Location and Weather
Fresno is in the center of California, 220 miles north of Los Angeles and 170 miles south of the state capitol, Sacramento. Yosemite National Park is about 60 miles to the north, Kings Canyon National Park is 60 miles to the east, and Sequoia National Park is 75 miles to the southeast. Fresno has many outdoor attractions including zoos, parks and gardens. These include the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Shizen Japanese Garden, and the Woodward Regional Park. The Island Waterpark, Fresno Art Museum, Meux Home Museum and St. John’s Cathedral of Fresno are also popular attractions.
In Fresno, the summers are warm, arid, and clear, while the winters are cold, wet, and partly cloudy. The summer temperatures are in the 90’s, with lows in the upper-60’s. The winter temperatures are in the 60’s, with lows in the 30’s.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
Fresno’s population in 2019 was 519,037, with a growth rate of 7.2%. The job growth has increased by 2.04% over the last year and in ten years, is predicted to have increased by 32.88%. The major industries are in healthcare, social assistance, agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, educational services and retail trade. The largest employers are Fresno City College, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission and JIPC Management. The cost of living is moderate, due to the Fresno real estate market and price of available housing.
With a location central to the famous Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, a variety of museums for cultural activities, good job growth and a moderate cost of living, Fresno will continue to attract those that want to live or work in central California.
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