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15 Cities . . . 15 Choices
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Fresno County Cities
CITY OF CLOVIS
Located in the northeast quadrant of the Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan Area, Clovis is situated in the midst of the agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley. Since its incorporation in 1912, Clovis has been the "Gateway to the Sierra." Today, under the slogan of "A Way of Life," Clovis continues to plan and adapt to meet the needs of its present and future citizens. Watch an online video about this city.
CITY OF COALINGA
Nestled in the Pleasant Valley at the eastern edge of California's Coast Mountain Range, Coalinga is surrounded by hills and ranches. Coalinga is 10 miles west of Interstate 5 and 60 miles southwest of Fresno -- California's sixth largest city, Coalinga is a full-service city that provides a wide range of services to 19,063 citizens. Coalinga has an excellent school system, a community hospital, library district, parks and recreation district and a two-year community college. Watch an online video about this city.
CITY OF FIREBAUGH
Often referred to as the "Hub of the Great West Side", Firebaugh is probably known as an important agricultural area. Major crops grown in the area include fruits, vegetables, nuts and fiber crops including tomato, garlic, cantaloupes and cotton. Along with agriculture, diversity has been developing Firebaugh; new growth in manufacturing, packing and processing plants have enhanced Firebaugh's outlook. Watch an online video about this city.
CITY OF FOWLER
The City of Fowler is a community of more than 5,000 residents. It is located in the San Joaquin Valley with access to big city living, minutes away from the Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan area. Agriculture is the major industry. The City also intends to develop a strong industrial base in Fowler's industrial corridor. U.S. Highway 99 is also easily accessible. Watch an online video about this city.
CITY OF FRESNO
The City of Fresno offers a series of tools to promote development and economic vitality. The city will help your business gain the competitive edge necessary for success in today's business world. Compare this tool set with those offered by other California cities. Fresno offers them all. That's because Fresno means business. Watch an online video about this city.
CITY OF HURON
The City of Huron, founded in 1877 and incorporated in 1951, lies in the San Joaquin Valley's vast west-side region. Huron is nine miles east of Interstate 5 (I-5) and three miles south of Highway 198. Lassen Avenue (Highway 269) runs north and south through the city providing easy access for local produce delivery to major markets. 6,975 residents call Huron their hometown. Watch an online video about this city.
CITY OF KERMAN
Kerman is located just 17 miles west of Fresno in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley. One of the fastest growing cities in California, Kerman places great emphasis on quality of life, while still keeping a small-town flavor. However, the City of Kerman and the City Council have planned, financed and developed the necessary support infrastructure to properly accommodate this growth. A recent survey indicated that that Kerman had the lowest crime rate of incorporated cities in Fresno County. In addition to an extensive parks system (over 39 acres of developed parks) the City of Kerman offers a wide variety of youth and senior citizen recreational activities, programs and transit services. Watch an online video about this city.
CITY OF KINGSBURG
Heavily influenced by Swedish immigration in the late 1800's, the city has maintained that theme and is nicknamed "The Swedish Village." More important than the location and beauty of the City, is the genuine "family orientation" of the community. Neighbors care about each other, the crime rate is very low and citizens take pride in the appearance of their community.
CITY OF MENDOTA
The Southern Pacific Railroad established a storage and switching facility in 1891 at the site of present-day Mendota. The City of Mendota, however, was not incorporated until 1942. Recreational opportunities are abundant, with three city parks in addition to the county and state administered parklands, and an active sports and activity program. Hunting and fishing are excellent in the area. Watch an online video about this city.
CITY OF ORANGE COVE
Incorporated in 1948, this rural atmosphere is located on popular Highway 63 to Kings Canyon & Sequoia Parks. Pine Flat Lake and Dam are situated nearby at the edge of the Sierra Foothills. Major crops are citrus, tree fruit & grapes. The Santa Fe spur line is located within the City. The Orange Cove City Council encourages commercial, industrial & residential development. Watch an online video about this city.
CITY OF PARLIER
"A Community with a vision to the future" - Parlier was incorporated in 1921. It is the center of the beautiful San Joaquin Valley in Fresno County. Parlier has a population of 12,250 and was recently ranked as California's second fastest growing community, and it's ideally situated about 200 miles north of Los Angeles and about the same distance south of San Francisco and Sacramento. Watch an online video about this city.
CITY OF REEDLEY
Incorporated in 1913, Reedley, with a 2009 population of 26,426, is an agricultural community in southeast Fresno County. The beautiful Kings River flows through the community and offers a variety of recreational opportunities for boating, fishing, skiing, rafting, and swimming. More fresh fruit produce is grown and shipped from Reedley than from any other area of the world. Reedley enjoys several ammenities typically only found in larger urban areas, such as a college, a hospital, and beautiful trail system that runs directly through the heart of the community. The City is currently developing the first phase of a thirty-eight acre Regional Sports Park, which will include football, baseball, soccer, swimming facilities, and more. Watch an online video about this city.
CITY OF SAN JOAQUIN
The City of San Joaquin is a farming community with a population of 4,025, and is located thirty miles west of Fresno. It was incorporated on February 14, 1920. Cotton is the major commodity in the area, along with various other crops. San Joaquin is the center link, as Manning Avenue connects Highway 99 with Interstate 5. This connection attracts business and promotes growth to the area. Watch an online video about this city.
CITY OF SANGER
In the heart of the world’s richest farmland, Sanger is the center of the world famous Blossom Trail. Sanger’s award-winning schools epitomize the values of vision, innovation and tenacity. Sanger is a full-service city providing Police, Fire, and Emergency Services. The result is a city with a balanced budget, very low crime statistics, and favorable fire insurance rates for business, industry and residents. Watch an online video about this city.
CITY OF SELMA
In the past few years Selma has become the "hub" of growth for the south valley. In addition to many new housing projects, Selma is very proud of its downtown and industrial and commercial developments it has attracted in recent years. These include a U.S. Postal Encoding Center, a new regional movie theater, new shopping opportunities including a brand new Home Depot, and an auto mall.
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