Fresno is the fifth largest city in the state of California, with a population of just over a half million. It’s also the biggest inland city in the state, and a wonderful place to call home. Fresno offers its citizens a wealth of cultural, economic, and recreational opportunities, and if you’re looking for a home, this city is an excellent place to buy. When you’re ready to begin the search, check out Homes.com for all of your house hunting needs.
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Fresno was first incorporated as a city in 1885 in the area surrounding a wheat farm, and the Fresno Irrigation District in the southern end of Central California’s San Joaquin Valley. The town remained a relatively small farming community through most of its first century of its existence, but in the years following the Second World War, it grew rapidly as industry joined agriculture to drive the local economy. These days, agriculture still dominates the economy of the area surrounding the city. But within the city, the top employers include the Children’s Hospital, Pelco by Schneider Electric, Kaiser Permanente, Saint Agnes Medical Center, the city itself, and Community Medical Centers. Culturally, the Fresno area is home to several theater, music, and other arts organizations, including the Fresno Philharmonic, the Fresno Grand Opera, Center State Productions, Artists’ Repertory Theatre, and many others. The city is also home to a great many museums and other attractions like the African American Museum of the San Joaquin Valley, the Forestiere Underground Gardens, the Sierra Endangered Cat Haven, the Old Fresno Water Tower, and a wide variety of others.
If you're looking to buy property in Fresno, and sports are closer to your heart than cultural museums and attractions, then you can chose between minor league professional hockey, baseball, and soccer, or root for the hometown Fresno State Bulldogs. And when it comes to higher education, besides Fresno State, the city is also home to California Christian College, Alliant International University, California State University, Fresno, Fresno Pacific University, the San Joaquin College of Law, and several other universities, trade schools, and two-year colleges. Fresno is a great place to put down your roots. Whether you find yourself gravitating toward the Sunnyside neighborhood, with its wealth of new homes and proximity to golf courses, or the historic Tower District with its proximity to cultural and entertainment opportunities, you're sure to find the perfect home to buy. Or if renting property or a home is more your speed at the moment, ForRent.com is ready to help you discover all of the Fresno CA Apartments for Rent today.