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Hello All.

I just accepted an amazing job position where i travel religiously. In May, I will be moving to Fresno for a year. Being that I attended school in DC and was born and raised in New Orleans, I am use to a culture filled urban life. As much as I want to live in the heart of the city, I want to take into consideration that I am just starting my life and have other responsibilities. What are some residential neighborhood recommendations for an outgoing, art loving, feasible, African American female?

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1. Re: clueless in no'

I am afraid that you won't find Fresno very "urban", even in the center. You might want to consider locating yourself near transportation, especially since you will be traveling.

Here are some links to information about Fresno...

http://www.google.com/search?q=fresno+california&sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGGL,GGGL:2006-36,GGGL:en&aq=t

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There are a couple of areas to look at if you are looking for a more urban life style.

The Tower District in Fresno is a mix of urban and alternative lifestyles. You'll find everything from Mardi Gras to Gay Pride parades occurring in the neighborhood. The area includes several art galleries and a couple of small theater companies.

The Tower Theater hosts live concerts as well as events like Fresno Filmworks' monthly movies and independent film maker festival. The Tower Theater is also home to Fresno Reel Pride, one of the oldest GLBT film festivals in the US.

http://www.towerdistrict.org/home.htm

http://www.towertheatrefresno.com/

http://www.fresnofilmworks.org/

http://www.reelpride.com

A new and upcoming artsy neighborhood is developing in the north downtown area, near several museums. Developers have built new loft and live/work apartments catering to artists and young professionals. The neighborhood is near the Fresno Metropolitan Museum, the Fresno African-American Museum, and Artes Americas museum.

http://www.urbanfresno.com/

http://www.fresnomet.org

http://www.arteamericas.org

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3. Re: clueless in no'

I just thought of a third area.

You might also look near the Fresno State campus. Be aware there are some rental areas near the campus that you will want to avoid and of course the housing closest to the campus caters to students.

But there are a number of cultural events year round on the campus. Fresno State hosts the Cal State University summer arts program, students from all 23 campuses in the state listen to lectures and performances from a variety of areas.

The campus also hosts concerts, lectures, performances, etc.

The SaveMart Center arena on campus hosts concerts ranging from Andrea Boccelli to Madonna to Gospel festivals, sports, events, etc.

About 1 mile south of the campus there is a new recreation area opening. It will include Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo, an authentic Irish Pub with furnishings from Ireland, and a small amusement park with several roller coasters.

http://www.savemartcenter.com

http://www.csusummerarts.org/index.shtml

http://www.csufresno.edu/Theatre/

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