Fallbrook was first settled in 1869 by the Vital Reche family from Pennsylvania. They named it Fall Brook after their homestead in Pennsylvania. The town lines were created in 1885. There is still a church from 1890 that is still active today. Fallbrook began its agricultural roots with olives and then became all about the avocados, strawberries, lemon, macadamia nuts, tomatoes and flowers. 50 nurseries throughout Fallbrook are filled with a healthy variety of plants. However, Fallbrook claims the title of “Avocado Capital of the World” with an annual income of $26 million grown on small groves of 2 to 10 acres! Not to be outdone, the nurseries bring in $83 million a year in profit. The agricultural businesses comprise about 1/3 of the town’s income.
Fallbrook is a small town with a village feel to it. Its charm draws the crowds each year as they walk the quaint streets and shop in its “mama and pop” stores in a quest for the perfect and unique item. The weather draws people to its borders all year round with mild temperatures averaging 61 degrees F throughout the year. The rainy season from November to April brings about 16 inches of rain per year. Its population is just about 43,000 spread over 27 square miles. If you like golfing, you have found just the place! You will have the choice of 4 golf courses all of which offer serene environment and a panoramic view that will take your breath away.
Fallbrook is most definitely a county feel kind of town. A Small community focused on agriculture, village shops, recreation and the arts. It holds out a welcome hand to all who come to visit and allure many to call it home. Fallbrook would be an ideal assisted living destination for a quiet laid back lifestyle. Fallbrook does offer a Senior Foundation that offers three main components: transportation, advocates and a Day Program focused on recreational and social activities. Here is the link to the foundation: http://www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org/business-search/Foundation-for-Senior-Care_LN143.html