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Fresno, CA

Fresno, CA

Planning a move to Fresno, CA?

Located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, Fresno is surrounded by agricultural fields and snowcapped mountain peaks. The city was founded when the Central Pacific Railroad established a station in the area in 1872. Not long after, in 1885, the city was incorporated and had just 10,000 residents. Today, Fresno is the 5th largest city in the state of California with more than 505,000 residents. Keep reading to find out why moving to Fresno, CA is going to be a great place to live for you and your family.

Moving to Fresno means being close to Yosemite National Park.

What you should know before moving to Fresno

Great location. Fresno is just 3 hours away from Sacramento and Los Angeles respectively, 2.5 hours away from San Jose, and just one hour away from Yosemite National Park.

Nice weather. With a semi-arid climate, you can expect mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. July is the hottest month, while December and January are the coldest. Temps in the summer average in the 90s, while temps in the winter average in the 50s. As for rain, Fresno gets about 11.5 inches per year. One thing you’ll enjoy about Fresno weather is the abundant sunshine, especially in the summer months. In fact, July gets about 96% of sunshine, so be sure to get outside and enjoy it.

Outdoor adventure. Speaking of enjoying the outdoors, Fresno has plenty to offer its residents for outdoor fun. There’s really no reason to stay inside when living in Fresno. You can golf, hike, snowboard, ski, white water raft, boat, rock climb, and much more. The city encourages residents to get out and enjoy their surroundings.

For family outdoor fun within the city, spend time at one of Fresno’s three large public parks. Woodward Park features Shinzen Japanese Gardens and lots of picnic areas. Roeding Park is near downtown and houses the Fresno Chafee Zoo and Rotary Storyland and Playland. Lastly, Kearney Park has two softball fields, two soccer fields, two horseshoe pits, and two dance slabs.

Raisins matter. Fresno is known as the Raisin Capital of the World. In fact, the city and surrounding areas produce about 60% of the world’s raisins and about 90% of the raisins sold within the nation. After moving to Fresno, you’ll need to get on board with the raisin craze!

Did you know? “Fresno” is the Spanish word for ash tree. There’s even an ash leaf on the Fresno flag!

Good neighborhoods. There are plenty of places to call home within the city. Central Fresno (downtown), Hoover, Fresno High Roeding, Mclane, and Woodward Park are all great neighborhoods to check out once you move to Fresno.

Walkability. According to Walk Score®, Fresno is the 25th most walkable city in the U.S., giving it a Walk Score of 42.

Economy. You might have a hard time finding a job in Fresno because the unemployment rate continues to grow year after year. In fact, the unemployment rate is much higher than the state’s rate. The jobs that drive the city’s economy include government, manufacturing, education, agriculture, and medical.

Education. Speaking of education, Fresno is home to 11 institutes of higher learning, including California State University at Fresno, Fresno Pacific University, Fresno City College, and California Christian College. For school-age children, they’ll fit right into the Fresno Unified School District. The district is the 4th largest in California and serves more than 73,000 students. There are 65 elementary schools, 17 middle schools, eight high schools, six alternative schools, and three special education schools.

Events. Fresno offers its residents several annual events. You can get in on all the fun at ArtHop, the Big Fresno Fair, Fresno Film Festival, Fresno Greek Fest, and the Miss California pageant.

The arts. Fresno is the place to be for the arts. You can enjoy performing arts and music, productions in historic theaters, and interesting museums. Don’t miss out on the Fresno Grand Opera, Azteca Theater, or the Fresno Art Museum.

Did you know?

  • Fresno sits at the base of three national parks: Kings Canyon, Sequoia, and Yosemite.
  • The region is the #1 agricultural county in the nation.
  • Fresno County has more lakes than any other county in California.

How to move to Fresno affordably

Affordable state to state movers are hard to come by. If you want affordable moving, U-Pack® is the answer. U-Pack is a “you pack, we drive” moving company that is often comparable in price to renting a truck and driving it yourself.

Picture this: Moving to Fresno in your personal vehicle or from the open skies instead of behind the wheel of a rental truck. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?

All you do is pack and load your belongings, and U-Pack will take care of the rest. When you’re done unloading, U-Pack will even pick up the empty equipment. Not bad for a self-moving service!

Side note: If you’re moving to Fresno Air National Guard Base, U-Pack can help you with your DITY Move (also known as a PPM). We offer certified military weight tickets and can help you make money off your military to move to the base. Let us know you’re in the military to receive a discount! Also, if you’re a student moving to a college or university in Fresno, we offer a discount to you, too!

Go U-Pack and kiss those Fresno moving worries goodbye! Click here to get a free moving quote and save on your upcoming move to Fresno, CA with U-Pack. We drive. You save.®

Related Moving to Fresno Resources

City Website

Visitor’s Site

Chamber of Commerce

Station Address:
Address: 330 S Teilman
Fresno, CA 93706
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (559) 268-5683
Fax: (559) 268-1508

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Fresno, CA, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Fresno, CA. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

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Upcoming Holidays Observed:
Service may be curtailed. Contact local service center for details.
Thursday, 11/22/2018
Friday, 11/23/2018
Monday, 12/24/2018
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Tuesday, 1/1/2019