Equestrian Fallbrook is a small town known for its many horse ranches and country living. Fallbrook is close to many area trails and equestrian shows.
Fallbrook is an unincorporated community in northern San Diego County, California. Fallbrook's downtown is not on any major highway route. It is 6 miles west of Interstate 15 or 5 miles north of State Route 76. Fallbrook is situated immediately east of the U.S. Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton. It once housed a stagecoach stop for the stage that ran from Temecula to San Diego.
Fallbrook is known for its avocado groves and claims the title "Avocado Capital of the World." It is often called or known as "The Friendly Village." The Avocado Festival is held in the downtown strip annually and frequently draws large crowds. The community has a thriving art community with Fallbrook School of the Arts, numerous art galleries, approx. 30 pieces of public art and an active Art Center with rotating exhibits. The School of the Arts offers year round classes and workshops in painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry making, fiber arts as well as art programs for youth, and there are plans for expansion in 2015/16.
Fallbrook is a center for the arts with longtime residents fostering a creative atmosphere and newcomers bringing additional talents to the area. In the 1940s and 1950s it was the home of film director Frank Capra who raised olives on his Red Mountain Ranch. He served on the Board of the local water district and produced a short subject film about a water rights controversy with the federal government titled "The Fallbrook Story." In the mid-2000s Fallbrook gained popularity among Hollywood celebrities.
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