B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  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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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!
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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 (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!
Fresno tends to be given a bad name because of crime but honestly every city will face crime rates. I absolutely love the diversity that Fresno has! It offers a variety of foods to choose from, culture to learn about, and is one of the smallest yet biggest towns I know of. It gives you that small town feel with options to still do a ton whether you're looking to go hiking, dancing, to the movies, shopping, or just looking for a good park like Woodward to relax nearby. Some areas are great for Art Hop, local breweries, authentic Mexican, Thai, Chinese, and American styled food, and other areas may be a bit questionable and "sketchy" but overall some of the older buildings are still a great sight and the people bring life to the city.