Fresno...Fresno...Fresno - page 2

Hello everyone, Anyone working in Fresno....? I plan to move there from Canada. Looks great! Is it really a wonderful place to live and work? Anyone have input? How do you like it? :trout:... Read More

  1. by   PMFB-RN
    Quote from phoenix72
    We do not have hookers, bums, porn stores, or anything like Fresno
    *** No hookers or porn stores? What do you all do for fun?
  2. by   phoenix72
    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** No hookers or porn stores? What do you all do for fun?
    he,he,he. We tip cows, or make a short drive to Fresno. LOL.

    Shaun
    Last edit by phoenix72 on Nov 12, '06
  3. by   suzanne4
    Just be careful with whcih facility that you get placed at, if in Fresno, some are in areas that you woukd not want to be in.


    There are some very dangerous areas there..............can you be specific as to which part of Fresno that you will be working in?
  4. by   cacori2006
    I am only a pre nursing student, but living in clovis my whole life i can give some insight:
    i would like to 2nd and 3rd what everyone is saying about either live in clovis or north of herndon, even if the house looks nice, dont chnce it by living anywhere else. Also someone talked about st agnes? i agree especially if you are interested in cardiology since they just built the new cardiology wing which supposidly kicks a$$....or clovis community or valley childrens, it just depends on what you are interested in. University med center gets alot of trauma, but in the worst part of town, i have visited a few times and am always scared( the first time i went there and was down in the lobby area waiting to find out if a friend had died, a man kept harassing me saying he knew me and would follow me when i walked away, secuirity had to be called) anyways, i love clovis and feel safe anytime of night. The police dept. is the best, the town is so quiet that if you call them for the most minor thing, they will have at LEAST 2 units there within 2 min
  5. by   turbohound
    Hi m_chatelaine (a KD Lang fan?),

    First, as a fellow transplanted Canadian (from Edmonton) let me congratulate you on your decision to move to CA. You may be culture-shocked for a while. But CA is a nice place to live. I've stayed in Fresno on business, and given a choice would not want to live there. It's the real wild west, with lots of gang activity after dark.

    If you have a choice, consider the SF Bay area. Much nicer area, and lots of Canadians.

    Good Luck,
    Ryan
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from turbohound
    Hi m_chatelaine (a KD Lang fan?),

    First, as a fellow transplanted Canadian (from Edmonton) let me congratulate you on your decision to move to CA. You may be culture-shocked for a while. But CA is a nice place to live. I've stayed in Fresno on business, and given a choice would not want to live there. It's the real wild west, with lots of gang activity after dark.

    If you have a choice, consider the SF Bay area. Much nicer area, and lots of Canadians.

    Good Luck,
    Ryan

    No gangs in SF? Are you sure about that?
  7. by   phoenix72
    Quote from turbohound
    Hi m_chatelaine (a KD Lang fan?),

    First, as a fellow transplanted Canadian (from Edmonton) let me congratulate you on your decision to move to CA. You may be culture-shocked for a while. But CA is a nice place to live. I've stayed in Fresno on business, and given a choice would not want to live there. It's the real wild west, with lots of gang activity after dark.

    If you have a choice, consider the SF Bay area. Much nicer area, and lots of Canadians.

    Good Luck,
    Ryan
    We do have gangs in the bad side of town, like most other large cities. However, I have never personally been the victim of foul play in the 33 years I've lived here nor have my family or friends. That said, a few summers I went to San Francisco, which I love. While there, I had a man grab my butt, hard, as I walked down the street with my husband. That same trip, someome approached my car and tried to open it to get in, all the while screaming to me that he was hungry. This stuff has never happened to me in Fresno, and especially not Clovis. Would I go into downtown Fresno, other than the Tower District, at night? No! Like most people I stick to the North end of town and Clovis and am very happy. I think the gang talk and how horrible the Fresno area is is a bunch of hype. As I stated before, I've been here my whole life and traveled all over California, and it is a typical Cali. city, sans the gorgeous ocean nearby . I'm not saying that I am totally in love with the area. I'd much rather live in the San Diego area or in the Oakhurst mountain area but outside of those, I'm not going anywhere. I think the best idea is to visit and look at the areas that we've suggested. Get an idea for yourself. We truly get a bad wrap in the area.
    Shaun
  8. by   turbohound
    Suzanne, if you read my post carefully, you would see that I was writing about the SF Bay Area. A seven county metroplex, with over three million in population, and many safe, pleasant communities were you don't have to wear body armor to walk to your car.

    Of course there are gangs in SF. We just don't allow them free range...like in Fresno
  9. by   phoenix72
    Quote from turbohound
    Suzanne, if you read my post carefully, you would see that I was writing about the SF Bay Area. A seven county metroplex, with over three million in population, and many safe, pleasant communities were you don't have to wear body armor to walk to your car.

    Of course there are gangs in SF. We just don't allow them free range...like in Fresno
    I'm not trying to start anything, by any means, but I'm wondering what data you've used to determine that Fresno lets gangs run free range. You are incorrect in this as the police have implemented huge crackdowns and many tasks force that have cut it nearly in half over recent years I assure you that we have our own safe and pleasant communities in the area as well as MANY in Fresno itself. The problem is that our larger, more popular hotels is where the travelers go. This is NOT the side of town you want to be on. I believe that this is how a lot of people form their opinions. As stated before, stay in North Fresno or even better Clovis. It is very harsh to be judged as an entire city by one area of it. I don't know of a city out there that doesn't have a bad side. Anyway, there it is in a nutshell. I'm retiring from this post. I can only recommend making your mind up for itself and doing some research for actual data and a visit to the area. Good luck.
    Shaun
  10. by   turbohound
    Phoenix72, of course Fresno has good and bad areas, like any other city. I've even considered applying to the nursing programs there. I was simply being facetious.

    Sorry if I offended.

    Ryan
  11. by   Mimi2RN
    Just be aware that it gets HOT in the Central Valley in the summer. But we don't have hurricanes, or devastating tornadoes. Snow usually stays in the Sierras, and we don't have major problems with flooding. Earthquakes? I don't know when the last one was felt in Fresno.

    Sequoia National Park is less than 2 hours away, and you can hike and backpack until October. The same goes for Yosemite NP. You can ski or snowboard about an hour away. There are several lakes in the foothills, and water sports are very popular.

    Rush hour can cause stop and go traffic, but nothing like the Bay area or LA, or even Sac. There are lots of shops and restaurants, and also locations for major concerts and other performances.

    So come to Fresno. Give the Central Valley a chance. You don't have to wear body armor, some people make ridiculous comments. BTW, I worry more about having problems in the Bay Area, than I would in Fresno.
  12. by   WDWpixieRN
    My dad (early 70's) and step-mom moved up there about 9 years ago for her job....they seem to enjoy the area a great deal....I am sure that they are considered "north" as many mentioned as their neighborhood, shopping areas, etc., were lovely when I visited last year....my step-brother who's now 26 completed his degree at Fresno State, so apparently it wasn't bad enough to keep them from having him live and commute in the area.

    I don't know that there are very many places in CA anymore (or most larger-sized cities) that you won't have bad areas -- day and/or night.

    I think it's wise to take in to account everyone's comments and then spend some time in the area to get a feel for it. I also think it'd be prudent to contact some of these folks to get some ideas where to stay when you do that, however, lolol....

    Quote from Mimi2RN
    BTW, I worry more about having problems in the Bay Area, than I would in Fresno.
    Uh, yeah....except for some pretty exclusive areas, I'd have to agree on this viewpoint!!
    Last edit by WDWpixieRN on Nov 24, '06
  13. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from m_chatelaine
    Why does it cost less to live in Fresno?
    Undesirable weather.

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