Living in Fresno

Located at the center of the San Joaquin Valley of Central California, Fresno is the heart of Fresno County. The fifth largest city in the state, Fresno is conveniently sandwiched between Los Angeles to the south and Sacramento to the north. This inland city has several ties to large-scale agricultural production, in addition to the strong medical field and ties to AT&T.

The semi-arid landscape was transformed into an agricultural oasis after the creation of an irrigation canal and the establishment of the Central Pacific Railroad in 1871 and 1872, respectively. Despite low rainfalls in the summer months, Fresno County manages to produce large amounts of cotton, almonds, cattle and a variety of fruit-most notably, grapes. Local vineyards create delicious wines from their grape harvests.

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Discover Romantic Date Ideas in Fresno, from dining to entertainment and more.
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Catch a game, tee off or go for a hike. Here's your Fresno Sports & Recreation guide.
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Science, nature and art lovers: Find your inspiration at these top Fresno Museums.
When the lights go down, turn up the heat at these Fresno Nightlife hotspots.
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Uptown elegant or downtown chic? You'll love our Fresno Shopping list!
Discover the sights, sounds and tastes of this historical city on these unique Fresno Tours.
Enjoy the great outdoors with our list of Fresno Outdoor Activities.
Our guide to Fresno Festivals helps you celebrate the unique and unusual sides of this city.
Find out where the locals go with our handy list of Fresno's hidden treasures.

Metropolitan Fresno is home to a variety of activities and entertainment, most notably in the Tower District. This district acts as a hub for community events as well as performance arts and nightlife activity. Scattered within this urban center are a variety of parks. Those willing to travel 40-75 miles outside of the city limit will be able to experience the natural wonders of Yosemite National Park, Sierra National Forest, Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park. Several smaller cities, such as Clovis, are minutes away from metropolitan Fresno and offer a variety of job and entertainment opportunities as well.

 

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Fresno Government

City of Fresno

City Of Fresno

Mayor's Office Phone: (559) 621-8000
Web: www.fresno.gov

Fresno Police Department

Fresno Police Department

Phone: (559) 621-7000
Web: www.fresno.gov

Fresno Fire Department

Fresno Fire Department

Phone: (559) 621-4000
Web: www.fresno.gov

 

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Fresno Transportation

Fresno Area Express

Fresno Area Express

Phone: (559) 621-RIDE (7433)
Web: www.fresno.gov

Fresno Yosemite International

Fresno Yosemite International (FYI)

Phone: (800) 244-2359
Web: www.fresno.gov