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The Central Valley

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.

INFORMATIONAL LINKS

City Government & Chamber of Commerce


City of Fresno
www.ci.fresno.ca.us

Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce
www.fresnochamber.com

Fresno Convention and Visitors Bureau
www.fresnocvb.org

Schooling — Primary and Secondary


Primary

Clovis Unified School District ("Blue Ribbon")
www.clovisusd.k12.ca.us

Fresno Unified School District
www.fresno.k12.ca.us

Central Unified School District
www.centralunified.org

University High School (accelerated college prep)
www.csufresno.edu/univhigh

Private

Carden School of Fresno
www.cardenschooloffresno.com

Fresno Christian Schools
www.fresnochristian.com

San Joaquin Memorial High School
www.sjmhs.org

Saint Anthony's
www.sasfresno.com

Secondary

California State University, Fresno
www.csufresno.edu

Fresno Pacific University
www.fpu.edu

Fresno City College
www.fresnocitycollege.edu

Arts & Culture


Fresno Grand Opera
www.fresnograndopera.org

Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra
www.fresnophil.org

Old Town Clovis
www.oldtownclovis.org

Entertainment, Shopping, & Sports


Fashion Fair—shopping mall & restaurants
www.fashionfair.com

Fig Garden Village—restaurants & boutiques
www.shopfiggardenvillage.com

Fresno Monsters Ice Hockey
www.fresnomonsters.com

Fresno Grizzlies Baseball
www.fresnogrizzlies.com

Fresno State Athletics
www.gobulldogs.com

Savemart Center—concerts & sporting events
www.savemartcenter.com

The Big Fresno Fair
www.fresnofair.com

Parks & Recreation


Yosemite National Park
www.yosemitepark.com

Last Updated Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 03:20 AM.