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-Nearby national parks
-Winter climate
-Small town atmosphere


-Arts and culture

What Bert Has To Say About Visalia-Porterville Metro Area

This San Joaquin Valley agricultural area is one of the largest producers of oranges and citrus fruits in the world. The flat landscape rises dramatically from flat orchard land to Sequoia National Park, just 50 miles to the east. The downtown areas of both Visalia and Porterville are fairly neat and functional but lack interest.

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Quick Facts About Visalia

    The unemployment rate in Visalia is 8.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Visalia jobs have Increased by 3.75 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Visalia's cost of living is 3.80% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Visalia's population is 130,104 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 72.01 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Visalia is $204,100. Home appreciation the last year has been -23.33 percent.
    Visalia public schools spend $8,193 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 26.6 students per teacher in Visalia.

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Best town in the Valley
Visalia is wonderful. I moved here a year ago and nothing but friendly folks. Shopping and living is affordable. 100+ restaurants and bars probably within 1 square... (read more)
Visalia...Love it or leave it...
I totally agree with all of you...I have lived in Visalia since 1951...I've moved away 5 times...decided that there is no place like home...some of the comments seem to... (read more)
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I've lived in Visalia all my life & it's my belief here it depends on who you socialize with that depends on the quality of your life. Me living here for so long I've... (read more)
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