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Fountain Valley Real Estate Analysis

About Fountain Valle

fountain-valley-620x320Fountain Valley is a city in Orange County, California. The population was 55,313 at the 2010 census. A classic bedroom community, Fountain Valley is a middle-class residential area.

With its tree lined streets and peaceful residential and recreational areas Fountain Valley is friendly community that is an attractive place to live and visit.

History

The area encompassing Fountain Valley was originally inhabited by the Tongva people. European settlement of the area began when Manuel Nieto was granted the land for Rancho Los Nietos, which encompassed over 300,000 acres (1,200 km2), including present-day Fountain Valley. Control of the land was subsequently transferred to Mexico upon independence from Spain, and then to the United States as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

fountain_valley_caThe city was incorporated in 1957, before which it was known as Talbert (also as Gospel Swamps by residents). The name of Fountain Valley refers to the very high water table in the area at the time the name was chosen, and the many corresponding artesian wells in the area. Early settlers constructed drainage canals to make the land usable for agriculture, which remained the dominant use of land until the 1960s, when construction of large housing tracts accelerated.The first mayor of Fountain Valley was James Kanno, who with this appointment became the first Japanese-American mayor of a mainland United States city.

After the Fall of Saigon in 1975, there was a large influx of Vietnamese refugees settling in Fountain Valley, especially in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, forming a large percentage of Asian Americans in the city.

Geography

The elevation of the city is approximately twenty feet above sea level, slightly lower than surrounding areas. This is especially noticeable in the southwest area of the city, where several streets have a steep grade as they cross into Huntington Beach.

The city is located southwest and northeast of the San Diego Freeway (Interstate 405), which diagonally bisects the city, and is surrounded by Huntington Beach on the south and west, Westminster and Garden Grove on the north, Santa Ana on the northeast, and Costa Mesa on the southeast. Its eastern border is the Santa Ana River.

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Fountain Valley Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Fountain Valley

16656 Olive Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 16656 Olive Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20225818)
4 beds 3 baths 1,923 sqft $875,000
11838 Gloxinia Avenue Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 11838 Gloxinia Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # PW20224070)
3 beds 2 baths 1,149 sqft $515,000
11351 Snowdrop Avenue Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 11351 Snowdrop Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # PW20213574)
4 beds 3 baths 2,409 sqft $829,900
18616 Los Leones Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 18616 Los Leones Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20218049)
4 beds 3 baths 1,839 sqft $889,000
17727 La Rosa Lane Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 17727 La Rosa Lane, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # CV20217967)
2 beds 2 baths 1,146 sqft $595,000
18527 Santa Cruz Circle Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 18527 Santa Cruz Circle, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20213785)
4 beds 3 baths 2,598 sqft $1,181,000
17140 Juniper Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 17140 Juniper Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # PW20220416)
3 beds 2 baths 1,677 sqft $829,900
18163 Zion Court Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 18163 Zion Court, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20206878)
3 beds 3 baths 1,656 sqft $630,000
9671 La Esperanza Avenue Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 9671 La Esperanza Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # PW20211646)
6 beds 5 baths 4,414 sqft $1,795,000
10193 Napa River Court Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 10193 Napa River Court, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20217542)
2 beds 2 baths 984 sqft $550,000
17900 Oak Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 17900 Oak Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20213680)
4 beds 2 baths 1,545 sqft $898,800
17125 San Ricardo Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 17125 San Ricardo Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # PW20212869)
3 beds 2 baths 1,827 sqft $1,150,000
16825 Bridgeport Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 16825 Bridgeport Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20212979)
4 beds 2 baths 1,979 sqft $925,000
17628 Los Alamos Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 17628 Los Alamos Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20209836)
3 beds 3 baths 1,716 sqft $929,000
9536 Columbus Court Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 9536 Columbus Court, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # P1-1653)
4 beds 3 baths 2,029 sqft $959,000

Sold Listings in Fountain Valley

11175 Lavender Avenue Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 11175 Lavender Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # PW20216515)
3 beds 2 baths 1,450 sqft $832,000
17200 Newhope Street, Unit 21B Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 17200 Newhope Street, Unit 21B, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # NDP2000121)
2 beds 2 baths 1,224 sqft $437,000
18144 Hearth Drive Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 18144 Hearth Drive, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20189991)
2 beds 3 baths 1,458 sqft $645,000
9333 Flicker Avenue Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 9333 Flicker Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20196421)
3 beds 2 baths 1,395 sqft $890,000
9680 La Esperanza Avenue Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 9680 La Esperanza Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20194043)
4 beds 3 baths 2,560 sqft $1,188,000
15907 Logan Court Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 15907 Logan Court, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20186666)
3 beds 2 baths 1,269 sqft $528,000
10793 El Centro Avenue Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 10793 El Centro Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20190705)
5 beds 2 baths 1,744 sqft $650,000
18485 Jacaranda Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 18485 Jacaranda Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20190301)
5 beds 3 baths 1,997 sqft $990,000
16449 Watershed Drive Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 16449 Watershed Drive, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # PW20188051)
3 beds 2 baths 1,429 sqft $588,000
17812 Santa Anita Circle Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 17812 Santa Anita Circle, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20187052)
4 beds 2 baths 1,833 sqft $955,000
10188 Swallow Avenue Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 10188 Swallow Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20174449)
5 beds 3 baths 2,195 sqft $950,000
9177 El Morado Avenue Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 9177 El Morado Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20183160)
4 beds 4 baths 2,236 sqft $1,099,000
17795 San Candelo Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 17795 San Candelo Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # OC20182450)
5 beds 4 baths 3,328 sqft $1,385,000
11796 Tulip Court Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 11796 Tulip Court, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # PW20183017)
3 beds 2 baths 1,149 sqft $501,000
18895 Walnut Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Photo of 18895 Walnut Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (MLS # RS20181093)
3 beds 2 baths 1,941 sqft $857,000

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Fountain Valley School Data

Fountain Valley School Districts

Fountain Valley Elementary School District
PK-8
http://www.fvsd.us

Fountain Valley Schools

Courreges (Roch) Elementary School
K-5, public
Cox (James H.) Elementary School
K-5, public
Fulton (Harry C.) Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.fvsd.ca.us/schools
Gisler (Robert) Elementary School
K-5, public
http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/sd/details.asp?cds=30664986027973&Public=Y
Masuda (Kazuo) Middle School
6-8, public
Moiola (Fred) Elementary School
K-8, public
Plavan (Urbain H.) Elementary School
K-5, public
http://www.fvsd.k12.ca.us
Tamura (Hisamatsu) Elementary School
K-5, public
http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/sd/details.asp?cds=30664986027924&Public=Y
Ethan B. Allen Elementary School
K-6, public
http://www.ggusd.us/allen
Los Amigos High School
9-12, public
http://www.ggusd.us/lahs
James Monroe Elementary School
K-6, public
http://www.ggusd.us/monroe
Mamie L. Northcutt Elementary School
K-6, public
http://www.ggusd.us/northcutt
Fountain Valley High School
9-12, public
http://www.fvhs.com
Valley Vista High (Continuation) School
9-12, public
http://www.vvhs.info
Vista View Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.ovsd.org
Shoreline Christian School
K-8, private
Leport School Fountain Valley
PK-8, private
http://www.leportschools.com/fv
Huntington Valley Preschool And Kindergarten
K, private
Montessori Children’s Center
PK-2, private
Fountain Valley Montessori Center
PK-5, private
http://www.fvmontessori.com
Slater Montessori Academy
K-2, private
http://www.slatermontessoriacademy.com
The Sycamore Tree School
1-12, private
Wisdom Academy
K-11, private
Aletheia Classical Academy
1-12, private
Carden Academy of Fountain Valley
PK-8, private
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