Livability Score

77
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities B

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (3) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (6) A+
Carnegie Museum
Museum
Metro 4 Cinema
Cinema
Metro 4 Cinema
Cinema
Kings Art Center
Theatre Arts
Cinemark Movies 8
Cinema
Kings County Fairgrounds
Attraction
Food and Drink (28) D-
McDonald's
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
A&W
Fast Food
Cisneros Taqueria #2
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Five Guys
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
Jamba
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Yogurtland
Sweets
Chipotle
Fast Food
Cold Stone Creamery
Sweets
Subway
Fast Food
The Habit Burger Grill
Fast Food
Rally's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
In-N-Out Burger
Fast Food
A&W
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Fitness (4) F
Fit Republic
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Pilates Queen
Gym
Blueprint Studios Hanford
Gym
Groceries (6) B
Grocery Outlet
Grocery Store
Cost Less
Grocery Store
Harrods Market
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Foods Co
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Parks (25) A+
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Civic Center Park
Park
Coe Park
Park
Lacy Park
Park
Lacy Park
Park
Ball Park
Park
Youth Athletic Complex
Park
Centennial Park
Park
Earl Johnson City Park
Park
Earl Johnson City Park
Park
Kings County Fairgrounds
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Ball Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Hidden Valley Park
Park
Hidden Valley Park
Park
Vineyard Park
Park
Vineyard Park
Park
Freedom Park
Park
Freedom Park Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Shops (34) C+
Aaron's
Furniture
Staples
Electronics
Big Lots
Department Store
Command Zone Games & Hobbies, LLC
Toys
The Workingman's Store
Clothing
Hanford Mall
Mall
Verizon
Electronics
JCPenney
Department Store
Kohl's
Department Store
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
Sprint
Electronics
Supercuts
Hairdresser
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
AT&T
Electronics
Harbor Freight Tools
Home Improvement
Maurices
Clothing
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Famous Footwear
Shoes
Old Navy
Clothing
PetSmart
Pets
Ulta Beauty
Beauty
Marshalls
Department Store
Boost Mobile
Electronics
Great Clips
Hairdresser
Nails World
Beauty
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 0.3% take public transportation in Hanford.
Public Transit Stops (62)
Stops & Stations
A+
KART Transfer Center
Bus Station
Kart Transfer Center
Bus Stop
Hanford
Transit Station
Hanford, CA (HNF)
Bus Stop
7th & 11th
Bus Stop
11th across Cost Less
Bus Stop
8th @ Aria Community Health
Bus Stop
Lacey @ Carl's Jr.
Bus Stop
Lacey & Greenfield
Bus Stop
8th & Irwin
Bus Stop
11th @ Davita Dialysis
Bus Stop
11th @ Railroad Tracks
Bus Stop
7th & Reagan Way
Bus Stop
Douty @ Civic Center
Bus Stop
7th & Douty
Bus Stop
Lacey @ Chubby's
Bus Stop
Douty @ Library
Bus Stop
Lacey @ Government Center
Bus Stop
Douty & 11th Street
Bus Stop
7th @ Senior Villa Apartments
Bus Stop
Douty & Ivy
Bus Stop
7th & Brown
Bus Stop
Lacey @ Kings Eye Center
Bus Stop
11th @ KCAO
Bus Stop
11th & Cameron
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.3%
F
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cost of living D-

The cost of living in Hanford is 117/100 - which is 16% lower than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
D-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime D-

Hanford crime rates are 1,783 per 100k, which is 37% lower than California
Property Crime
1,354 crimes per 100k
C-
Violent Crime
429 crimes per 100k
F
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employment C+

The median income in Hanford is $65,974 - which is 3% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$65,974
C
Unemployment Rate
5.0%
F
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health D+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (10)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A
Adventist Medical Center Hanford
Hospital
Hanford Medical Pavilion
Hospital
Adventist Health Hanford
Hospital
Adventist Health Hanford
Hospital
Adventist Health Hanford - Birth Center
Hospital
Adventist Health Medical Offices - Hanford
Clinic
Lacey Medical Plaza
Clinic
Adventist Health Rapid Care
Clinic
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Costco Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A+

Hanford home prices are $231,600 - which is 43% lower than California
Home Price
$231,600
B
Home Appreciation Rate
25%
A
Home Affordability
3.5x (home price to income ratio)
B
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schools A+

The Hanford graduation rate is 80% - which is equal to California
School Test Scores
39%
High School Grad. Rates
80%
D+
Elementary Schools (26) B-
Crossroads Charter
Kings Valley Academy Ii
Kings Valley Academy
Kings Valley Academy Ii
Roosevelt Elementary
Kings County Special Education
Hanford Elementary Community Day
St Rose-Mccarthy Catholic School
Jefferson Charter Academy
Lincoln Elementary
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary
Lee Richmond Elementary
Joseph M. Simas
Kings County Selpa Preschool
Monroe Elementary
George Washington Elementary
Hamilton Elementary
Frontier Elementary
Pioneer Middle
Parkview Middle
New Testament Baptist School
Armona Elementary
Hanford Christian School
Pioneer Elementary
Armona Union Academy
High Schools (15) A+
Crossroads Charter
Kings Valley Academy Ii
Kings Valley Academy
Kings Valley Academy Ii
Kings County Rop
Hanford West High
Kings County Special Education
Hanford Online Charter
J. C. Montgomery
Hanford Night (Continuation)
Earl F. Johnson High (Continuation)
Hanford Community Day
Hanford High
Kings County Community
Sierra Pacific High
Armona Union Academy
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ratings B

Hanford has an overall rating of 72% from 9 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
A
User Surveys (7)
From AreaVibes
D
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A Great Community for Raising Children 4 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 01, 2021) I lived in Hanford while I was stationed at NAS Lemoore from 2017-2020. Hanford is a charming city with a population of about 50,000 residences. I lived on the Northside in a beautiful neighborhood called Stonecrest. Very good schools nearby Pioneer elementary, Pioneer middle, Ha ...Read More nford Christian Academy and Hanford west high school (www.niche.com to look up best schools). The neighborhood was very diverse and very safe. Neighbors were very friendly and looked out for each other. Alot of police, correctional officers and military lived in this neighborhood. Hanford primarily consisted of 11th and 12th Avenue for shopping areas. 10th Avenue was older but nicer neighborhood. Downtown was beautiful and remind me of the town that was in the movie Back to the Future. The south side isn't bad either but you have more of the crime occurring on that end. Overall, it was a great town and it was in the middle. Visalia was the next biggest city which was east 18 miles (very nice with very good schools), Lemoore was 14 miles west (avoid living there, bad schools, drug infested and poor with no amenities or shopping centers) and Fresno (population 500,000+ & gangland) about 28 miles north of Hanford. If you want to raise your family in a nice, safe charming town where you don't have to travel far for shopping, Hanford is where you want to be! Read Less
Really nice place to live for families! 4 rating By Blessed2B1 ( Apr 19, 2012) I have lived in Hanford off and on since 1989. People were really nice and still are generally. There has been an influx of illegals who have taken over the southside completely. But generally they are kind people and very hard working. We are a beef area too. Tons of cows and fa ...Read More rms. And trees, lots of them all over the valley.

In May we have a farmers market downtown that runs until around the end of October. We have unique buildings here, one we call "the castle." Years ago it used to house the towns criminals. Legend has it that one was a female who climbed the stairs and hung herself and locals proclaim she haunts the building. People has stated they have seen her, great folklore. Very creepy. Now it is our nightlife. A very nice jazz playing bar is there now.

Downtown still has its older buildings that have been kept very nice. The downtown park is beautiful with its huge fountain in the middle. Across the street we have a 50's ice cream joint that has not changed since the 1050's. And they make their own ice cream there. Its to die for! Superior Ice cream is also sold in our local stores. Maple nut, pineapple sherbet are just a couple of favorites. The also serve really nice lunches there. We also have a Renaissance Faire in September every year. Lots of family things here as well as the Kings Fair, and the race track.

We have a mall that is getting smaller and smaller by year. Most of the time shopping is done in nearby Fresno or Visalia. If you go to Fresno for shopping, do it during the day. There are a zillion great places to eat too. There is also an outlet 30 minutes away in Tulare where you can find all your favorite stores and a great movie theater there.

Homes are far cheaper here than anywhere. The yards are very big, and you can afford a home with a pool here for around $270,000! The schools are great. Pioneer school is one of the best. Its in the west of northern Hanford, and its a charter school, but one of the towns best elementary schools. You will want to live in the northern part of town. But can find some decent home just about anywhere but in the southern part of town. Thats the welfare area of town and where all the gang bang wannabees are.

We have ample shopping, people are very friendly, lots of churches as it is a family oriented town. Within an hours drive you will be in the Sequioa National Park, 2 hours, Pismo Beach, or Monterey. We are centralized for whatever your need is, snow, beach, heat, lakes, forest or shopping you will find it here.

We also have a Jr. College here, College of the Sequioas. Really nice college.

The drawback? It can get upwards to 105 degrees in the summer! Very pleasant falls, and mild winters. We are very seasonal. But there are places to go like the Plundge for a nice swim when its warm, or in your own backyard pool. This is hometown America folks, a really nice place to raise a family that is comfortably affordable. Read Less
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B Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Hanford? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Civic Center Park
Coe Park
Lacy Park
Lacy Park
Ball Park
Youth Athletic Complex

Entertainment

Carnegie Museum
Metro 4 Cinema
Metro 4 Cinema
Kings Art Center
Cinemark Movies 8
Kings County Fairgrounds

Food & Drink

McDonald's
Burger King
A&W
Cisneros Taqueria #2
Jack in the Box
Five Guys
Dunkin'
Panda Express

F Commute

Is public transit available in Hanford? Of all people who commute, 0.3% take public transportation in Hanford.
Drive to Work
80%

3% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

1% lower than the US average

A- Health & Safety

Is Hanford a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Adventist Health Hanford
Hanford Medical Pavilion
Adventist Health Hanford - Birth Center
Adventist Medical Center Hanford
Adventist Health Hanford

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
Costco Pharmacy

Doctors

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