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-Nearby mountains
-Mild winters
-Diverse economy


-High home prices
-Low educational attainment
-Arts & culture

What Bert Has To Say About Madera Metro Area

Madera means “lumber” in Spanish. However, you won’t find many naturally-occurring trees nor much of a timber industry in this mostly agricultural San Joaquin Valley town. It is located smack in the center of California’s broad, flat, agricultural Central Valley. The name dates back to the 1870’s when loggers built a flume to bring logs from the vast Sierras to the east to a railroad loading point.

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Quick Facts About Oakhurst

    The unemployment rate in Oakhurst is 9.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Oakhurst jobs have Decreased by 1.82 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Oakhurst's cost of living is 8.80% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Oakhurst's population is 2,482 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -4.61 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Oakhurst is $232,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -24.14 percent.
    Oakhurst public schools spend $9,492 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.5 students per teacher in Oakhurst.

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The good life.
This is a nice town to raise a family. It is much cleaner, air is better, and if you have a hard-rock well like we do, the water is very good. Our family who live in... (read more)
Nice, quiet and relaxing. A real hometown... (read more)
Better than expected
Coming from a much larger community, we really didn't expect much from the high school, but we were very pleasantly surprised. Yosemite High School has a wide variety... (read more)
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