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
$177,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$893
National
$928
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
    317
    0
  • Murder
    7
    0
  • Rape
    32
    41
  • Robbery
    194
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    850
    1
  • Theft
    2,723
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    575
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,531
National
$53,889
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • 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 Reviews

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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!
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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.
My experience in Fresno, Ca has been great. I was born and raised here half my life and it's a beautiful place to raise a family. Fresno is located in the San Joaquin Valley South of Sacramento and San Francisco and North of Los Angeles. It's hours away from the beach and has a lot to offer for anyone wanting to be located in California, but yet be economical all at the same time. I will advice the summers in Fresno are HOT! So if you're not comfortable with the heat I recommend not moving here because you will get burnt if your out for too long. Overall, Fresno is a small upcoming city that has lots to offer whether you're single or have a family. It's a city many should take a chance to visit and explore.