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-Winter climate
-Small-town atmosphere
-Nearby national parks


-Crime rates
-Low educational attainment

What Bert Has To Say About Modesto Metro Area

Mainly agricultural in character, Modesto is a “modest” Central Valley town—so named because the dignitary the town intended to name itself after refused the honor out of modesty. The unremarkable downtown has a enough of a small-town feel to be the subject of the movie American Graffiti (although the actual filming was done in Marin County north of San Francisco). But there isn’t much to do and unemployment is high.

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Quick Facts About Modesto

    The unemployment rate in Modesto is 9.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Modesto jobs have Increased by 2.16 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Modesto's cost of living is 14.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Modesto's population is 211,266 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 28.25 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Modesto is $236,100. Home appreciation the last year has been -33.27 percent.
    Modesto public schools spend $9,074 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24.3 students per teacher in Modesto.

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Hi...I've lived in Modesto for ~16years and live in a newer middle class neighborhood. Shopping for lifes necesities is convienent to most neighborhoods, schools all... (read more)
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Word of advice for all you idiots who are paying too much in the Bay Area and have the brilliant idea of moving here and then commuting to the Bay Area for your job:... (read more)
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I returned here for a temporary, 9 month stay after 25 years: Modesto has mushroomed almost beyond recognition, and certainly doesn't feel the same! I had wonderful... (read more)
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