Fresno Beehive

Sunset Magazine put out a list of 20 game-changing places to live and Fresno’s on it

Sunset Magazine calls Fresno “California’s most affordable big city,” which sounds like something you might see on the archway coming into town.

It’s better than nothing.

The lifestyle magazine put Fresno on its list of 20 game-changing places to live – in the western part of the United States, anyway. More specifically, the city ranked fourth out of four in the northern region of California, behind Sacramento, Eureka and Truckee.

That answers the NorCal vs. SoCal debate. Or does it?

In its brief description of the city, the magazine mentions the money (millions) spent to refurbish Fulton Street and the promise of the high-speed rail project.

“Once the nation’s first bullet train links it to Silicon Valley via high-speed rail, watch out,” it wrote.


This isn’t the first time Fresno has gotten love in the pages of Sunset. Sea Lion Cove at Fresno Chaffee Zoo was featured as on of the magazine’s favorite-things lists. Christmas Tree Lane was one of its favorite holiday lights displays. The magazine even ran a feature on the event.

Clovis’ 559 Local brewery got a similar feature in 2015.

Joshua Tehee: 559-441-6479, @joshuatehee