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Pros

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

Cons

-Crime rates
-Unemployment
-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


    ECONOMY
    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.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Modesto's cost of living is 14.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Modesto's population is 211,266 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 28.25 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Modesto is $236,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -33.27 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    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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  12/17/2016
A town with lots to offer

Modesto Ca is a place that offers quite a bit. Lots of cultural opportunities, like the Gallo Center, Mchenry Museum. Fun activities plenty of parks and a safe place... (Read More)

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  1/24/2015
A Modesto resident's impressions:

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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  3/6/2012
Jobs

Like most central valley towns, things were great here doing the housing market boom. We are now suffering with too many foreclosures and lost jobs that were based upon... (Read More)

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