In terms of weather, Fullerton is quite emblematic of the mild to warm conditions that most people think of when they hear about California. The hottest parts of summer creep toward the triple digit mark, while winters don't get far below 50 degrees. As a result, there's a constant sense of motion to the city, encouraging citizens to do good hard work all year round. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that because of the education-heavy nature of Fullerton, some of the largest local employers are Cal State Fullerton University, Fullerton College, and the Fullerton School District. The city is welcoming for young ones still in grade school as well, with over 20 options for getting the kids from kindergarten through high school.

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Living in the Golden State is an aspiration many people have. In a state with such a wide range of climates and lifestyles, however, it's important to do your research before you make any calls or open your checkbook. If you're looking for a good balance of the culture-heavy lifestyle of southern California and the sense of stability that comes with living in a college town, this bustling 22 square mile city of nearly 140,000 residents may just be the place for you.

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