Wonda Smeeths

A Real Estate Broker at Fresno and Beyond

Wonda Smeeths

Fresno and Beyond

A Real Estate Broker based in Fresno, CA

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Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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There are four school districts that preside over public education in Fresno, the most prominent being the Fresno Unified School District. It is the fourth largest district in California with nearly 80,000 students. There around 40 public high schools in the city, and around 30 private schools. There are nearly 20 post-secondary schools of all types in Fresno. Out of these institutions, California State University--Fresno (21,000) and Fresno City College (30,000) have the largest student bodies.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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If you’re looking for a place that offers you outdoor amenities in addition to a city life, Fresno is a great place to look into. The city is less than an hour away from Yosemite National Park, Sierra National Forest, Kings Canyon National Park, and is an hour and a half away from the Sequoia National Park. If you want to stay local, the city offers 1,500 acres of open space in nearly 80 parks where you can either bask in the year round sunshine, or cool down in the shade. Fresno also offers public access to a Japanese Garden, a zoo, a handful museums, and even underground gardens.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Fresno is the fifth largest city in California (by population), and is inexpensive compared to other large cities in the state. Here’s a list of the most populated cities in the state, in order of size, and their median rent: Los Angeles has a median rent of $1,088, San Diego is $1,194, San Jose is $1,678, San Francisco is $1,646, Fresno is $815, Sacramento is $974, Long Beach is $1,074, and Oakland is $1,129. As you can see, at $815, Fresno is by far the cheapest option of the eight largest California cities, and aside from Sacramento, is the only city on the list with a median rent of under $1000. It is also the only listed city with a median rent that is below the national average ($950).

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Public transportation options in Fresno aren’t as plentiful as one would hope -- Amtrak provides rail service, the Fresno Area Express provides buses around the metropolitan area, and Greyhound offers long-distance bus routes. Only one out of every 50 residents takes public transportation to work every day. Contrarily, nine out of ten residents drive a vehicle to work. The average commuting time here is 24 minutes, which is five minutes less than the state average and two less than the national average.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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There are around 285 acres of public parks and landscaping in Clovis for their residents to enjoy. There are also ten trails in the city for jogging, walking, and enjoying nature. The Wild Water Adventure Park is located near Clovis too, which is one of the best water parks in California. And, there is Graveyard Lakes -- don’t be fooled by its name -- which is a beautiful 16 mile hiking trail. If you live in Clovis you will find yourself outside a lot of the time, and you will never be bored.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Crime in Clovis is fairly neutral, with a very low violent crime rate, yet an above-average property crime rate. The violent crime rate here is lower than the U.S. average by a staggering 65%, and lower than the state average by 68%. On the other hand, the property crime here is higher than the U.S. average by 14%, and higher than the state average by 27%. Comparatively, the chance of being affected by a violent crime here is 2 in 1000, and for a property crime it jumps up to 38 in 1000.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Renting an apartment in Clovis isn’t outrageously expensive, but it’s pricey compared to surrounding cities. The average two bedroom apartment here costs $866. Comparatively, the same two bedroom space goes for $756 in Fresno, $770 in Reedley, $775 in Sanger, $781 in Kerman, and $802 in Auberry. The cost of property here in Clovis decreases for a one bedroom ($699 on average), and rises for a three bedroom ($1315).

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Fresno sits just eight miles southwest of Clovis. The two cities are connected by California Route 168, and are a fifteen minute drive apart. This commute, however, can be much longer during rush hour traffic. The average time it takes a Clovis resident to commute to work, one way, is 23 minutes. And, if you live in Clovis, you will probably be driving to work, because 93% of residents do. Less than .5% take public transportation, and almost 3% take another form of transportation, such as biking.

 

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