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Modesto Ranked 7th in Ca for Fun

Modesto is 7th Most Fun City in California
By Chris Murphy

We love good news at ModestoView and this is really good news.
Our friends who read ModestoView know about all the good things that are going on here in town and we have the inside scoop.
Finally, there are some statistics out there that now “Prove” that we really are a fun city.

A group called WalletHub has analyzed a variety of factors and weighted them on importance. Elements like number of Bowling alleys, dance clubs, parks per capita, average cost for a movie, walkable park access, performing arts venues, number of fitness centers and many more were tabulated to get the rankings.

So as a result, Modesto ranked 7th in California and 68th in the nation. There were three main categories: 1) Entertainment 2) Nightlife&Parties 3) Costs
These were all compiled and they hit the sort button and Modesto came out near the top.

Our ModestoView reading friends know this and now the rest of the people know this.
Please share this article and information so you too can spread the good word about our community.

Here is how we stacked up compared to other top 10 California cities.

1. San Francisco (now that’s a shock huh, but they were # 15 nationally)
2. Sacramento
3. San Diego
4. Oakland
5. Glendale
6. Anaheim (yes, they have Disneyland)
8. Huntington Beach
9. Long Beach
10. San Bernardino

Here is a link to the article with the full methodology and the basic details and a really cool comparison on the key from with a top of the list and the bottom of the list.

To find something to do this very minute and plan your week, check out our event calendar at




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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.