Fallbrook is an unincorporated community in northern San Diego County, California. The Fallbrook census-designated place (CDP) population was 30,534 at the 2010 census, up from 29,100 at the 2000 census.
Fallbrook's downtown is not on any major highway route. It is 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Interstate 15 or 5 miles (8.0 km) 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.
Fallbrook 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.