Located just inland in central Orange County, Fountain Valley is one of southern California’s hidden gems. The city sits just east of Huntington Beach and is home to beautiful houses, diverse restaurant options, great community amenities, and access to the area’s unbeatable beaches while remaining away from the crowds. The city should continue to attract young families with the reasonable home prices and great schools, among numerous other reasons.
Places to see in Fountain Valley
Mile Square Regional Park – Taking up just over 600 acres in northern Fountain Valley is the beautiful Mile Square Regional Park. The park is home to three 18-hole golf courses, three soccer fields, six baseball diamonds, and much more.
Mile Square Golf Course – One of the courses in Mile Square Park is the beautiful 36-hole course bearing the same name. Mile Square Golf Course is one of the finest public courses in Orange County.
The Reptile Zoo – Bring the kids to check out The Reptile Zoo, which houses over 100 exotic species of reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids from around the world.
Popular Local Restaurants
Newland Elementary School
Allen Elementary School
Harry C. Fulton Middle School
Valley Vista Middle School
Los Amigos High School
Valley Vista High School
Fountain Valley High School
Coastline Community College
Fountain Valley Real Estate Market: The median home value in Fountain Valley is approximately $735,600 (as of January 2017), with a price per square foot of approximately $374. This is slightly lower than the average price per square foot of $389 for the rest of the Long Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro area. Additionally, the current housing market in FV is neutral, seeing a slight rise in home values in the past year. Since early 2016, home values have risen 1.3% and are expected to continue at that same rate in the next year with a projected rise of 1.4% before January of 2018.
Fountain Valley Rental Market: The average rent in Fountain Valley of $3,095 is marginally higher than the average rent of $2,900 for the rest of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro area.
Demographics and More
Zip Codes: 92708, 92728
Population: Fountain Valley has a population of 55,313 as of the last available census. The median age of Fountain Valley residents is 42.6 years old. 47.5% of Fountain Valley residents are male while 52.5% of residents are female.
Climate: Fountain Valley is located slightly inland in central Orange County and typically has a semi-arid climate with very little change in temperature throughout the year. The proximity to the coast causes warmer winter temperatures and cooler summer temperatures. Consequently, temperatures rarely climb above 80 and below 45 degrees throughout the year.
Crime: The overall crime rate in Fountain Valley is 54% lower than the national average, and safer than approximately 69% of the cities in California. Safety has become a pressing matter of discussion in the city due to the fact that the number of crimes has increased by 42% from the previous year.
53.6% White (15.1% Hispanic)
1.2% African American
Incorporated Date: June 13, 1957