Fresno, California 

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Best Places to Live in Fresno, California

Mid-sized city - Central California, center of San Joaquin Valley along State Route 99
-Winter climate
-Nearby national parks
-Some college-town amenities
-Summer heat
-High unemployment
-Unattractive sprawl

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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.


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Country: United States
State: California
County: Fresno County
Metro Area: Fresno Metro Area
City: Fresno
Zip Codes: 93722, 93727, 93702, 93720, 93726, 93706, 93705, 93711, 93703, 93710, 18 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 327 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Fresno is 10.20% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fresno jobs have increased by 2.33%. Learn More...
Compared to the rest of the country, Fresno's cost of living is 6.60% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Fresno's Cost of Living
Fresno's population is 520,052 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 46.82%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Fresno is $195,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -25.32%. Check out the homes in the area.
Fresno public schools spend $10,767 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24.2 students per teacher in Fresno. Learn More...

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It's a good time to buy in Fresno. Home Appreciation is up 8.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Fresno Real Estate.

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Reviews for Fresno    69 Reviews
Absolutely terrible - 6/18/2018
The summers are hot, dry, and brutal. There’s little rain and clouds are rare, the sun just beats down on you. There’s no real culture. You know, major California cities... (Read More)

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Proverty-Stricken, Unpleasant Area - 5/6/2018
There's not a lot I can say for Fresno. It's in close proximity to Yosemite National Park, and not too far from the central coast. The winters are mild, and for the past... (Read More)

Racist niehbors - 1/23/2016
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93722, 93727, 93702, 93720, 93726, 93706, 93705, 93711, 93703, 93710, 18 total