Introduction to Reedley, California
Reedley, California, in Fresno County, is 20 miles NW of Visalia, California (center to center) and 20 miles SE of Fresno, California. Part of the surrounding Fresno metro area, the city is not isolated.
During the Gold Rush period of the mid 1800s, Thomas Law Reed came to the area to supply wheat to the miners. When he gave the land necessary for the construction of a railroad station, the town was born. The new settlement was named Reedley after him. As the gold fever minimized, the requirement for wheat became great. Irrigation bringing water from the Kings River helped the area establish itself as a flourishing region for fruit and vineyards. New settlers began to arrive and Reedley was finally incorporated in the year 1913.
Reedley and Nearby Attractions
- Reedley Museum.
- Camacho Park.
- Cricket Hollow Park.
- Earl Ruth Park.
- Kingsburg Historical Park.
- Roosevelt Park.
Things To Do In Reedley
There are many spacious and well maintained golf courses for the sports lovers residing in the city. If you wish to know about the history of the area then the museums are the best places to visit. There are more than eight parks in the city which regularly organize events for people of all ages. The city is also dotted with various restaurants and cafes which serve mouthwatering traditional and continental delicacies.
Air transportation in the city is available from Fresno Yosemite International.
Reedley Higher Education
Reedley is served by California State University-Fresno.