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Merced, CA

Merced, CA

Merced, CA

Highlights on moving to Merced, CA- Gateway to Yosemite
Located in beautiful San Joaquin Valley just 45 miles south of Fresno, Merced is the county seat of Merced County. With a population of around 81,000 the city offers a wealth of cultural activities, education and recreational opportunities without the over-crowded feeling of a big city. Merced is centrally located with easy access to the central California coast, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite National Park, and many more! Welcome to Merced, California, we think you’ll love it here!

Moving to Merced – What to expect

  • The climate in Merced. With an average overall temperature of 76 degrees, Merced has the perfect Mediterranean climate. Summer high temperatures range between 82-95 degrees with July being the warmest month. Merced doesn’t have much of a winter with average low temperatures barely dipping into the mid 30’s. It doesn’t rain much here either, less than 13 inches a year with the most occurring in January.
  • Getting around in Merced. Major highways in Merced include: State Route 59, state Route 99, and State Route 140. Merced County Transit serves residents with fixed route bus service and dial-a-ride transportation throughout the county. Merced is also fortunate to have the serves of YARTS. YARTS provides scheduled service into Yosemite National Park if you plan to visit!
  • Getting an education in Merced. Colleges in the vicinity of Merced include: California State University Fresno and University of California Merced. Both schools offer a variety of degree options to meet your higher education needs. If you have school-aged children in grades K-12 that will be attending public school you’ll want to familiarize yourself with Merced City School District.
  • Playing in Merced. Whether you’re in the mood to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, do some shopping, play some golf or explore one of the areas many museums Merced has several entertainment options for you! Some local attractions include: Merced Courthouse Museum, Applegate Park & Zoo, Hilmer Cheese Company, Castle Air Museum, and Merced Fruit Barn. The city is also fortunate to have a Multicultural Arts Center, Playhouse theater, and Merced Symphony Orchestra. If you need to do some shopping, Merced Mall is the place to go! With over 70 stores and specialty boutiques you’re bound to find what you’re looking for here. Downtown Merced also has excellent shopping between “G” and “R” streets. If you love to golf, Merced has 3 courses located within the city that are famous for their scenery and variety!

Moving to Merced, California – New Resident Links
City Website
Dining Guide
Interactive Map
Chamber of Commerce

The service center for Merced, CA is located in Fresno, CA.

Information about Merced, CA

Est. Population: 76274
County: Merced
Latitude: 37.3000
Longitude: -120.4833
Zip Codes: 95340