A+ Fallbrook Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Fallbrook Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than California
13939% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Fallbrook cost of living
F Fallbrook Crime Total crime is 17% higher than California
Total crime
3,30328% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3128% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Fallbrook crime
C- Fallbrook Employment Household income is 17% lower than California
Median household income
$53,1064% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,78617% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%24% lower than the US average
Fallbrook employment
D Fallbrook Housing Home value is 5% higher than California
Median home value
$429,000132% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,04911% higher than the US average
Home ownership
58%9% lower than the US average
Fallbrook real estate or Fallbrook rentals
F Fallbrook Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than California
High school grad. rates
76%8% lower than the US average
School test scores
39%20% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:132% higher than the US average
Fallbrook K-12 schools

Living in Fallbrook, CA

Located in the state of California, Fallbrook is a mid-sized city with a population of 31,771 people. According to the most recent Census, 78% of Fallbrook residents are White, 3% Black and 3% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Fallbrook are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 35% of the population also speak Spanish. Fallbrook is known to be family friendly as more than 79% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 63% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Living in Fallbrook can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like weather, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Fallbrook and in the areas around Fallbrook is a much easier task.

Fallbrook has a livability score of 62/100 and is ranked #871 in California and #21,417 in the USA. If we consider each of the categories individually, we see that Fallbrook ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A-). The bad news for Fallbrook, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (D).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Fallbrook on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Pala Mesa Resort Golf Course, Fallbrook Golf Club, and The Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Fallbrook is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Fallbrook come in at $429,000, which is 4.8% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Fallbrook, the home price to income ratio is 8.1, which is 26.6% higher than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Fallbrook are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Fallbrook homes comes in at 5.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 8%.

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Nearly perfect

I'm lucky to be living here in Fallbrook with my boyfriend and our 2 weimaraners. It's a small, charming little town, somewhat cut off from the rest of San Diego county. As the saying goes, "you don't arrive in Fallbrook by accident." However, the most painfully inconvenient feature of this town is the fact that almost all of Fallbrook lacks sidewalks! Walking my dogs is non negotiable for me, especially the 6 month old who is still in training. I walk through extremely narrow dirt footpaths next to the barely there shoulder of the road, and sometimes I have no choice but to walk on the road itself. I've fallen and tripped countless times from walking on the dirt and uneven ground. And at night when it's a new moon, I don't go for a walk at all. My walks have to take place in the daytime, as a matter of safety. There are also no street lamps, so think pitch black. I can't see where I'm putting my foot down and decided after the last time I went for a walk after dark that I really can't do this again because of how dangerous it is. This is the first town I've walked in and honestly been afraid of getting hit by a car. I am sure Fallbrook will continue to improve and develop. But for now it's a frustrating experience to have to walk my dogs like this. I don't know why incorporating sidewalks for the people of this town was overlooked. But I hope that changes soon.
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The Good, Bad and Ugly. Something for everyone.

Been here since 1999 and overall I like it. It has a small country town feel and not too much crowding. The traffic for the Camp Pendleton workers tend to keep Mission Ave busy at times. But its a trade off, since living behind the base and all of the undeveloped land gives you lots of views of hills and mountains. Its gonna be a bit milder in temps here, about 10 degree's milder than Temecula area. The crime and undesirable gang bangers are here and pretty much everywhere in SoCal, but SDCo Sheriff is all over them here. Its overall a safe place, except around the low rent apartment areas. Lots of young new boot camp recruits. Fights, drinking, drugs, gang bangers. Stay away from these bad streets: Clemmens Ln, Alturas St., Aviation Rd, Ammunition Rd, the bario of South Vine St, and Old Stage Rd. Less trouble than other cities by far, but these streets are the worst of Fallbrook. If your a Fallbrook High School student you will experience the large gang banger types. Recommend home school or Temecula for alternatives. Seems to be a bad area for fires also. We have had 2 major fires since 1999. Last fire we had to evacuate the whole town for a week. It was bad. Great place to live if you got the money. But not so good if your living in an apartment.
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Hell Of a town!

90% Of The people that live here are very mean and disrespectful to others
wich is why their kids are most likely to be The same. That is why schools
Here are a living hell for kids that get picked on and bullied . Worst town
To raise a family.
I almost forgot to mention how much crime goes on in this town .

Its bad.

I was bullied for 21 years in this Town
So please dont make The same mistakes my Parents made when they
Decided to stay and live here. Take it from me .... Ive been through
Hell and Back .....And Im finally moving far away , though I will miss my
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