The city of Fallbrook, California, is located 55 miles north of San Diego and immediately east of Camp Pendleton. This city is nicknamed the avocado capitol of the world. The city is home to Palomar College, offering more than 250 associate’s degree and certificate programs. Popular courses here include business, computer science, English, math, firefighter training, and emergency management.
The city’s location next to Camp Pendleton means that many people work at the base and live in the city. Others work in industries that support this important military base. This base is particularly vital because it is one of the few bases that have the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System, commonly known as STARS air radar. More than 100,000 people work each day on the 125,000 acre base.