With a population that has been influenced by thousands of years worth of indigenous people, Tulare County is an eclectic place with a unique array of visible cultures. Originally home to American Natives, many groups have claimed the area as their own. In the eighteenth century, Spain left a lasting imprint by establishing numerous missions throughout Tulare, next it belonged to Mexico and finally, in 1848 the area was absorbed into the boundaries of America. Tulare has always prided itself on its diverse population, a great source of county satisfaction is Allensworth, a farming community created in 1908, known for being the only twentieth century community in the state entirely operated and financed by Black Americans. Adding a perhaps unwanted distinction to the county, tularemia, an infectious disease named after Tulare.
Veteran Life in Tulare County
The median household income in Tulare County is around $34,000 with the dairy industry being the main economic force of the area. The sale of milk products brings in annual revenue of greater than a billion dollars annually. Early in the previous decade, Tulare was known as the most productive (revenue) agricultural county in the entire country. Since 1968, Tulare city has held the largest agricultural exposition in the world annually.
With several lakes and rivers as well as many national protected areas, the 454,000 residents of Tulare have no shortage of outdoor fun on hand. Mount Whitney and the Sequoia National Park form one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.
Veterans form an integral part of the community, with a near 20,000 living in Tulare. Further adding to the visibility of the military locally is Naval Air Station Lemoore in neighboring Kings County. Many support systems are in place within the county for Veterans. Area veteran’s service providers include the VA which operates an office out of Tulare city, a VA medical center also in Tulare City and a scattering of VFW’s and Elks lodges throughout the county.
Veterans interested in making Tulare County a permanent residence benefit from a housing market that features a median sales price of $155,000, a figure below the national average.
The property tax exemption offered by the State of California to veterans further enhances the prospect of life in Tulare. Contingent on meeting qualification standards, Veterans in the state are entitled to an exemption of up to 4,000 dollars. Disabled veterans and the surviving spouses of disabled veterans may also qualify for up to $150,000 in assessed value.
Click here to learn about using the CalVet Home Loan.
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable In Tulare County:
- Single Family: $450
- Condominium: $450
- Manufactured Housing ( including modular): $450
- Duplex $500
- Triplex $600
- Fourplex $600
- Repair Certification $100
Tulare County contains in part the following recreational areas: Sequoia National Park, Mount Whitney, Kings Canyon park. Tulare is one of the most agriculturally productive counties in the entitre United States.
Tulare County VA Homes Property Search
The Tulare County VA HLC property search enables searching within the following cities:
Allensworth, Alpaugh, Badger, Cutler, Dinuba, Ducor, Earlimart, Exeter, Farmersville, Goshen, Ivanhoe, Lemon Cove, Lindsay, London, Orosi, Pixley, Poplar-Cotton Center, Porterville, Richgrove, Seville, Springville, Strathmore, Terra Bella, Three Rivers, Tipton, Traver, Tulare, Tule River Indian Reservation, Visalia, White River, Woodlake and Woodville.
VA Approved Condos in Tulare County
At this time, there are no VA approved condos in Tulare County. If you would like to have VA HLC assist you in condo project approval, please use this link.
- California VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/california-va-home-loan-limits/
- VA Loan Information by State: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/va-loan-limit-maximum-va-loan-amount/