Founded in 1887 and incorporated in 1904, Fullerton has become a dynamic, well-balanced, community with ethnically diverse (predominantly Anglo, Hispanic, and Asian), highly educated citizens who are uncommonly active in community affairs.
Fullerton’s historic Downtown Business District is filled with distinctive shops, galleries, small business offices, and restaurants ranging from fast food favorites to five-star gourmet establishments and is served by a free WiFi network, FullertonWireless. It is home to several live performing arts companies including the Fullerton Civic Light Opera and hosts the top live jazz club in Southern California. Plummer Auditorium on the campus of Fullerton High School is a major performing arts venue and the old Fox Theater is currently undergoing a complete restoration. The old Fox Theater is currently undergoing a major restoration. This eclectic mix in the City’s Downtown has made it a major destination for visitors from throughout Orange County and beyond.
The Downtown is also home to the award-winning Fullerton Museum Center, which presents year-round fine art, cultural and educational exhibits, plus special concerts and lectures. From April through October, the Museum is the anchor for the popular weekly Fullerton Market that offers fresh produce, crafts, food booths and free live entertainment. The Market promotes a strong sense of community by drawing hundreds of individuals and families from throughout the city each week. Plans have been developed for major renovation and expansion of the Fullerton Library, the Seniors’ Center, and the Girls and Boys Club in the Downtown.