Fountain Valley is located in Orange County, California. Fountain Valley is bordered on the south and west by Huntington Beach, on the North by Westminster and Garden Grove, on the northeast by Santa Ana, on the southeast by Costa Mesa and on the east by the Santa Ana River. The city covers a total of 9 square miles. The population is approximately 55,000 people. Fountain Valley was incorporated in 1957. Prior to 1957 it was known as Talbert or Gospel Swamps. The city received the name Fountain Valley from the very high water table. The Fountain Valley city motto is “A Nice Place to Live.” Fountain Valley is 29 miles south of Los Angeles and 83 miles north of San Diego. Residents have easy access to both John Wayne Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.
There is large variety of real estate available in Fountain Valley, from upscale mobile home parks to custom built homes. The Franco Team, with their Orange County Real Estate professionals, can help you find the home of your dreams in Fountain Valley. Fountain Valley offers homes with nice city light views. There are many neighborhoods within Fountain Valley to choose from including; Stratford Park, Tiburon, Brookhurst, La Alamada, and Hacienda. The prices range in Fountain Valley from 50,000 dollars to 1.35 million dollars. There both gated neighborhoods and non-gated neighborhoods in Fountain Valley.
Fountain Valley is served by four separate school districts; Fountain Valley School District, Garden Grove Unified School District, Huntington Beach Union High School District and Ocean View School District. In the Fountain Valley School District there are nine elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools, one K-12 school and two K-8 schools. Huntington Beach Union High School District has two high schools that Fountain Valley students attend Fountain Valley High School and Valley Vista High School. Garden Grove Unified School District has one high school that Fountain View students attend, Los Amigos High School and three elementary schools, including the blue ribbon award winner Allen Elementary School. Fountain Valley students attend the Vista View Middle School, in the Ocean View School District. If you choose to further your education, Fountain Valley is home to the Coastline Community College, Orange Coast College and Golden West College.
Fountain Valley enjoys beautiful year round weather, making it the perfect climate to take advantage of the many outdoor activities the city has to offer. The Mile Square Regional Park is a 640 acre park which contains two lakes, three 18-hole golf courses, several playing fields, archery range, picnicking areas, and an urban nature area. The urban nature area is 20 acres of California native plants. There is a 55 acre recreation center with tennis courts, racquetball courts and full size basket ball court. The recreation center is home to the Kingston Boys and Girls Club, community center and senior center. In addition to the Mile Square Regional Park, there are 20 more parks scattered throughout the city and a host of recreational programs provided by the community center.