Fresno rests in the San Joaquin Valley and is California’s fifth largest city, having a metropolitan population of 1,013,581 people. The current median household income for Fresno is $63,656. Fresno is located in central California and is surrounded mostly by agricultural land nourished by the San Joaquin River. Fresno is nicely located less than 80 miles from several beautiful state and national parks, including Yosemite National Park, Sierra National Forest, Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park. There are also multiple nearby lakes, and the Central Pacific Coast is just a two hour and thirty minute drive away. There are many entertainment opportunities in Fresno, from museums, galleries and restaurants to performing arts, dance and music events and venues, and a zoo. The greater Fresno metro area is home to and hosts multiple major employers, including Pelco, Valley Yellow Pages, Internal Revenue Service, Community Medical Centers, Amazon.com, California State University, Fresno, Saladino’s and many others!