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5 Things To Know About Living In Fresno CA


Located in Fresno County, Fresno CA is a city that has been experiencing massive growth throughout the years. While it my not be as well-known as places like Los Angeles and San Francisco, Fresno is a booming city with a population of more than 520,000 people. But while Fresno may not be incredibly popular, it has lots to offer. Living in Fresno offers a great alternative to some of California’s other cities, while still boasting many of the qualities and amenities people know and love. Relocating to a new place always comes with a little bit of stress and uncertainty, but thanks to this list you can at least get an idea of what you can expect from life in Fresno. Read here for 5 things to know about living in Fresno CA.

Beautiful weather

Weather can really make or break a city. There’s just something about being in a place with beautiful weather that can really be good for your mood. Fortunately, Fresno’s weather is incredible. There’s definitely no shortage of warm days in the area, and you won’t have to spend much time feeling cold.

Relatively affordable

Let’s be clear here, the world ‘relatively’ is definitely a major key here. Fresno CA certainly isn’t a cheap place to live, but in comparison to other cities in California, it’s definitely a steal. According to US News, the average price for rent in Fresno is $886 which is far less than cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Nightlife leaves much to be desired

Fresno CA isn’t boring, but if you’re looking for a city with booming nightlife, you might be in the wrong place. However, while the nightlife might not be the most fun or exciting, there are still plenty of things to enjoy in Fresno. In fact, the city has an awesome art scene and the Fresno Grand Opera and Fresno Philharmonic provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy art and culture.

Young population

According to US News, the average age of Fresno residents is about 31. This means that Fresno CA can be a great place for people looking to relocate. While you obviously can’t control the age of the population where you live, being in a place full of people in your age range can definitely make things like dating and making friends even easier.

You’ll need a car

In general, one of the perks of living in a city is being able to take advantage of public transportation. However, public transportation in lots of cities isn’t exactly reliable. With that being said, if you plan on getting around Fresno, you’re definitely going to want to have a car – or at least have access to one you can use.

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Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program. Her writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.