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The communities of Fallbrook/Bonsall consist of 40,000+ acres and are located south of Riverside County and east of Camp Pendleton Base. Its neighboring communities are Oceanside to the west, Pala to the east and Temecula to the northeast.

Fallbrook/Bonsall is approximately 40 miles north of downtown San Diego. If you hop on the 76 highway for about 20 minutes, you’ll be dropped off right at the beaches of Oceanside Most of the area is characterized by rolling hills covered in avocado and citrus orchards.

However, as the topography changes, it creates natural buffers that separate Fallbrook from its neighbors. The Santa Margarita River crosses through the rugged terrain in the northern portion of the planning area and the San Luis Rey River runs along the southern boundary that Fallbrook shares with Bonsall. The eastern portion is dominated by steep slopes and Interstate 15.

Each spring, Fallbrook hosts the Avocado Festival, which is a showcase of the area’s rich agricultural heritage. While olives were a significant crop in Fallbrook’s early days, nursery plants account for the greatest revenue numbers today. However, it is the immensely popular avocado that has become Fallbrook’s trademark product.


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