fullerton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    132
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    47
    41
  • Robbery
    66
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    321
    500
  • Theft
    1,930
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$67,110
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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The city of Fullerton has it's ups and it's downs, but it sure is 'full' of life and a myriad of it! While some say it's a college town, other's argue it's full of senior citizens; both sides of the spectrum are conducive to vivacious diversity of this spectacular historic town! The Fullerton Train Station as well as the CSUF and Downtown Fullerton area seem to be the beating hearts of the city both day and night. Only in Fullerton could seniors and college-kids live side by side and thrive happily! As a very old city, it has an actually very interesting history to which the local library has a section dedicated and even includes archived audio. I have lived in several towns in Orange and Los Angeles counties, but this is the only city I have ever felt like a community regardless of the size or population.
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Fullerton is in the middle of everything. This city has it all, the university life - CSUF and much more, the top high schools - Troy High School and Sunny Hills, the close proximity to the beaches, theme parks, and malls, the diversity, safety, the night life culture that goes on in downtown Fullerton, and much more! This city has great eateries too!

The only downside that I find is that there is always construction going around so that affects commute time.
Overall, my experience in Fullerton has been positive. There are many diverse people in Fullerton, and the people in Fullerton are friendly and approachable. The neighborhoods in Fullerton are also safe to live in. Furthermore, the public education system in Fullerton is generally strong. The schools in Fullerton are academically competitive and rigorous, and they offer many academic opportunities. For instance, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District has high schools, such as Troy High School, that are known for their various programs and academically stimulating curriculums. However, Fullerton can do more to be more open in hearing residents’ opinions and concerns.