Fresno is the fifth-largest city in California and the county seat of Fresno County, with an official Census Bureau estimated population in the city of 512,000 and a metropolitan population of 1.1 Million. It is centrally located directly in the middle of the state and puts you in great proximity to explore the state. Trips to San Francisco take less than 3 hours to drive, so making day trips are often a monthly occurrence for residents of Fresno. It is virtually the same if you want to go south to Los Angeles, this drive is 3.5 hours and a very easy drive. Whether it is to enjoy the cuisine, see the sights, go see professional sports or just explore the city, you get access to the best of everything California cities have to offer, but don’t have to pay the outrageous cost of living!
Why Should You Move To Fresno?: https://www.buyingandsellingfresno.com/blog/moving-to-fresno-california-15-reasons-why-you-should
Why to Live in Fresno, CA (New York Times): https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/us/california-today-reasons-to-love-fresno.html
For beach lovers out there, Fresno is also an ideal location. Some of the best and most desired beach resorts in California are only 2.5 hours away.
Pismo Beach: http://www.pismobeach.org/930/2019-Portal-Page
Santa Cruz: https://www.santacruz.org/destinations/monterey-bay
Big Sur: http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org/
Carmel by-the-sea: https://www.carmelcalifornia.com/
Beach vacations, day trips, weekend explorations are all the norm for Central Valley residents. The Fresno area is truly unique with its proximity to National Parks as well. Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks are all accessible within a 90-minute drive.