Kerman is located just 16 miles west of Fresno in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley. One of the fastest growing cities in California, Kerman places great emphasis on quality of life, while still keeping a small-town flavor. However, the City of Kerman and the City Council have planned, financed and developed the necessary support infrastructure to properly accommodate this growth. A recent survey indicated that that Kerman has one of the lowest crime rates of incorporated cities in Fresno County. In addition to an extensive parks system (over 47 acres of developed parks) the City of Kerman offers a wide variety of youth and senior citizen recreational activities, programs and transit services.