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-Winter climate
-Nearby national parks
-Some college-town amenities


-Summer heat
-High unemployment
-Unattractive sprawl

What Bert Has To Say About Fresno Metro Area

Fresno is an agricultural and minor banking and financial center for the San Joaquin Valley, the southern half of California’s famed agricultural Central Valley. Agriculture and some light manufacturing round out the private employment picture. The California State University at Fresno, or “Fresno State,” adds some college-town life including sports and arts activities, but it doesn’t have much influence on the look or atmosphere of the town. The city core, once neglected, has been renovated and some projects are still underway. A few nice older neighborhoods spread north, but much of the rest of the area could be described as “functional” and not very interesting, and some are downright gritty.


Quick Facts About Fresno

    The unemployment rate in Fresno is 11.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fresno jobs have Increased by 0.91 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Fresno's cost of living is 4.80% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Fresno's population is 495,777 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.41 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Fresno is $159,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 12.90 percent.
    Fresno public schools spend $10,545 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.2 students per teacher in Fresno.

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re: I Was Bullied And Miserable Here - 1/13/2016
Seroquel 200/300 & Jill. You are on point. My job only wanted to have availability to be back in California in the Northern part instead of Southern. It seems we have... (read more)
re: THE RACIST CITY FRESNO - 11/21/2010
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re: I Was Bullied And Miserable Here - 1/13/2016
I grew up with themThey are almost all that way.Blame the White... (read more)
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