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Average Ratings:
Artisticness: 2.2    Calmness: 2.5    Helpfulness: 2.8   
Intellectualness: 1.8    Neatness: 2.8    Outgoingness: 3.3   
Average Resident Personality Test Scores:
Artisticness: 3.02    Calmness: 3.06    Helpfulness: 2.95   
Intellectualness: 3.17    Neatness: 3.21    Outgoingness: 3.13   

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Name: Jade | Age: 20 | Gender: Female | ZIP: 93614 | Resident for: 3-5 years | Added on: 2005-09-14
Artisticness: 3   Calmness: 2   Helpfulness: 3   Intelligence: 3   Neatness: 3   Outgoingness: 4   
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What do you like about Fresno? It has everything you need to live a good life, basically.
What do you dislike about Fresno? Too hot, and the drivers suck.
What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in? Anywhere, but downtown. Too damn busy over there.
How expensive is it? Average pricing.
Is it safe? Yes, just not after 11PM.
How is the weather? Too hot.
Additional thoughts? I lived in Orange County all my life, and I have enjoyed Fresno county much more.


Name: Millie | Age: 45 | Gender: Female | ZIP: 93727 | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added on: 2006-08-05
Artisticness: 2   Calmness: 2   Helpfulness: 3   Intelligence: 1   Neatness: 4   Outgoingness: 5   
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What do you like about Fresno?
It has nice colleges and universities for schooling. There are good shopping bargains. Reclaimed/fixer upper homes can be a bargain.

What do you dislike about Fresno?
Fresno had become a sprawling metropolis with inadequate community green space. The museums are exquisite but they need investment.
The city planners are entrenched in the development game and home prices have soared- even modest apartments are being converted to condominiums. This is squeezing the middle class, and especially the poor, into lifelong debt while the rich, of course, are getting richer. This tends to exacerbate all kinds of tensions, especially confusing class and race, since many of the so-called wealthy are confined to the government service sectors.

What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in?
I used to like downtown and still do. It has a charming outdoor mall, with artistic award-winning sculptures. The city has spent money on new attractive ball stadium, buildings. There are also new public ball parks being built.


How expensive is it?
Shopping is very reasonable. There are farmers markets in the city, and especially in the rural areas.

Is it safe?
Basically it is pretty safe. Honesty and friendliness are diminishing, but it depends on the individual. There is a limited mindset for relaxed sharing of good quality conversation.

How is the weather?
The weather is hot to the point of unpleasant in the summer, however the rest of the year its mild and ideal.

Additional thoughts?
People wouldn't have to worry about escaping the heat if there was more culture in Fresno. The culture, to be blunt, is mostly second-rate because people are "afraid to be artistic" as if that were liberalism itself. Thus the number and selections induce asphyxiation in me.







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