Top 10 Neighborhoods for Millennial Homebuyers
Let's face it, the neighborhood you live in matters as much as the house you buy. We wrote a guide to selecting the perfect neighborhood. Because, millennials like things easy, here's your hyper-local guide to the Top 10 Fresno neighborhoods millennials are choosing to call home in the Fresno area.
1. Tower District
Millennials Love: Affordability, Nightlife, Diversity, Cultural Arts, Foodie Restaurants, Walkability, Charm.
Tower District is Fresno's epicenter of hip and known for its nightlife and trendy local business scene. A main street lined with ultra-cool coffee shops, thrift stores, music venues, and bars serves as the urban center of Fresno's Historic Tower District. The community center is host to many events and festivals throughout the year; progressive spirits from all over Fresno come to tower for the fun. Home to a subculture of talented artists, musicians, millennials, and old-timers attracted to its unique cultural arts, diversity, and charm. The beautiful architecture and tree-lined streets of Tower District welcome millennial homebuyers. Millennials are buying historic bungalows and charming old houses (many of which have been renovated) at affordable prices. Whether you’re looking for great nightlife or an eclectic art scene, Tower District is the place to be!
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2. Fig Garden
Millennials Love: Central Location, Mature Landscaping, Proximity to Restaurants and Entertainment.
This cute Fresno community is filled with older homes with unique architecture that sit on larger lots than other areas. Perfect for homebuyers looking for affordability but are anti tract home. The area includes lots of parks and mature landscaping. Centrally located in the heart of Fresno homeowners enjoy the close proximity to popular restaurants and destination shopping centers.
3. Copper River Ranch
Millennials Love: Active lifestyle, School district, upscale community, newer homes.
Copper River Ranch is the most sought-after master-planned community in the Central Valley and offers a wide variety of homes ideal for all life stages. Surrounding the prestigious Copper River Golf Course, it boasts breathtaking views of the San Joaquin River and Bluffs, the Sierra Nevada mountains and the nearby foothills. This innovative community includes more than eight miles of extensive walking trails that connect with the Eaton and Sugar Pine regional trails and is steps away from fitness, recreation, culinary and shopping venues. It is also located in the award-winning Clovis Unified School District, giving you access to Fugman Elementary, Granite Ridge Intermediate, and Clovis North High School.
Membership to the Copper River Country Club grants you access to the Club’s many amenities, including an Olympic-sized pool, exceptional tennis facilities, the full-service country club, and the renowned Copper River Golf Course.
Information via Granville
Millennials Love: Outdoor lifestyle, Active lifestyle, Community
This unique neighborhood is designed around a 54-acre lake that brings the love of the outdoors to your doorstep. Charming custom homes at affordable prices and wonderful amenities add to the one of a kind communities appeal. Amenities include 2.25 walking trail, a clubhouse, gym, Jr. Olympic pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, playground, boating, and fishing.
If the breathtaking lake and mature landscaping aren't enough you're in luck Woodward Park is within walking distance. Homeowners enjoy close proximity to popular restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and being a part of Clovis Unified School District. There's nowhere else like it in Fresno. Lakeside living and a friendly/active community where neighbors become friends draw millennials.
5. Loma Vista
Why Millenials Love it: Family-oriented Community, Affordable, Top-notch Schools, New/Newer Construction, Up and coming community.
Already well underway the Loma Vista master-planned community attracts millennial homebuyers looking for family-friendly, affordable new homes in Clovis Unified School District. Described by the City of Clovis on their website as:
Loma Vista, formerly known as the Southeast Urban Center, which eventually will be home to almost 30,000 residents over the next 20 years, will be an environmentally friendly neighborhood village. Recognizing the value of protecting our natural resources, higher-density residential areas will be joined with bicycle and walking paths and shared open spaces, all linked to vibrant, activity-filled urban streetscape areas. Central, block-long pedestrian ways will feature mixed-use development serving retail, office and residential needs. Reducing our dependence on the automobile, the urban center will signal a commitment to a future that continues to value a high quality of life.
The Loma Vista Specific Plan area was one of three urban centers envisioned in the 1993 General Plan update. The recent agreement on the city’s sphere of influence has enabled our active planning of the area. The specific plan process began in May 2001, with the evaluation and selection of a consultant, and included an inter-agency technical advisory committee and a Plan Advisory Committee composed of property owners, Clovis residents, and area stakeholders.
The Specific Plan area encompasses approximately 3,300 acres generally bounded on the north by Bullard Avenue, on the south by the Gould Canal, on the west by the existing city limit on Locan and on the east by McCall. The plan area includes commercial uses, parks and open space, and school facilities. Neighborhoods within the urban village are to be planned and developed with a combination of land uses to promote a self-sustaining community.
Millennials Love: Clovis Unified School District, Affordable and Luxury Options, Newer construction, Master-planned community, Location.
Welcome to Harlan Ranch, a vibrant master-planned community in Clovis, California with over 1,500 homes. Our goal is to provide residents from all walks of life from growing families to empty-nesters with a community focused on their needs. The community features a full line up of events coordinated monthly for residents, such as enjoying a movie in the park during the summer. Harlan Ranch has something for everyone. The community was designed to encourage residents to embrace the outdoors. Walk along many of the tree-lined paths, picnic at one of the parks or enjoy a summer day with the kids at the pool. Information via the Harlan Ranch website.
7. Old Town Clovis
Welcome to Old Town Clovis, where downtown entertainment and residential life meet. Located on the eastern side of Clovis, Old Town offers the safety and serenity of life in Clovis — with a little bit of added entertainment and nightlife. Stroll through the streets of Old Town and admire the picturesque old-style architecture, browse through endless boutiques, antiques, and specialty shops, or attend a famous seasonal event.walkable.small-town charm and slightly slower pace.
Millennials Love: Sense of Community, Diversity, Charming Architecture, Affordability, Walkability, Friendly neighborhood.
Millennials love the Fresno High area and our friend/fellow millennial/Fresno High homeowner Rachel Klippenstein explains why perfectly: "
“Living the Fresno High neighborhood has been wonderful and has met my needs as a homeowner. I love that there are so many amenities within walking distance, the convenience of the freeway for my daily commute to work, and the strong sense of community. This community is extremely active and you can meet neighbors taking an evening stroll down Van Ness to enjoy a cup of coffee at Kuppa Joy, live music and great food at gazebo gardens, or walk through Fresno City College campus. The neighborhood has strong roots. Many of the residents have been there for 15 plus years, and this has created just a wonderful and friendly atmosphere.
I also love that the neighborhood has such diversity in home designs and price points. The homes in this neighborhood range from small bungalows to much larger homes and styles from small cottages, Tudors, Spanish styled homes, and more formal and grand homes as well. This variety of designs creating a neighborhood that is a wonderful blend of backgrounds from first time home buyers and young families, to more established families that have found their forever home. The wonderful and unique feature of this community is that whatever your price point, you can find a home within your budget, and not very many neighborhoods have that accessibility, especially in one so established.I cannot say enough good things about this neighborhood, if you are looking for a home I strongly recommend not just driving past, but take a walk through to get a sense of the community to see if this may be a great place for your family.”
9. Buchanan High
Millennials Love: Excellent Schools, CUSD, Family-friendly neighborhood.
The Buchannan High area is a family-friendly community with great schools and easy access to popular restaurants and shopping. When you’re looking to settle down and establish some roots, whether, for the long haul or just where property values are likely to remain higher than average, it doesn’t get much better than Buchanan High. It is a great place to raise a family with classic suburban amenities.
Millennials Love: New construction, Community, up-and-coming, Amenities.
Riverstone is a Master planned community just outside if Fresno. A quick 10-minute freeway drive away from the heart of Fresno. Riverstone at a glance: 8 districts / 6,578 residences at build-out, Multiple community clubhouses, Walkable neighborhoods, Future on-site schools, 115 acres of parks & open space, Hiking & biking trails with scenic outlooks, community farm, dog park, sustainable water supply, nearby San Joaquin River and adjacent lake.