B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$187,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$901
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Fresno Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    360
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    32
    41
  • Robbery
    214
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    704
    500
  • Theft
    2,580
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    626
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,842
National
$55,322
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%
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Living in Fresno, CA for me, has been "Middle of the Road." I unfortunately, have not had the experience in living in any other city, giving any proper comparison would be difficult.
I do however find, that living in Fresno and within the San Joaquin Valley does have it's good points. Fresno is only a short drive away from coastal or mountainous destinations. We have local multi- cultural events happening on any given weekend, not to mention our sister-city of Clovis, CA... offers an array of fun activities that anyone can participate in.
Just a couple examples would be the Annual Clovis Rodeo, Clovis-Fest, and of course the ever popular Annual Big Hat Day. These events draw people from all over California to shop at the craft fair, eat food from fabulous vendors that travel to Clovis, just to be a part of this 3-day event, which kicks off Rodeo Season.
Fresno also has many multi-cultural museums. My personal favorite is The Veterans Museum. It is truly amazing!
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Fresno is beginning to bridge the gap between Clovis & Madera. It's school system needs a little bit of help but at least there are plenty of options. As with any large city, the safety is not the greatest but there are some areas that are better than others. Theres limited nightlife action, unless eating out everyday is included in your budget. However the housing market is increasing and the cost of living is affordable. Plus there are many job opportunities depending on how long you'd like to commute. Overall its a very diverse city!
Fresno is beginning to bridge the gap between Clovis & Madera. It's school system needs a little bit of help but at least there are plenty of options. As with any large city, the safety is not the greatest but there are some areas that are better than others (aka avoid downtown and you'll be ok). Theres limited nightlife action, unless eating out everyday is included in your budget. However the housing market is increasing and the cost of living is affordable. Plus there are many job opportunities depending on how long you'd like to commute. Overall its a very diverse city!