Nestled against the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, Porterville is a bustling city of over 59,000 and serves as a trade center to over 100,000 people. The economy is a thriving mixture of agri-business, light industry, and commercial enterprise. Local businesses produce a number of products such as electronic medical instruments, printed forms and specialty documents, and food products. Central Location Located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Porterville is situated on the eastern edge of California’s San Joaquin Valley. Just 17 miles off Highway 99, a primary north-south route, the city is approximately an hour from Fresno and Bakersfield. Lifestyle Enjoy the slower pace, casual lifestyle, and friendliness of a small town without sacrificing quality. Porterville has several parks in the community, each with its own unique setting. The Zalud House and Porterville Museum provide a nostalgic glimpse into the past. Porterville College serves as a true community partner offering a broad spectrum of career opportunities for local residents. The community hosts a variety of special events, such as the popular Iris Festival, Veteran’s Day Parade—Celebration, and much more. Just a quick look at the community calendar provides locals and visitors with information about events in the community.