It's the sixth largest city in CA and largest inland city of said state. Located in the San Joaquin Central Valley, it's population is comparable to Atlanta's. Also known as "The 'No", by the locals, it's not neccesarily the coolest city in the country, especially in the summers and although not neccesarily a world renowned metropolis such as LA or NYC, it's still a very, very culturally diverse city, with all shades of color and a plethora of heritages and languages around.
Not your average podunk, small, valley town either, Fresno has it's healthy mix of nightclubs, art galleries, museums, shopping centers, arenas, stadiums, an airport and good schools (Fresno State University, in particular) to see. As well as many beautiful women, particularily from the Mhong community there. Though the opinions of the city from it's inhabitants can range anywhere on the positive/negative spectrum, most will agree that it is a good city to live in, albeit marked with it's own problems and occasional bum rap; just like any other.
Guy 1: I like it here in Fresno, California. The people are nice, girls are hot, and there's plenty of restaurants to pick from. Oh and the Stones were fucking awesome last weekend when they played.
Girl 1: This town is soo fucking boring.
Guy 2: It's okay I guess, but not much to do.
Girl 2: There's always plenty to do around here, but most of what you ever do is get drunk at parties and have creepy guys with acne hit on you.
Girl 1: What-ever!