Population: 141,384

Living in Visalia, California:
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5 comments on “Visalia”

Visalia is a small town with a low cost of living, friendly people, and a low crime rate. It is centrally in the San Joaquin Valley. It is only a two hours drive to the coast, and a four hours drive to San Francisco and Los Angeles. It has a diverse population and is a beautiful place.

Srivardhini, says: 2020

Visalia has an incredible downtown where one can go for a stroll. Visalia is conveniently located an hour away from Fresno and three hours away from UC Berkeley and UCLA. One can still engage in city life without experiencing the overcrowded streets. Visalia is a nice town to raise a family because you can take your family to visit LA and the Bay Area. Visalia is known as the biggest city within a 12-mile radius.

Kaylee, says: 2020

Visalia is a great city because it is a city with character. People get along, support each other and local businesses, and enjoy seeing the city prosper. It is a wonderful city to grow up in and raise a family in because is not too big or too small.

Visalia, California, was town of agriculture and nature. It was unique in the sense that there was so much nature around the town. However, as time has passed, the image of what it used to be started to fade. Visalia started to grow into a city. The division between the social classes has also become more evident, with simply crossing the road. What first seemed to be united, has fallen. Some schools were given the opportunity to join the Science Olympiad team while others were not even given a chance, the difference being the amount of money the parents had in their bank account.

Since Visalia is one of the biggest towns within a close radius, the school district does not have to deal with teacher retention. It is rare for new teachers to start the school year. As a result, students are guaranteed to have teachers who have experience in the classroom. At the downtown library, kids can get their first library card at the young age of 5.

Leslie, says: 2020

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