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The Best Neighborhoods Near Fresno


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There's a lot to love about living in Fresno, California. It's been named the top city in California where salaries go the furthest.  It has many amenities, businesses, and of course, great neighborhoods to live in or visit!

Here’s a look at just a few of the best neighborhoods in Fresno for 2019 (according to data from homesnacks.net and other sources)

North Growth Area

Approximately 2,295 people live in the area, giving it a population density of 345. The median home value is $392,800. The unemployment rate is 3.2% and the crime rate is 1,902 per 100,000. The homes may be more expensive in the North Growth area, but besides that it's one of the best places to live in Fresno! The schools are great, has a good safety rating according to AreaVibes, and it's more quiet due the lack of businesses setting up shop in this residential area.

Woodward Park

This area is home to 58,752 people and has a population density of 2,857. The median home value in Woodward Park is $276,362.The unemployment rate is 5.6% and the crime per 100,000 rate is 2,298. Woodward Park was actually the #1 area in Fresno, California according to AreaVibes. Low crime, great schools, local amenities, and the weather make this a great place to live in Fresno!


Bullard is home to 100,730 people and has a population density of 3,777. The median home value is $243,068. The unemployment rate for this area is 6% and the crime rate per 100,000 residents is 3,592. Bullard makes the list because it has a good amount of amenities close by and because of the beautiful homes it houses in some of its areas!

South Growth Area

There are 3,848 residents in the South Growth Area, which has a population density of 214. The median home value in this area is $201,550. The unemployment rate is at 6.8% and the crime rate per 100,000 residents is a very low 49. The South Growth are gets you a little further from downtown so you have more space to grow. Although you're a little further from certain amenities, the lovely homes in this area will make you want to stay!

Southeast Growth Area

There are 6,677 residents in the Southeast Growth Area. The population density here is 266. The median home value is $292,05. The unemployment rate runs at 5.6% and the crime rate per 100,000 residents is 4,446. Similar to the South Growth area, consider the South Growth area for living if you want to be further away from the downtown hustle and bustle!

What Makes a Great Neighborhood

Naturally, home values, population density, and safety are only part of the equation when evaluating a community. If you have school-aged children, you’ll also want to get a sense for the quality of schools in your neighborhood (Here’s a helpful overview from Zillow.com that compares Fresno schools). Of course, you'll also want to consider location in terms of your commute to work and ease of accessing other activities that are important to you.

To Move or Remodel?

If you are moving to Fresno in the near future, definitely check out these neighborhoods! If you already live in one of these neighborhoods, you know that where you live truly matters. Rather than looking to improve your location, you should consider remodeling your existing home so you can keep all the benefits of your top-notch neighborhood while improving the space you live in day-to-day!

If you're ready to start the remodeling conversation, schedule a consultation us today! We'd be happy to walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. Not ready to talk? No problem! Click on the button below to download our free eBook on remodeling your kitchen (you know the kitchen is the heart of the home). Our Kitchen Remodeling Guide is a great place to get started with inspiration, how-to's, and more if you aren't quite ready to remodel yet!