- City in California
Rating 3.58 out of 5 441 reviews
It's boring and has nothing of value in it, but I haven't any real issues that I can recall. It's starting to add interesting restaurants as of late, at least.
Born and raised not being able to wait to get out. The only good reason people live here is because of the low cost of living in comparison to the rest of California and it’s convenient location being the midpoint between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Too many unsafe parts of town, poor support for public education, and poor leadership in education. Not too small of a community, but not large enough because you cannot go anywhere without seeing someone you went to high school with. If my parents didn’t still live here I would never come back.
Visalia is a town about 45 min from Fresno. This is an agricultural town. Visalia has great potential for growth and I can see that because there is a lot of construction around the town. It's a nice plate to live. You basically have everything here.
What I like about Visalia is the friendly people I find around me when I go do my errands. It’s a beautiful town and there are a lot of good places to go.
I grew up in Visalia until I was 35. Watched it get worse every year for the average income person.. I mean what city isn’t nice if you live in a gated community shop at high end stores. Well if you have kids in public schools get ready to educate them on , gangs, rape, drugs, self defense. The city has always hid the amount of crime around here. Talk to a cop and someone who works in the ER.
I like the community of Visalia as a whole although it does have several issues. One of those is the safety level for non-white individuals as well as LGBTQ+ individuals. Although there is a high level of Hispanic people in this community and therefore some racial diversity, there is a lot of racial tension. On the positive side, the schools are nice as well as the shopping options.
Visalia has a wonderful downtown area. With Covid 19 there are not many businesses able to remain open.
Visalia is a historically agricultural town with other industries developing the entire landscape. It is taking a face lift of boutique shops and dining that may appeal to the larger city crowds and their are business opportunities for enterprising millennials. It is the "red" in the California Democratic scheme, so it may be overwhelming to some. There is political room for "blueing", but it will take some time, as that arena is dominated by AG money. 45 minutes from Fresno, 1 hour from Bakersfield, and tons of hiking within an hour and a half.
I love Visalia. The Heart of the Valley Church is here and it represents the fruit of the Spirit. I also teach @ Valley Oak Middle School and it is family.
I like the plethora of restraunts there is. Most of the people here are friendly and will help you. There are many schools and things to do.
I have lived in Visalia almost all of my life. It would be a good place to raise a family. It has a great hospital and good schools. However I would love to see more to do for those who do not have families. Everywhere I do there are kids, and sometimes I would love a movie night without kids, or a restaurant night with no kids. I am not a bar or club person, so this is a hard thing to find.
My experience to Visalia actually made me move out here because everything is calm. No one is ever in a rush and people are actually friendly. The only this is everything closes early
Visalia is a small Central Valley city that is growing in size fast. The best part is your back year is the sequoia national park.
Visalia is a nice small town that is continuously growing. There are tones of great places to shop and eat at. There are many parks to visit whether it's for a party of some sort or even just a nice picnic. Visalia has always been home.
Visalia is a good place to visit and live. everything is within walking distance and familiar faces all around.
City is great overall, not to overcrowded and nice people. I have lived here all my life and I want to stay here and become a teacher. The city offers many things like a mall and a lot of stores. Downtown is great to walk around also.
I have more here in Visalia, then I have ever had. Growing up in South Los Angeles was all about survival. Here in Visalia, I would like to see more help/options for the homeless population. More health centers/clinics, more affordable housing and the same job opportunities that everyone is deserving of. Living here in the Central Valley has given me a chance to pursue my educational goals and to make a living for my family and myself. I believe everyone deserves the same chances, but I am also a form believer in doing the footwork and going out networking with peers and making your own way.