About Selma, CA

Selma is a rapidly growing community of 24,844 residents. It offers a prime location for business and recreation activities, situated approximately 200 miles from both San Francisco and Los Angeles. The main entrances of Kings Canyon, Sequoia, and Yosemite National Parks are just 70 miles away and the Central Coast is within a short drive of less than three hours. Hometown events and locally owned businesses, along with national retailers, make Selma a full-service community. Within a 15-minute drive time, there are approximately 153,817 people shopping in Selma. Selma’s downtown, industrial and commercial developments have all become a great source of community pride in recent years. In addition, the Selma Unified School District has had multiple schools that have received Distinguished School Status. Most recently Selma High School was honored with the 2014 Honor Roll School status. Recent development of a new Selma Arts Center has expanded the quality of life for area residents and visitors. There is shovel ready industrial land available, as well as locations for retail business and residential development.

Major Roads
Highway 99 and 43 run through the City of Selma, while Highway 180 is 11 miles north, Highway 41 is 15 miles northwest and Interstate 5 is 52 miles west.
Rail Services
  • Freight The San Joaquin Valley Railroad (SJVR) operates 417 miles of track in Southern California. The SJVR interchanges with the Union Pacific Railroad at Fresno, Goshen Junction and Bakersfield, and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe at Fresno and Bakersfield.
  • Passenger Passenger rail service is available through Amtrak.
Bus Services
Local transit service is provided by Selma Transit through the Fresno County Rural Transit Agency. The Southeast Transit provides service to Fresno from Fowler, Kingsburg, and Selma. There is Greyhound bus service available in Fresno, while Orange Belt Stages and other contract providers are available. The most recent additions are transit service to Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Selma Aerodrome provides private services in Selma. Fresno Yosemite International Airport is 20 miles northwest offering passenger/freight service to major markets.
Port Facility
Port of Stockton is 142 miles northwest via Highway 99
Port of Oakland located 190 miles northwest via Highway 99
Port of Entry
The closest U.S. Customs Office is located at 5177 E. Clinton Way, Fresno.
Universities located nearby include California State University, Fresno; Fresno Pacific University (private); University of California, Merced; National University (private); and University of Phoenix (private).
Community Colleges
There are a variety of local community colleges which have both college transfer and vocational programs available. They include Reedley College, West Hills Community College, Fresno City College, Clovis Community College, College of the Sequoias, and California Christian College (private).
Vocational Schools
There are many vocational schools in the area that provide training in a number of disciplines. They include Alliant International University, DeVry University, Fresno Institute of Technology, ITT Tech, San Joaquin College of Law, and San Joaquin Valley College.
Selma Unified School District 
The Selma Unified School District features one High School, one Alternative School, eight Elementary Schools, and one Middle School.

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