Nestled in the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the city of Orange Cove is one of central California's friendliest and most sought-after communities. Located just 35 miles southeast of Fresno, many residents seeking Orange Cove apartments for rent either live and work in this warm, welcoming community or commute to the surrounding metro area. Home to hundreds of acres of citrus fruit and boasting a thriving packing house industry, it makes sense that many Californians are giving Orange Cove a second look. According to information from City-Data, this charming town has seen nearly an 18 percent jump in population from 2000 to 2010.
Orange Cove was founded in 1914 by Elmer M. Sheridan, naming the town after the large scale of citrus agriculture that was beginning to take shape in the area. After decades of industrial and residential growth due to fruit production, the city was eventually incorporated in 1948. Today, Orange Cove is a community that remains a small town with excellent schools and a family-friendly atmosphere, but its central location puts residents near everything the Golden State has to offer within a short drive. Orange Cove is also close to a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities due to its location near the Sierra Nevada mountains. Both Yosemite National Park and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park are within a short drive, and Pismo Beach is also near, giving Orange Cove residents a variety of options to explore the great outdoors.
The biggest event that many residents in the area take great pride in is the Fresno County Blossom Trail. Every spring the festival is kicked off in Orange Cove, giving a nod to the city's agricultural past, present and future. Since many of the residents here are farmers and cultivators, this festival is a great way to get to know local residents and understand the culture of this charming, rural California town.
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