One of the things that tends to bring values and desirability down is a large homeless population, as it tends to add the element of property crimes or even personal crime, however, the homeless tend to gather in places with a more temperate climate and plenty of resources to beg for or get money and to be safe enough to live on the street and not be murdered or assaulted. I love this city and the people. It has a high crime rate, residents earn far less than they should to live comfortably, and 1 in 10 doesn't have a job at all.
I chose to move to Fresno. Javier Anicasays: If i had no family in CA i would have moved out of CA to an area with more rainfall, but inland SoCal is dry, arid, desert like, but does have MANY MANY lakes where i moved.
Mendota is a tiny place wedged between the 5 Freeway and Fresno in Central California.