Fresno is a thriving, multi-cultural city located in about the middle of California's San Joaquin Valley. No matter where in the world you may come from, or what your beliefs are, there is bound to be a neighborhood in this city you will feel comfortable in. Its central location and excellent roads make anywhere in the state easy to get to, including the beautiful West coast which is only about two hours away. The many lakes in the area make Fresno a working persons dream for those who like to get away on their downtime to enjoy fishing, water sports, or just relaxing with nature at its best.
With a stable housing market, good schools, easy access to California's extensive highway system, and only minutes from downtown Fresno, Woodward Park has much to offer families with children or retirees looking for the perfect place to spend those "golden years." For those who would rather leave the driving to someone else, public transportation is easily available and buses even run on Sundays and many holidays as well. Other than close proximity to restaurants like the Black Angus on Shaw Ave. for an excellent steak or the many other restaurants in the area specializing in ethnic foods, there is more to this neighborhood than fine dining. The Fresno convention center offers year round, interesting events, and for outdoor entertainment golf at the Riverside or rafting on the Kings River are just two of the many possibilities this area provides. It doesn't take long for new residents of Woodward Park to see why it is considered to be one of the best neighborhoods Fresno has to offer.
Less than 20 minutes from downtown Fresno, the Bullard neighborhood is a lovely area to settle in. The housing market is stable, schools promote academic excellence, and this neighborhood enjoys a lower crime rate than many in Fresno. Roads are well maintained so getting around to your favorite grocery store, restaurant, or shopping malls is easy and if you decide to travel a little further, you're never more than a few minutes away from California's freeway system that can take you anywhere in the state you want to go. Indoors or out, there's a lot to do in Bullard. No matter what your age or gender, when you feel the need to get out of the house for a while you can enjoy golfing at the Riverside, fun at the Island Waterpark, or head for the Fresno Philharmonic to hear music at its finest. There are also many museums in the area such as the Kearney Mansion and Meux Home that receive a lot of visitors and don't forget the Kings River with all the opportunities it has for fun in the sun.
The housing market in Hoover is stable, schools meet or exceed national standards, and shopping is easy no matter what you need with stores of all kinds only minutes from home. You never have to worry about what to do with your free time in this area. The Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Kings River or Island Waterpark, and golfing are just a few of the things available in the neighborhood when you just want to get out for a while. Hoover is a well-maintained area with a lot to offer whether you're just starting out in life, or ready to retire and enjoy your freedom. Downtown Fresno and all it has to offer is less than a 40 minute bike ride away or about 16 minutes by car. Public transportation is convenient and dependable, and the freeway is only minutes away which can take you anywhere in the state you want to go.