About Madera, California
Madera is a city located in Madera County, California, with an estimated population of 72,391 as of the 2024 census. It is approximately 25 miles northwest of Fresno, the fifth-largest city in California. Madera is known as the “Heart of California” due to its central location in the state. The city experiences a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Madera is known for its historic downtown area, which is filled with charming shops, restaurants, and buildings dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The city is home to the Madera County Courthouse, a historic landmark built in 1900 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Madera is surrounded by beautiful agricultural landscapes, including vineyards, orchards, and farmland. The city hosts the annual Madera District Fair, a popular event featuring agricultural exhibits, live entertainment, carnival rides, and more. The Madera Municipal Golf Course is a popular destination for golf enthusiasts, featuring an 18-hole course surrounded by stunning views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is home to the Madera Speedway, a popular racing venue that hosts various motorsport events throughout the year. Madera is conveniently located along Highway 99, making it easily accessible for travelers.