About the Community of Madera, California
As a premier residential community, Madera offers both residents and visitors alike an abundance of cultural events, special attractions, miles of trails and open spaces, challenging golf courses and outstanding recreational facilities as well as renowned resorts, restaurants and shopping.
Madera is located in California’s San Joaquin Valley and the county seat of Madera County, California, United States. It is a principal city of the Madera–Chowchilla Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Madera County, and Metropolitan Fresno. As of the 2010 census, the city’s population was 61,416. The City of Madera is also home to the Madera Unified School District.
Climate of Madera, California
Madera has a hot semi-arid climate. Average January temperatures are a maximum of 53.9 °F (12.2 °C) and a minimum of 35.9 °F (2.2 °C). Average July temperatures are a maximum of 98.3 °F (36.8 °C) and a minimum of 61.4 °F (16.3 °C). Annually, there are an average of 105.2 days with highs of 90°F (32°C) or higher and an average of 30.8 days with lows of 32°F (0°C) or lower.
Background Information of Madera
The town was named after the Spanish term for lumber. The town was laid out by the California Lumber Company in 1876. From 1876 to 1931 a 63-mile water flume carried lumber from the mountains to Madera where the lumber was shipped by train. The first post office at Madera opened in 1877 and the town incorporated on March 27, 1907. Landmarks include the notable and historic Madera water tower and the city’s fully operational drive-in movie theater.
Geography of Madera, California
Just minutes from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and miles from the entrance to Yosemite, the city of Madera offers an oasis retreat in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. Madera is less than two hours from three National Parks. Residents can enjoy a variety of concerts, performances, visual arts, exhibits, festivals and special events at various locations throughout the City of Madera. Such events as the Old Timers Day Parade, Legends Over Madera Air Show, July Fourth Celebration, and Concerts In The Park have proven to be the family favorites.