Not everyone is looking for a new construction home on a zero lot line where your property boundary is the stucco wall of your neighbor’s house, five feet away from the wall of your own house. There is a growing desire out there for homes with character or homes that are not built right on top of one another. Homes where you can break wind on your back patio and your neighbor has no chance of hearing or smelling anything. To find such homes these days you may have to journey into some older neighborhoods. Neighborhoods where the trees are mature and dominate the landscape. Neighborhoods that may be in a county island yet within the city limits.
If that is what you are looking for you may want to check out what the homes around the Sunnyside Country Club have to offer. There is nothing cookie cutter about this neighborhood. Some of the homes here are 100 years old. The golf course started in 1911 so you can see why homes are 100 years old. For the purpose of this post I’m going to look at only the homes that sit on 15,000+ sq. ft. lots.
Looking at the sales data over the past six months, 11 homes have sold, two are pending and there is only one active listing within a 1 mile radius of the entrance of the Sunnyside Country Club. The homes along Butler Ave tend to be the most spectacular and they have a sort of plantation like feel to them. The closer to the golf course, the more unique and generally speaking the more expensive the property. Starting from the largest sale in terms of size, there was a sale on 5641 E. Butler with a 5,424 sq. ft. home that sold for $825,000. 5872 E Parkside Dr. was the smallest sale in terms of home size at 2,100 sq. ft. and selling for $409,900. Now the one on Butler was on a roughly 2.5 acre lot where as the Parkside Dr. home’s lot was not even 17,000 sq. ft.
But this gives you just a small glimpse at the variety to be found in this neighborhood and I’m not even looking at homes on smaller lots. The only active listing in this one mile radius search is at 1337 S Clovis Ave and this home is 4,286 sq. ft. on a 52,350 sq. ft. lot and the asking price is $699,000. This particular home was built in 1935. The average time on the market for these homes is just 28 days and that is less than the average for Fresno. So homes are being swooped up down in this historic community.
If you would like more information about this community or if you want to see what is actively for sale in this community, click here. If you want to hear more about a future upcoming listing I have in this neighborhood, reach out to me at 559-246-8991. My name is Jason Nenadov and I am the broker of Equity Assets Real Estate.