— Living in the Central Valley —

Peaceful small-town living at the foot of the beautiful Sierras with opportunities for excitement in every direction.

Central California living is pretty spectacular. Between the majestic natural sights, the great community-feel, and the proximity to some of America’s most exciting cities, there’s something for everyone.

Family Friendly

The Central Valley is a family-friendly area that values education, a sense of community and a slower pace of life. The Porterville Unified School District offers the Career Pathways Program and Academies in Business and Finance, Health Sciences, Agriculture and Leadership, and Alternative Energy Related Occupations. Enjoy outdoor festivals, farmer’s markets, camping, sporting events, parades, and local cultural, history and heritage museums and parks.

Great Outdoor Adventures

Do you love the great outdoors? Well this is the place for you! Hiking, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding, skiing, rock climbing…..the list goes on and on. Visit the Trail of 100 Giants in the Sequoias. Camp and fish at Balch Park. Water ski or spend a lazy day on a houseboat at Lake Kaweah. Outdoor adventures are waiting for you in the Central Valley.

Delicious Cuisine

The Central Valley is known for its rich, agricultural offerings and is home to numerous family-owned restaurants. No matter the cuisine, local chefs serve up tasty menus made with fresh, local produce. With the abundance of roadside fruit and vegetable stands, you can even cook up your own gourmet meal!

Affordable Living

The cost of living in Tulare County is approximately 40-60% less than Northern or Southern California and the average home price is $215,000. Affordable living and an average commute of 15 minutes or less….how can you beat that?

Close to Popular Destinations

No matter which direction you go, you’ll find that this peaceful home-base is only a short drive away from some of your favorite cities and vacation spots. Minutes away from the foothills and mountains and only a few hours from Los Angeles, San Francisco and the beach, the Central Valley allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Arts & Entertainment

The Central Valley offers the benefits of a rural life style without sacrificing culture, arts, or entertainment. Each city in the Valley offers a unique sense of character. Enjoy local community theater, a baseball game at Rawhide Stadium, a rock concert at Save Mart Center, wine tasting at one of the many local wineries, a local art walk, or a night out at the Tulare County Symphony.