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South Central Valley Region: Short Term Rentals & More
As in other areas of California, the South Central Valley can be a challenge for the out of town traveler to find short term rentals and temporary housing. Let the experts at Key Housing assist with your search.
A huge agricultural area, the Southern Central Valley is responsible for about 13% of all agricultural production in the United States. Crops include almonds, tomatoes, grapes, cotton, apricots, oranges, peaches, garlic and practically any non-tropical food crop. This region is home to the largest cotton farm in the world and produces over 90% of the worlds almonds.
Cattle ranching is also very significant as is the petroleum industry. Oil and gas fields are found throughout the southern part of this region, which has heavy oil and gas reserves.
Major cities include:
These cities and many more are connected by two major freeways, Interstate 5 and California State Highway 99. These arteries are the main North – South routes for over 50-billion dollars of Agricultural products and an untold amounts of other good coming from or going the major Pacific ports and East West railway centers.
The area was originally inhabited by the Yokuts Native American Peoples. Europeans began to immigrate following the Mexican Revolution and the California Gold Rush. The region became part of the United States in 1848 following the Mexican-American War.