Central California is a growing place with diverse populations, strong sense of community, less traffic, and affordable living. With around 300 days of sunshine, outdoor activities, festivals, and leisure are abundant.


Clovis Way of Life

Clovis is the perfect place to call “Home” with great schools, a lot of parks, lakes, bike trails, community events, and beautiful homes.

Highly Ranked Educational Institutions

Clovis Unified School District consistently ranks among the best school districts in the state. Top ranked community colleges and universities are also located in the Central Valley.


Farmers Market

Get your choice of fresh fruit, nuts, and healthy vegetables at the many local farmers markets.

Plentiful Career Opportunities

Central California is in critical need of health care providers, with a projected shortage of 8,200 physicians, there will be plenty of jobs available for future CHSU-COM graduates.

We Have Everything

Central California is close to everything! Beaches, boardwalks, mountains, ski resorts, lakes, theme parks, big cities, farm cities, an international airport, and everything in between.

Diverse Culture and Population

With a population of 530,000+ representing over 70 distinct ethnic groups, Fresno County is considered one of the fastest growing and most diverse counties in the state.

Clovis & Fresno

Things To Do


California’s Central Valley is bustling with local events throughout the year and many of them have been around for over a century.

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Clovis Rodeo
Art Hop
The Big Fresno Fair
Vintage Days
World Ag Expo

Cultural Events

With a population of 530,000+ representing over 70 distinct ethnic groups, Fresno County is considered one of the fastest growing and most diverse counties in the state.


Hmong Cultural New Year Celebration
Fresno Greek Fest
Diwali Festival
Christmas Tree Lane
Fresno Reel Pride LGBTQ Film Festival

Farmers Markets

One of the benefits of living in the Central Valley is our rich agricultural environment. We have fruits, vegetables, nuts and more to enhance your healthy eating and lifestyle year-round.


Clovis Farmers Market in Old Town Clovis
Fort Washington Farmers Market
River Park Farmers Market
The Vineyard Farmers Market

neighborhood Parks

With beautiful year-round weather, California’s Central Valley offers multiple large parks, bike trails, walking paths, workout stations, and ponds. There are also several parks and trails within close proximity to CHSU’s campus.


Woodward Park
Clovis Neighborhood Parks
Todd Beamer Park
Kearney Park
Granite Park Sports Complex

Lakes and rivers

Whether you enjoy jet skis, tubing, or BBQs by the lake, Central California has several beautiful options. Our lakes and rivers are close by with warmer temperatures and big trees!

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Shaver Lake
Huntington Lake
Millerton Lake
San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust
Kern River

national parks

California’s Central Valley is centered between three national parks (Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia) and other national parks are just a day trip away!

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Yosemite National Park
Sequoia National Park
Kings Canyon National Park
Pinnacles National Park


California’s Central Valley is located 2-3 hours away from world-class costal destinations, which makes for a great day-trip or weekend getaway!


Pismo Beach
Morro Bay
Pebble Beach

outdoor destinations

If you’re looking for fun activities to do on the weekend, California’s Central Valley offers some unique opportunities to enjoy the outdoors right in town!

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Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Shinzen Japanese Garden
Forestiere Underground Gardens
Clovis Botanical Garden


The Red Wave is not a myth. Fresno State Athletics is sure to satisfy any sports buff. From football to baseball to women’s soccer and basketball we have year-round sports for everyone.


Fresno State Athletics
Fresno Grizzlies Baseball
Fresno Monsters Hockey
Central Valley Fuego Fútbol Club

arts and culture

California’s Central Valley has a bustling art scene, especially in Fresno’s Tower District and Downtown Fresno, showcasing the talent of our local art community.


Fresno Art Museum
Arte Américas
African American Historical & Cultural Museum
Roger Rockas Dinner Theater
Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra
Broadway in Fresno


Fresno County is the number one agricultural producing county in the United States, and we benefit from the home-grown advantage that offers an endless selection of restaurants and food trucks.

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Premiere Restaurant Dining
Farm-to-Table Dining
Fresno Street Eats – Food Truck Destinations
Fresno County Wine Journey
Fresno’s Craft Brew Scene


Fresno and Clovis have several indoor and outdoor shopping centers to satisfy every taste and style, from premiere retail chains to iconic locally-owned shops.

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Old Town Clovis
Sierra Vista Mall
The Shops at River Park
Fashion Fair
Fig Garden Village


Whether you have an elementary school student or are looking to pursue higher education, California’s Central Valley has award winning schools and universities to educate the next generation of leaders.

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Clovis Unified School District
Fresno Unified School District Magnet Programs
Private K-12 Schools
State Center Community College District
Fresno State
Fresno Pacific University

There is always something to do in Central California

Whether it’s taking a trip to the lake or hitting the local restaurants, there’s always something new you can fill your schedule here in Central California.

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