Reviews & Comments
re: I Was Bullied And Miserable Here
Sorry to hear you had to experience the true Fresno. There is a LOT of racism against whites here. It sounds like you worked in government, and that is the worst. People in general are unfriendly here and rather lacking in class, but government workers are the most entitlement-minded people I've ever met here. I hope you went back to Oklahoma, or someplace sane. I'd rather deal with tornadoes than people in Fresno. I'll be out at retirement.
Fresno, CAProverty-Stricken, Unpleasant Area
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 few years, we haven't even had much fog, though it can be bad some years. There are lots of churches, bars, restaurants and gyms available. Sadly, that's about the extent of it. I'm not sure what the worst part of Fresno would be, but we ranked 2nd in a national study of the most impoverished cities in the U.S. You can see that everywhere except in the posh communities north of Herndon Avenue. Fresno doesn't fuss about beauty. I guess when 50% of the population is on Medicare, and with a poverty rate of over 28%, we really don't have the funds available to beautify the communities. There are a lot of low-life people lurking around, and even the typical Fresno resident is not what you'd call "friendly." People act as if they have a secret to hide. Perhaps many are here illegally and fear white citizens. Whatever their problem is, it doesn't make for cohesive communities. There's a lot of crime here, but our Chief of Police, Jerry Dyer, is a good law enforcement man. He does his best to root out the criminals, but the cops can only be so many places, and we are under-funded for hiring more officers. Housing prices are much lower in Fresno than in the more interesting parts of California, by they are high here for what you get. The quality of people in general is very low. Unless you're wealthy, don't expect a wide range of dating options if you're single. Drug-addiction is rampant. It seems like this city draws the worst of humanity. Our city government is corrupt, and dealing with the city if you need a permit for home or business is just about impossible. No one in government is held accountable. We have a couple of good councilmen, but most are raving leftists who would see our city become a haven for criminals and illegals. So far, we have maintained a Republican mayor, but he is a weak leader and easily swayed by the tantrums pulled by the lefties. City government makes the worst decisions and wastes money on lost causes. We're still about 50% conservative politically, but the left is gaining a lot of ground here. Add to all the rest regular temperatures of 105-degrees or more for about three months out of the year, and 95-105 temps for another three months, plus dirty air, drought conditions, typically high California taxes combined with lower-than-average wages, few aesthetics and a society that's becoming more immoral by the day, and I would recommend you run screaming from Fresno and California entirely. I will be leaving at retirement myself.
re: Just like heaven...
Any advice to a widowed 60+ lady who wishes to purchase a small fixer-upper in an Idaho city with minimal snowfall? I would like to be near medical facilities, shopping and like-minded conservatives. Not too fussed about entertainment. I prefer reading to going out, but would like to work if possible. Thanks!