Welcome to Madera, California! We are an affordable small town that is located within miles of Fresno. We are a place where your kids can enjoy sports and you can enjoy a simple life. Madera is situated right in the middle Central Valley, which is the center of agriculture for California. We also have a large education system that features 20 schools. Among those schools are a number of colleges and universities where you can learn new job skills while soaking up some sun!