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Fullerton is a city located in northern Orange County and was founded in 1887. It secured the land on behalf of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Historically it was a center of agriculture, notably groves of Valencia oranges and other citrus crops; petroleum extraction; transportation; and manufacturing. It is home to several higher educational institutions, notably California State University, Fullerton and Fullerton College.

After establishment of Mission San Gabriel Arcangel in 1771, the local Tongva people were dubbed “Gabrielinos” by the Spanish. In 1837, the Fullerton area became part of Rancho San Juan Cajon de Santa Ana, granted to Juan Pacifico Ontiveros, a Spanish soldier.

Ontiveros began to sell parcels of the Rancho to migrant Americans settling and developing California in the aftermath of the 1849 Gold Rush, including Massachusetts native Abel Stearns. In 1860s, Stearns sold in turn to Domingo Bastanchury, a Basque shepherd.

In 1886 while in the area on a duck hunting vacation, Malden brothers George and Edward Amerige, heard rumors that the California Central Railroad, a subsidiary of the Santa Fe Railway, was looking for land. Sending opportunity, they arranged to buy 430 acres north of Anaheim for approximately $68,000.

In 1894 Charles Chapman, a retired Chicago publisher and a descendant of John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman, purchased an orange orchard in eastern Fullerton. The Valencia variety of oranges he promoted from his Santa Ysabel Ranch, well suited to the local climate, proved a boon to producers; Fullerton boasted more orange groves than any other municipality in the United States.

Cultivation of walnuts and avocados also flourished, and the Western railroad town became an agricultural center.  Fullerton incorporated in 1904.

Fullerton is home a vibrant music scene. It was a center for the Orange County hardcore punk music scene, producing acts such as The Adolescents, Agent Orange, Social Distortion, D.I., the “fathers of hardcore punk” The Middle Class, Gwen Stefani, lead vocalist of the alternative rock and group No Doubt, was a student at CSUF and the group performed there regularly. Other popular groups from the area include The Offspring and the popular singer-songwriter Jackson Browne also attended Sunny Hills High School in the city.

The City is not administering the Down payment Assistance Program at this time.

The WISH program is available for first time home buyers in the city of Fullerton.

For additional information and find out how to qualify, please contact Andres Morales at (949)306-9260. You may also email directly at ThankYou@AndresCanHelp.com.

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