The incredibly fertile San Joaquin Valley stretches out between California's coastal mountains and the Sierra Nevada range, offering an endless array of possibilities. It's close to the cultural wellspring of the San Francisco Bay. It's close to the breathtaking vistas of Yosemite and the verdant Sierra National Forest. But it's far from being distracted by the proximity of such wonders, keeping a firm grasp on what's important—family and community. Truth be told, the valley is a great place to live, work and raise a family.