Mayor's Message


I would like to welcome you to the City of Hanford. Our community of more than 56,000 residents offers wonderful opportunities to shop, dine, and explore. Whether you’re looking for a great place to raise a family or open a new business, I’m confident you will find your future in Hanford. 

Hanford offers the best of both worlds, larger city opportunities with small town charm and history. As the County Seat, Hanford is the retail center of Kings County. For shoppers seeking a Mall, Lifestyle Center, or Downtown shopping experience, Hanford has what you’re looking for. We also offer the largest suite of healthcare services, including the brand new Birthing Center and NICU at Adventist Health. 

Hanford is also pleased to offer a wide variety of housing options, including large lot and small lot single family homes, multi-family apartments, and downtown living! We see steady growth in each of these housing alternatives. All of these housing options are further supported by Hanford’s great schools! 

When it comes to those recreational opportunities, (recognizing that shopping is recreational for some) Hanford has a complete calendar of City-sponsored family events and recreational sports programs for youth and adults. Hanford also benefits from the efforts of several local non-profits that provide regular programming for your entertainment needs. 

When it comes to exploring the history of the San Joaquin Valley, Hanford is home to some of the finest architectural collections anywhere around. From Civic Park to China Alley to the Fox Theatre and Carnegie Museum, Hanford offers much to see. 

From great schools to great history, we look forward to supporting you and your future here in Hanford! 


David Ayers 
Mayor, City of Hanford