Los Banos, CA

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Los Banos, CA

About Los Banos, CA

Los Banos, California is situated in Merced County giving tourists leisure areas such as San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area while also having employment opportunities at Los Banos Memorial Hospital along with entertainment opportunities at Del Rio Bowling Small city - Central California, mid-Central Valley, 80 miles south of Sacramento.

Location Details

State: California
County: Merced County
Metro Area: Merced Metro Area
City: Los Banos
Zip Codes: 93635
Cost of Living:
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 22 ft above sea level
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Merced has played a role, for the past 125 years, as a sleepy agricultural and transportation center and a travel gateway to Yosemite National Park. But in 2005, the long-awaited University of California Merced campus was finally opened, which should over time greatly influence its role and character and bring positive growth. Aside from the University and its 2100-acre campus northeast of town, Merced is a typical Central Valley town, with a pleasant if somewhat mundane character. Retail and residential growth are well-planned and attractive.

The COL Index and median home prices are extreme, especially given local incomes. Those willing to pay these prices are clearly betting on the future, and if Merced grows up to be another Davis, home of the University of California campus of that name and an excellent college town example, things should work out well.

The immediate area is level and mainly agricultural. Just to the east, the Sierra Nevada foothills rise into an oak-studded grassland with mountains approaching 13,500 feet. Coastal mountains rise to the west to 4,000 feet, providing a dramatic landscape on all but the most dusty or hazy valley days. Climate is typical for the Central Valley- hot, dry summers and mild winters with frequent valley fog and about 90% of the year’s annual rain.

Los Banos Cost of Living

Nearby national parks, emerging college town, and future job growth make Los Banos a great place to live.

+21.1% higher than avg
+0.8% higher than avg
$1,020 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-12.5% lower than avg
Los Banos Crime
43.1 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Los Banos
   Nearby national parks
Low educational attainment
   Emerging college town
Cost of living
   Future job growth
Current unemployment
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Everything I think about this town has already been said. And those things unfortunately are more in the negative category. Not too much good to say about this town.   More

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The most attractive part of Los Banos is their proximity to San Jose and relatively low housing prices. However, if you look at it from different angles Los Banos may  More

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Over 6 years ago

Inaccurate facts. The heat in Los Banos is relentless. From May to mid or end of September100 +degrees. I lived there most of my 59 years. It is oppressive. It can go  More

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