As the county seat of Merced County
; Merced, California is a lively city characterized by its complex cultural variety, a charming neighborly community and a diverse urban/rural landscape. Although a fast-paced, rapidly growing city, Merced maintains a close-knit and welcoming atmosphere. Known as the “Gateway to Yosemite,” Merced is a mere 2 hour drive from Yosemite National Park to the east and Monterey Bay
to the west, creating the ideal location for city dwellers who crave a regular weekend getaway. Also within a short distance from city limits are Lake Yosemite, Merced Falls and Castle Air Museum. The breathtaking landscape that expands from Merced’s rural region is complimented by mild, cool climates and plenty of rainfall in the winter to maintain the lush, green allure of the looming mountains. Children of Merced homes attend Merced Union High School District and three major public high school campuses and one community college. Less than a one hour drive away lie a stunning array of major universities including CSU Stanislaus, California State University, Fresno, University of the Pacific, and the University of California, Merced. Commute effortlessly within Merced’s city limits via California State Route 99 and 140, or fly out for vacation through the Merced Regional Airport. Don’t miss your chance to check out the captivating city of Merced today and Find an Agent
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