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Fountain Valley, California is a vibrant community that places a large emphasis on health and wellness. With multiple hospitals, medical centers, and pharmacies in the area, residents have easy access to the medical services they need. There are also plenty of recreational activities such as parks and gyms for those who wish to stay active. The city also offers nutrition classes and mental health support services for those who need assistance or guidance. Overall, Fountain Valley is an ideal place for its citizens to stay healthy and fit.

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.

Physicians per Capita

There are 249 physicians per 100,000 population in Fountain Valley. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Fountain Valley area is 89.0 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

89.0 / 100

Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Fountain Valley area is 65 (100=best). The US average is 55.

65 / 100

Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.

Superfund Index

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Fountain Valley area is 97 (100=best). The US average is 87.

97 / 100

The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.

Quick Facts

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Fountain Valley commutes 28.5 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

Air Quality Index

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Fountain Valley area is 51 (100=best). The US average is 58.

51 / 100

This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

Air Quality Health Risk
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We are just average home gardeners and having lived in Fountain Valley for over 40 years, my wife and I have found the climate excellent for growing nearly ever kind of  More

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Over 17 years ago

fountain valley is nice but very expensive. Average home price will run you around $700,000.Beaches are close by. People are okay but no sense of community or sense of  More

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The weather is very moderate year-around. Warm summers, comfortable spring-time, cool  More

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