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Visalia, CA

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Visalia, California was founded in 1852, just after the Gold Rush that brought thousands of hopeful prospectors pouring into the newly formed state. It's the oldest inland city between Los Angeles and Stockton, and, with its perpetual sunshine and warm weather, one of the biggest and most productive farming communities in the state. As a big city with over 100,000 residents, Visalia offers all the convenience of city life while still providing easy access to the untouched parks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains just a few miles to the east.

Apartments in Visalia CA


Willow Lakes Apartment Homes
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2.5


Harvard Court Apartments
Beds: 2-4
Baths: 2


Rosewood Villas
Beds: 2-4
Baths: 1-2


Sierra Vista Apartments
Beds: 2-4
Baths: 1-2


Valley Oaks
Beds: 2-4
Baths: 2


Mt. Whitney
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Visalia, CA is
Under 5 Years
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.03%
  • 7.5%
  • 6.69%
  • Female
  • 8.37%
  • 6.27%
  • 6.47%
is average rent in Visalia, CA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 4.73%
  • 5.71%
  • 5.85%
of units are available for rent in Visalia
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1050
  • 36
  • 1174
Getting Around in Visalia, CA

Because of its unique climate, maintaining a high standard for air quality has always been a priority for Visalia. That's why the city is keen on public transportation. Visalia Transit busses take passengers between residential and retail districts, the Visalia Towne Trolley zips around downtown, and the Loop Route busses take kids and teens from school to sports fields, parks, and youth centers. There's even a shuttle that residents can take into the Sierras, making it easy to get away from it all for an afternoon or a weekend. For most, it’s easier, cheaper, and more eco-friendly to hop on the bus, shuttle, or trolley instead of in the car.

Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Visalia is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 3.02%
  • 6.14%
  • 1.55%

Fox Theatre

<p>The people of Visalia have been looking to the Fox Theatre for an unforgettable night out on the town for nearly 100 years. The theatre was built during the Great Depression to give struggling workers a way to escape the harsh realities of day to day life for a few hours. Simply walking into the theater was an experience in and of itself, as movie goers found themselves transported out of Visalia and into a courtyard of an East Indian temple, complete with lush tropical plants and beautifully painted murals. Today, the theater continues to wow audiences with its incredible decor and top notch films and performances.</p>

Taste the Arts Festival

<p>Visalia is located right in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, in a part of the state known for its fertile soil and ample sunshine. From the beginning, farming was the main industry in Visalia, which is why this city holds the Taste the Arts Festival each year. This festival celebrates the "agricultural vitality" of the region by encouraging artists to create paintings, sculptures, and murals that show-off the bountiful harvest that comes out of "California's Breadbasket." This is one of the highlights of the year for residents of Visalia, and includes performances by local musicians, an incredible farmers market, and tasting menus that show off the various cultures that have come together to make Visalia the Eden it is today.</p>

Gateway to the Sequoia

<p>Though it sits on the flat plain of the valley floor, Visalia is only a short drive from the tallest mountain range and the largest trees in the country. In fact, Visalia's nickname is "Gateway to the Sequoias." Sequoia National Park, which is just a few miles east of Visalia, is home to some seriously massive trees. Visitors should be sure to check out the General Sherman tree, which can be found in the Giant Forest, a small section of the park that has five out of the ten largest trees in the world. The park is also famous for its stunning waterfalls, meadows, and granite outcroppings.</p>