With a population of 126,003, Fullerton is a city in northern Orange County. The city was first founded during the year 1887 by Edward and George Amerige. The land was secured for Topeka, Atchison and Santa Fe railway by George H. Fullerton, the person the city was named after.
At first, the city was focused mainly on agriculture. The warm weather conditions allows groves of citrus crops (in particular Valencia oranges), to grow. Other thriving sectors within Fullerton include manufacturing, transportation and petroleum extraction. The education sector likewise offers a significant amount to the financial system, with the California State University, Fullerton being the highest contributor.
Downtown Fullerton has undergone about 20 years of reconstruction. It combines an old town ambiance together with updated, modern buildings that over different surfaces and goods. There is a growing number of restaurants and cafes establishing themselves together with new entertainment facilities. There are over seventy historic buildings situated downtown that are shaded by an abundance of shade trees and decorative walkways. The city provides more than 2500 free parking spots so that consumers could easily access the vast amount of space dedicated to retail and office space. (350,000 square feet and 275,000 square feet, in that order.) Numerous exciting places are situated downtown, such as the Downtown Plaza, Museum Center, and the Plummer Auditorium. Fullerton offers several religious, government and financial institutions to satisfy all the people of the city. More than 350,000 people count on the local transportation system on a yearly basis.
The top employers in Fullerton are CSUF (California State University, Fullerton) (with 3,667 workers), St. June Medical Group , Fullerton School District (1,390 employees), Beckman Coulter (1,300 staff), and Raytheon (1,200 workers).