Valley Children's Healthcare Living and Working in Central California

Living and Working in the Heart of California

In addition to California sunshine, our location in the San Joaquin Valley offers residents several lifestyle benefits. With more than 1 million people living in Fresno and its neighboring towns, our region provides many amenities without the congestion of the Bay Area or Southern California. Getting away to the coast, mountains, Bay Area or Southern California is a short drive, including easy access to three national parks – Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia. Recognizing the value of our extensive regional park system, U.S. News & World Report ranks Fresno among the top most fun places to live if you love the outdoors.

Where You'll Work

Fresno

Fresno
Fresno
Fresno

Fresno/Clovis/Madera

Join the team at the 330-bed, nationally-recognized Valley Children’s Hospital – the only hospital between the Bay Area and Los Angeles dedicated exclusively to pediatrics – Fresno’s Spruce Specialty Care Center or our four primary care practices in Fresno and Clovis.

Bakersfield

Bakersfield
Bakersfield
Bakersfield
Bakersfield
Bakersfield
Bakersfield
Bakersfield

Bakersfield

Valley Children’s Eagle Oaks Specialty Care Center is a new, state-of-the-art outpatient care center in Bakersfield, but our team in Bakersfield also has two primary care offices and pediatric hospitalists and intensivists at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital.

Templeton

Templeton
Templeton

Templeton

The newest addition to the Valley Children’s family, Templeton Specialty Care Center in Templeton offers families on the Central Coast easy access to Valley Children’s specialists without traveling far from home.

Modesto

Modesto
Modesto
Modesto

Modesto

Pelandale Specialty Care Center, opened in 2019, provides families in Modesto and Stanislaus County access to Valley Children’s specialists in a beautiful, 40,000-square-foot facility.

Merced

Merced
Merced

Merced

Valley Children’s offers both primary and specialty care services to families in Merced at Olivewood Specialty Care Center and Olivewood Primary Care Pediatrics.

Where You’ll Live

Central California is a great place to raise a family. Affordable housing, safe neighborhoods and friendly neighbors are easy to find. Our recruitment team will arrange a tour with a realtor to assist with your search. 

Average Cost of a Home Per Sq. Ft.

$258

Fresno

$627

Los Angeles

$973

San Francisco

SOURCE: Redfin, July 2023

Quality School

Quality Schools

Recognized for academic and athletic excellence, Central California schools ensure a bright future for your children. Our area offers high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education, including the University of California - Merced, California State University - Fresno, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California State University - Stanislaus and California State University - Bakersfield. The region also offers dozens of public charter schools and private schools, as well as a variety of junior colleges, and technical and trade schools.

Dining

Dining

The Valley’s multicultural population represents more than 90 ethnic groups, providing a rich and flavorful dining experience. Local restaurateurs offer diverse cuisine including Basque, Ethiopian, Indian, Mediterranean, Thai and more. Asian and Mexican restaurants are almost as popular as pizza parlors, and fine dining chains compete with local favorites. For casual dining, barbeque joints that feature the region’s famous tri-tip sandwich always draw a crowd.

If you prefer practicing the culinary arts at home, the area offers fresh fish markets that receive regular shipments of fish and seafood from the Central Coast. Local meat markets feature beef from area ranchers. The San Joaquin Valley is a produce-lover’s paradise. Don’t be surprised to find fresh fruits and vegetables from nearby farms sold on street corners, as well as honey made from the bees that pollinate the fruit trees. Dried fruit, nuts and wine produced locally are sold in grocery stores, roadside markets and even by delivery.

Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment

Fresno and other Valley communities offer an abundance of entertainment opportunities, including several art museums, historic theaters, a renowned philharmonic orchestra, and an active academic and literary community. 

Sports fans can partake in an assortment of athletics at Fresno State. Win or lose, fans and alumni of Fresno State, also known as the Red Wave, are some of the most diehard in the country, which always makes taking in any Bulldog game exciting and fun. However, college isn’t the only game in town; Fresno is home of the Colorado Rockies, Low-A affiliate, the Fresno Grizzlies. And the Fresno Fuego soccer team has been a major player in the USL Premier Development League for more than a decade.

Outdoor Recreation

Mild winters and warm summers provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure. The League of American Bicyclists awarded the Bronze Medal Designation to the City of Fresno as a Bicycle Friendly Community. Nearby lakes provide boating recreation for sailors, jet skiers and wakeboarding enthusiasts. For recreation at a slower pace, play a round at one of the local golf courses. You can also pack up your foursome for an excursion to one of the state’s famed courses close by, like the U.S. Olympic Club in San Francisco or Pebble Beach’s beautiful Cypress Point (the 14th best course in the world) located less than three hours from Fresno. If you’re a winter sports fan, take advantage of the multiple ski runs throughout the nearby Sierras, or try a spin around the rink at Valley Children’s Ice Center in Bakersfield.

Our centralized location in the heart of California means you’ll be just a few hours from the world’s most popular vacation destinations. The breathtaking views of Yosemite are a day-trip away. Haul your bike along and enjoy the many winding paths that crisscross the Valley floor. Or set up camp and spend several hours hiking mountain trails. And don’t forget your camera. On hot summer days, you can easily jump in the car and spend a fantastic day in cool Kings Canyon National Park. Gaze up at the world’s largest trees and return home in time for an evening swim in the pool. Advance planning is rarely necessary to head for a weekend getaway to the California coastline. Take a relaxing stroll along its stretches of beautiful beaches and watch the sunset on a picturesque oceanfront community. You’ll return to work refreshed and ready for the challenge of caring for the ill and injured children who call Central California home. 

Vacation Destinations within Driving Distance from Fresno

Yosemite National Park

1.5

hours

King Canyon National Park

1.75

hours

Paso Robles Wine Country

2.0

hours

Pismo Beach

2.5

hours

Carmel & Monterey

3.0

hours

San Francisco

3.25

hours

Los Angeles

3.5

hours

Napa Valley Wine Country

3.5

hours

Lake Tahoe

4.5

hours

San Diego

5.5

hours

Las Vegas

5.75

hours

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