Review of Clovis, California

CA secret place thats great to raise family
Star Rating - 4/2/2019
It is unfair to have Clovis with such a good rating and Fresno have such a low one. Because Clovis relies a lot on Fresno for stores and things to do, while many of North Fresno rely in Clovis for their good school district. Fresno tends to get grouped more negatively forgetting that if you cut Fresno in half, it would probably have similar statistics as Clovis as a city. Fresno is a big city with mix of social classes. Where as Clovis has become really becoming the city that gets all the positive things without having to be associated with Fresno's negative. With that said, there is a reason Clovis gets really high regards. It's a small to medium size city of 120K population, yet has the accessibility of Fresno's amenities right next door. So the shopping, the higher education colleges like Fresno State and Fresno Pacific is right there. BUT Clovis doesn't have to be associated with Fresno's higher crime (although Fresno right now in 2019 has lower violent crime than SF, Oakland, Sacramento, LA when compared to big cities in CA). Clovis school district is one of the BEST school districts not just in the state of CA but ranked nationally. People in Sacramento area like to rave about Roseville and Rocklin school districts but Clovis Unified ranks higher than those. The diversity in Clovis starts to dwindle being majority white, then followed by Hispanic and Asians, and very little African American. Clovis is a very nice suburb city of Fresno and has a very small town feel. Old Town Clovis is charming and has a lot of events and local businesses. It is very safe here crime wise. There is NO FALL OFF of crime coming from Fresno because Clovis borders the nice part of fresno to begin with. In the winter you can look into the sierras and see the snow capped mountains. Snow play and ski resort is an hour away. National parks and lakes literally on your backyard. This is the perfect place to raise a family. The median price of a home here is $100K+ less than Rosevillle or Rocklin in the Sacramento area which are good comparisons. So a 3000 sq ft home in Clovis that would be $500K will easily be $600-650K+ in Roseville/Rocklin. $150K is not chump change, so Clovis offers a really good value. From San Jose, clovis is about 2.5hrs. Which is similar to going to Roseville or Rocklin. However, Clovis is farther from the other parts of the bay area. If you dont need to be as close to the bay area, Clovis maybe a better option.
Redd | Milpitas, CA
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- 6/6/2014
Beautiful town
We have lived in Clovis for seven years, and find the people to be very friendly, the view...
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- 2/1/2014
Great place to live especially with a family
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- 10/20/2012
Climate in Clovis
Clovis, and the entire Central Valley of California, is a horrible place to live. There a...
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- 6/26/2012
Trying to leave as soon as possible
My husband and I grew up here in the central Valley and now are looking to move as far awa...
Shannon | Clovis, CA | 1 Reply

- 10/8/2008
Good Schools
Good schools. Good co-curriculars....
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