Porterville, California is a small, friendly community of close to 37,000, located approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes southeast of Fresno. It’s close enough to enjoy the history and culture—along with the natural beauty—of Fresno, while getting back to what it must have been like to live in California before “urban sprawl”.
Often called the "Gateway to the Sequoias," Porterville is a great place to live and raise a family because the area boasts year-round recreational activities with the bonus of strong school systems that help kids grow up prepared for the future. Surrounded by rich farmland, Porterville residents appreciate the affordable housing and country living—along with a temperate climate and some of the friendliest neighbors found anywhere. Less than 10 minutes away, Lake Success offers residents fishing, skiing, boating and camping. What could be more?