Livability Score

65
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities C

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (5) F
FVHS Cafeteria
Coffee Shop
7 Leaves Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Surfas Culinary District Cafe
Coffee Shop
Tasty Donuts & Deli
Coffee Shop
Tapioca Express
Coffee Shop
Lollicup Fresh Westminster
Coffee Shop
la Enchanté
Coffee Shop
Cà Phê Biển
Coffee Shop
Savvy Donuts
Coffee Shop
Ding Tea
Coffee Shop
Sweet Straw
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Able Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
7 Leaves
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Tebo Tebo Tea Express
Coffee Shop
iLanet Coffee
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (2) F
Boomers! (Closed)
Theme Park
Reptile Zoo
Zoo
Observatory
Nightclub
Viện Bảo Tàng Lịch Sử Quân Lực Việt Nam Cộng Hòa
Museum
Heritage Museum of Orange County
Museum
Century Huntington Beach and XD
Cinema
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Newland House Museum
Museum
Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
Harry R. LeBard Stadium
Stadium
Edwards Metro Pointe Stadium 12
Cinema
Orange Coast College
Aquarium
Martin Lawrence Galleries
Art Gallery
Showcase Gallery
Art Gallery
Bear Street Gallery
Art Gallery
Unknown Name
Stadium
Regency Theatres South Coast Village
Cinema
Unknown Name
Stadium
Liulu
Art Gallery
Food and Drink (16) D-
Carl's Jr.
Fast Food
On the Way Liquor
Alcohol
Subway
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Del Taco
Fast Food
Jamba
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Original Tommy’s Hamburgers
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Liquor & Wine
Alcohol
Plant Power
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
We Olive & Wine Bar
Bar
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Carl's Jr.
Fast Food
Baskin-Robbins
Sweets
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Lee's Sandwiches
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Bahama Bucks;Poke Island
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Carl's Jr.
Fast Food
Fitness (6) A+
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
FVHS Paul-Berger-Gymnasium
Gym
FVHS Weight lifting
Gym
FVHS Wrestling
Gym
Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Valley - Kingston Branch
Community Centre
Planet Granite
Gym
Senior Center in Central Park
Community Centre
Armstrong Ranch Recreation Center
Community Centre
Pacific Ranch Clubhouse
Community Centre
Southwest Senior Center
Community Centre
LA Fitness
Gym
LA Fitness
Gym
Groceries (3) F
Stater Bros.
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Albertsons
Grocery Store
Saigon City Marketplace
Grocery Store
Pavilions
Grocery Store
Anh Minh
Grocery Store
Northgate Market
Grocery Store
John's Produce
Grocery Store
T&K Food
Grocery Store
Final Touch Bakery
Bakery
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Tiến Phát
Grocery Store
Sprouts Farmers Market
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Stater Bros.
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Stater Bros.
Grocery Store
Henrys
Grocery Store
Thuan Phat
Grocery Store
Albertsons
Grocery Store
Stater Bros.
Grocery Store
Vons
Grocery Store
Pacific Plaza Market
Grocery Store
Lee's Sandwiches
Bakery
Parks (40) A+
Colony Park
Park
Heritage Park
Park
Veteran Park
Park
La Capilla Park
Park
Los Alamos Park
Park
Green Valley Park
Park
Plavan Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
McDowell Park
Park
Mile Square Regional Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Fountain Valley Sports Park
Park
Ellis Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Nieblas Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Stonecrest Park
Park
Allen Park
Park
Helm Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Moon Park
Park
Shops (25) C+
ExtraMile
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Berri Brothers
Convenience Store
Fountain Valley Mini Mart & Liquor
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Fashion
Unknown Name
Optician
T-Mobile
Electronics
Ashley HomeStore
Furniture
PetSmart
Pets
iContemporary Furniture
Furniture
Patio World
Furniture
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Ross
Department Store
Circle K
Convenience Store
ExtraMile
Convenience Store
Supergo
Bicycle
Bicycle Discovery
Bicycle
The Healing Gift
Gift Shop
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
La-Z-Boy
Furniture
ABC Wholesale Roofing Supply
Home Improvement
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.7% take public transportation in Fountain Valley.
Public Transit Stops (11)
Stops & Stations
F
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
35, 172
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
172
Bus Stop
35
Bus Stop
172
Bus Stop
172
Bus Stop
172
Bus Stop
172
Bus Stop
172
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
35
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
35
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
172
Bus Stop
172
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.7%
F
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Fountain Valley is 186/100 - which is 33% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime B

Fountain Valley crime rates are 2,381 per 100k, which is 16% lower than California
Property Crime
2,229 crimes per 100k
D
Violent Crime
152 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment A+

The median income in Fountain Valley is $89,924 - which is 41% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$89,924
A+
Unemployment Rate
3.2%
B-
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health F

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (12)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A
Andreea Moisiuc DDS
Dentist
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
Hospital
Fountain Valley Fire Station Number 1
Fire Station
Fountain Valley Dentistry
Dentist
Nagel Dentistry
Dentist
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center
Hospital
Ortho K
Doctor
Fountain Valley Regional Cancer Center
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Fountain Valley Fire Station Number 2
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Kaiser Permanente Harbor-MacArthur Medical Offices
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Huntington Beach Hospital And Medical Center
Hospital
Beach Family Cosmetic Dentistry
Dentist
Miyoco Medical Center
Doctor
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Phạm Hoàng Trung
Doctor
Tung Huu Nguyen, M.D.
Doctor
Audrey Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Dentist
Bác sĩ Nguyễn Hải Tuấn Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center
Doctor
Xuan’s Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Dentist
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing C

Fountain Valley home prices are $777,200 - which is 90% higher than California
Home Price
$777,200
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
19%
A+
Home Affordability
8.6x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools A

The Fountain Valley graduation rate is 89% - which is 11% higher than California
School Test Scores
65%
C
High School Grad. Rates
89%
B
Elementary Schools (15) A+
Slater Montessori Academy
Masuda (Kazuo) Middle
Huntington Valley Baptist Church Preschool
Plavan (Urbain H.) Elementary
Cox (James H.) Elementary
Fountain Valley Montessori Center
Mamie L. Northcutt Elementary
Gisler (Robert) Elementary
Ethan B. Allen Elementary
Tamura (Hisamatsu) Elementary
Fulton (Harry C.) Middle
Pleasant View
Vista View Middle
Montessori Child Development Center
Thomas Paine Elementary
James Monroe Elementary
John Marshall Elementary
Courreges (Roch) Elementary
My First Montessori
Lake View Elementary
Bethel Baptist Church And School
St Barbara Elementary School
Covenant Christian Academy
Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian School
Susan B. Anthony Elementary
High Schools (3) D-
Valley Vista High (Continuation)
Fountain Valley High
Los Amigos High
La Quinta High
Bethel Baptist Church And School
Covenant Christian Academy
Hector G. Godinez
Liberty Christian School
Calvary Chapel High/Maranatha Christian Academy
Ocean View High
Segerstrom High
Fusion Academy Hb: Huntington Beach
Fusion Academy - Huntington Beach
Coast High
Valley High
Magnolia Science Academy Santa Ana
Magnolia Science Academy Santa Ana
Halstrom Academy- Huntington Beach
Bolsa Grande High
The Waldorf School Of Orange County
Jordan Secondary Learning Center
Lorin Griset Academy
Costa Mesa High
Estancia High
Huntington Beach High
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ratings A-

Fountain Valley has an overall rating of 79% from 15 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
B+
User Surveys (13)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Fountain Valley Area Facts

  • Fountain Valley has a Livability Score of 65/100, which is considered good
  • Fountain Valley crime rates are 16% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Fountain Valley is 33% higher than the California average
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Welcome to Suburbia 3.5 rating By bethofsocal ( Oct 23, 2013) While not being nearly as pretentious as some of it's neighbors (looking at you Irvine), Fountain Valley is an agreeable city to live in if you must live in Orange County. But, it's all relative right? If you like warm weather year round, very little rain, shopping within a few m ...Read More inutes of your house, schools, hospitals, and strip parks, then maybe you would like it here. It might be a good place to have a family and raise children, if you don't mind raising them in safe, sheltered, middle class comfort. If you prefer all four seasons, forests, fields, wide open spaces, and few neighbors, then you might look outside of the OC. Or, if you prefer the other extreme of urban city living where people don't go poking their noses where they don't belong, every bar is a dive bar, and dreams only happen when you sleep, maybe try Santa Ana. Read Less
Fountain Valley, California - Nowhere Better! 4 rating By Anonymous ( Feb 16, 2012) I have lived in Fountain Valley, California for the past several years, ever since relocating from another similar community near Chicago. Fountain Valley appealed to me because it shared many similar qualities with where I lived and with many middle-class suburban communities of ...Read More major cities. In this case Fountain Valley is a comfortable distance from the downtown Los Angeles area, nestled in upper-middle class Orange County. The casual, extremely suburban tight-knit community feel of Fountain Valley provides a nice backdrop to live, work and raise a family.

The most appealing aspect of Fountain Valley is the ease with which I can reach the greater Los Angeles area. From my front door it's less than an hours drive into the city and all the arts, sports, dining and entertainment that comes from the nation's second-largest metropolis. There has never been a time when I have needed or desired something and not immediately been a short trip away from it. That sense of being in the middle of the action without actually dealing with downtown living is wonderful.

There is a downside, however. The traffic can be horrendous. Fountain Valley may be a short distance from everything but getting there at certain times is a chore and a headache. There is one major freeway passing through the community, the famed 405 that runs past downtown LA. It's one of the busiest highways in the nation and knowing I must take it anytime I want to head downtown is often a daunting thought.

Fortunately there is nothing wrong with staying in and around Fountain Valley. The large Miles Square Regional Park offers golf courses, fields, hiking trails and more. Most surface streets in town feature bike lanes as well. Outdoor recreation is exceptional and perfect for enjoying the area's temperate climate. Overall Fountain Valley is a fantastic place to enjoy big city life while still maintaining some distance from the bustle of it. Read Less
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C Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Fountain Valley? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Colony Park
Heritage Park
Veteran Park
La Capilla Park
Los Alamos Park
Green Valley Park
Plavan Park
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Boomers! (Closed)
Reptile Zoo
Observatory
Viện Bảo Tàng Lịch Sử Quân Lực Việt Nam Cộng Hòa
Heritage Museum of Orange County
Century Huntington Beach and XD
Unknown Name
Newland House Museum

Food & Drink

Carl's Jr.
On the Way Liquor
Subway
Unknown Name
Wendy's
Subway
Del Taco
Jamba

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Fountain Valley? Of all people who commute, 0.7% take public transportation in Fountain Valley.
Drive to Work
80%

4% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

4% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
0%

2% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Fountain Valley a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Walgreens

Doctors

Miyoco Medical Center
Ortho K

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