5.4 out of 10


36.5204845191517 -119.55557734789
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Schools 3/5

"Fresno countys farmville"

Nestled in the center of San Joaquin Valley, Kingsburg is a small residential neighborhood surrounded by widespread agricultural farmland. It is predominately a white neighborhood (over 75%), with the rest of the residents coming from a hispanic or latino background. The city is also located on the banks of King River near Squaw Valley. Consequently, Kingsburg lies in close proximity to one of the top skiing towns in all of California.

The city has little commercial activity considering there is no legitimate downtown area. Highway 99 runs diagonally across the district and is conveniently flanked by Kingsburg Medical Center and a Kmart. The residential districts are saturated with old, single story homes, much of them look like 1950’s starter homes. Some of the northern neighborhoods subscribe to a pricier lifestyle, with elegant new homes and lavish front yards. Other homes also give way to nicely groomed lawns, leafy sidewalks and tree lined streets. It is a relatively quaint and safe city with plenty of open space farmland to go around for everyone.

Kingsburg's elementary school system is unique in that all students in Kindergarten through 8th grades will attend the same schools together. Washington Elementary serves as a Kindergarten only school. Then, children make their way through first grade, at Roosevelt Elementary, second and third grades, at Lincoln Elementary, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades at Ronald Reagan Elementary and seventh and eighth grades at Rafer Johnson Junior High School. And finally, most teenagers attend Kingsburg High School, which is separate from the elementary school system. It is quite a journey.

As for city wide events, Kingsburg Swedish Festival is one of the biggest and most popular festivals in the district. Taking place on the third weekend in May, the festival hosts a parade and a myriad of family activities and food vendors.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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