Located in the San Joaquin Valley, Fresno is one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. Despite this rapid growth and booming business Fresno has managed to maintain the character of a smaller community. With multiple smaller suburbs and communities in the surrounding area you have the option of selecting an urban or rural setting for your home, while having convenient access to shopping, entertainment and outdoor recreation.
An added benefit to living in Fresno is its centralized location. Within a few short hours you can find yourself in beautiful Yosemite National Park, in the wine country of Napa Valley, on the coast in Monterey or San Luis Obispo, or in Los Angeles or San Francisco.
There are seven easily accessible lakes, two major rivers and several reservoirs for outstanding fishing and boating. Three major ski resorts are also nearby, offering some of the state’s best downhill and cross-country skiing.
Other benefits of life in the Central Valley and Fresno:
- Mild winters and moderate summers.
- High performing primary schools.
- Sporting events (Triple-A baseball—Fresno Grizzlies; college sports—Fresno State athletics; NAHL—Fresno Monsters).
- Arts and culture (Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra, Fresno Grand Opera, historic Tower District, Downtown Fresno artist galleries).
- Year-round farmers markets offering fresh, locally grown produce from the nation’s richest source of agricultural products.
City Government & Chamber of Commerce
City of Fresno
Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce
Fresno Convention and Visitors Bureau
Schooling — Primary and Secondary
Clovis Unified School District ("Blue Ribbon")
Fresno Unified School District
Central Unified School District
University High School (accelerated college prep)
Carden School of Fresno
Fresno Christian Schools
San Joaquin Memorial High School
California State University, Fresno
Fresno Pacific University
Fresno City College
Arts & Culture
Fresno Grand Opera
Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra
Old Town Clovis
Entertainment, Shopping, & Sports
Fashion Fair—shopping mall & restaurants
Fig Garden Village—restaurants & boutiques
Fresno Monsters Ice Hockey
Fresno Grizzlies Baseball
Fresno State Athletics
Savemart Center—concerts & sporting events
The Big Fresno Fair
Parks & Recreation
Yosemite National Park