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About The Area

Fresno County is located near the center of California’s San Joaquin Valley which, together with the Sacramento Valley to the north, form the Great Central Valley, one of the distinct physical regions of the state. The Coast Range foothills, which form the county’s western boundary, reach a height of over 4,000 feet near Coalinga while some peaks along the crest of the Sierra Nevada, the county’s eastern boundary, exceed 14,000 feet. The Valley floor in between is fifty to sixty miles wide and has an elevation near the city of Fresno of about 325 feet. (Environment of Fresno County, Fresno County Planning Dept., 1975).

Downtown Los Angeles is 220 miles to the south and east, Monterey, on the Pacific Coast is almost directly to the west, 160 miles by road, and San Francisco is 185 miles to the north and west. The southern entrance to Yosemite National Park is about 65 miles to the north, while the entrance to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is about 55 miles to the east.

Use the links below to filter through categories of helpful quick links, carefully chosen to help guide you through the area.

Outdoor Adventures

Fresno is the only city surrounded by three national parks, provides easy access to Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon.

Events & Activities

Fresno has many local area attractions offering fun and entertainment for all.

Shopping

Fresno is home to many shopping centers, department stores, small shops and outlets.

Resident Resources

Your Guide to Living in Fresno! Here are some useful links to help you live in Fresno.

Living in Fresno

If you call Fresno your home here are some links to help you make the most of life.

Visiting Fresno

Coming to Fresno? Here are some useful links to help make the most of your stay.

Fresno County Superintendent

We believe that every child, no matter his or her circumstances and abilities, must have access to a quality education in order to thrive.

Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading voice and advocate for the business community.

Transportation

Ways to get around the area, public transportation and basic travel info.

Real Estate

Up to date real estate listings for the Fresno, CA area.

Convention Facilities

The area is home to many theatres, conference centers, exhibition halls and more!

Recreation

Things to do including sightseeing, arts and culture, festivals and holidays, sports, shopping and dining.

Health Care

Eight hospitals operate in the city of Fresno.

Education and Research

Information regarding public schools, private schools, universities, colleges and research centers in the area.

Population Profile

Fresno is located in the fertile San Joaquin Valley in the central part of California, about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

History

Fresno is located in the fertile San Joaquin Valley in the central part of California, about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Geography and Climate

Fresno is located in the fertile San Joaquin Valley in the central part of California, about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Overview

The seat of Fresno County, Fresno is the commercial, financial, and cultural center of the San Joaquin Valley and the central California region.