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Location and Weather
Fountain Valley is just 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean in Orange County. West of the San Bernardino Mountains, Fountain Valley’s culture centers around outdoor parks and the beach and maintains a large surfing community. Just 34 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 32 miles northwest of San Clemente, Fountain Valley is near downtown Disney where there are theme parks and a variety of entertainment options that attract both tourists and locals alike.
In Fountain Valley, the summers are short, warm, arid, and clear, while the winters are long, cool, and partly cloudy. The summer temperatures are in the mid-70’s, with lows in the mid-60’s. The winter temperatures are in the mid-60’s, with lows in the high 40’s.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
The population of Fountain Valley in 2019 was 56,640, with an annual growth rate of 3.1 %. The job growth has increased by .63% over the last year and in ten years, is predicted to have increased by 30.80%. The major industries are in manufacturing, health care, social assistance and retail trade. The largest employers are Centennial Bank, Kingston Technology, OCSD (Orange County Sheriff Dept.) and Pan-Pacific Mechanical. The cost of living is high, due to the Fountain Valley real estate market and high cost of available housing.
With its affluent Orange County location close to the Pacific coast, many beach and outdoor recreation opportunities, and impressive job growth, Fountain Valley will continue to attract those that seek the coastal California lifestyle.
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