Fresno covers about 112 square miles in the center of the San Joaquin Valley, and is near the geographical center of California. Fresno’s population is the fifth-most populous city in the California, and the most populous city in the Central Valley. Fresno’s location makes a day trip to several major recreation areas possible. Enjoy a day at Yosemite National Park, or maybe the Sierra National Forest, or even the twin national parks of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon. If a day on the water is what you prefer a trip to the Millerton Lake, Pine Flats, or a float down the river are also just a short drive. Wanting to stay in town? Fresno offers shopping and great restaurants at River Park, Fashion Fair Mall, and Fig Garden Village. The Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Woodward Park, and the Island Water Park are great activities for the entire family to enjoy.
This area of Fresno became desirable in the early 2000s and continues to be popular among families. Fresno International airport is nearby and this location provides easy access to the freeway making getting around town a breeze.
This area is booming with new construction and is desirable for families. Currently many homes in this zip code a located within Clovis Unified school district. New shopping centers and restaurants are being built to accommodate the new growth. This area is still on the outskirts of town and provides a country feel with cool breezes in the evenings and a quick drive to Millerton and Shaver Lake.
When asked about Northwest Fresno, three things come immediately to mind… large
lots, custom homes, and spectacular views. Many homes in this community offer a view of the San Joaquin River, or one of several premier golf courses in the area.
This area of Fresno offers recreational opportunities in the mountains, foothills, lakes,
rivers, forest and lush countryside. Living in northeast Fresno puts you near it all. Located in northeast you will find Woodward Park, founded by the late Ralph Woodward, a long-time Fresno resident. The park has a multi-use amphitheater, authentic Japanese Garden, fenced dog park, an equestrian trail, children’s playgrounds, a lake, small ponds, picnic areas, and miles multipurpose trails that are part of the San Joaquin River Parkway’s Lewis S. Eaton Trail. Woodward Park is the only regional park of this size in the Central Valley.
One of the most sought after neighborhoods in Fresno. Surrounded by dense shade trees,
residents enjoy walking, jogging, and biking down the streets. The lots are large, lush landscaping, and the combination of bungalows, period revival, adobe, and ranch style home make this a unique neighborhood. During the Christmas season, homeowners decorate their homes and yards with magnificent displays of lights and wood cutouts, turning Van Ness into Christmas Tree Lane.
The neighborhood of Sunnyside is on Fresno’s far southeast side. Although parts of Sunnyside are within the City of Fresno, much of the neighborhood is a “county island” within Fresno County. Largely developed in the 1950s through the 1970s, it has recently experienced a surge in new home construction. It is also the home of the Sunnyside Country Club, which maintains a golf course designed by William Bell.
If living near shopping and restaurants is important to you and your family then the River Park area should certainly be at the top of your list. River Park is an entertainment oriented outdoor shopping center anchored by the Edwards 21 Stadium Theater.