Known as a forward-thinking community with a rich heritage and a diverse population that appreciates a small-town atmosphere and quality of life, Madera is the largest full-service city in Madera County. It is a community of diverse neighborhoods, with quality parks and recreation facilities as well as cultural programs. It offers an enhanced quality of life for those who choose to live, learn, work, and play here. Throughout its history, Madera has distinguished itself for its unique innovations and progressive planning; it provides its citizens some of the first, only, largest, or most unique services and amenities in California.
Madera’s population of 65,000 enjoys the region’s museums and cultural centers, exploring the Madera Wine Trail, or taking in the Sierra Arts Trail, the Coarsegold Peddlers’ Fair, and Indian Fair Days. Within two hours’ drive from three national parks, Madera and the surrounding area offer a full range of activities, from family-friendly expeditions to championship golf courses.